deactivating flonum


    Oct 04 2006 | 3:00 pm
    is there a way to deactivate flonum other than clicking outside it?
    ideally to deactivate any/all flonums.. i keep accidentally changing values....

    • Oct 04 2006 | 4:50 pm
    • Oct 04 2006 | 6:15 pm
      On Oct 4, 2006, at 8:00 AM, bin ray wrote:
      >
      > is there a way to deactivate flonum other than clicking outside it?
      > ideally to deactivate any/all flonums.. i keep accidentally
      > changing values....
      Here's the basic state changer I pulled from the inspector and piped
      to all [flonum] through [universal]:
      max v2;
      Vlad Spears
      Urbi et orbi
    • Oct 04 2006 | 7:12 pm
      yeah, this has been discussed a couple times on the list...
      one possible workaround:
      create a new object via scripting and immediately delete it.
      not very elegant... but it works.
      jl
    • Oct 04 2006 | 8:35 pm
    • Oct 04 2006 | 9:00 pm
      On 4 oct. 06, at 17:00, bin ray wrote:
      > is there a way to deactivate flonum other than clicking outside it?
      > ideally to deactivate any/all flonums.. i keep accidentally
      > changing values....
      If you're on Mac you might take a look at rs.floatbox and rs.numbox.
      They never have keyboard focus, one of the reasons I coded them.
      Roby
    • Oct 04 2006 | 9:28 pm
      On Oct 4, 2006, at 2:02 PM, jln wrote:
      > Yes you're right indeed. But, unless I am missing something, only
      > one numbox can be selected at once ? The js example is quite nice
      > since you can connect all flonum and they'll be deselected or send
      > a bang to the js to deselect any object. I'm not sure I get the
      > example you posted actually. It doesn't deselect numbox, does it ?
      > Maybe I did not understand correctly the initial question actually...
      Oh yeah, I love the js example you linked. I've been keeping a copy
      in my frequent use collection for some time.
      What I posted will let Bin toggle whether any changes can be made to
      any [flonum] in the patcher. If you tick "Can't Change," all the
      [flonum] in the patcher will be locked from mouse-changing or from
      accidentally kept keyboard focus, but can still display any numbers
      coming into them. It was the only thing that made sense to me when
      Bin said "de-activate all flonums at once."
      Vlad
    • Oct 04 2006 | 9:39 pm
      thanks. the deselect.js thng will fix it good. sorry for not searching. that is a useful script
      actually i meant just deselect the last thing clicked, wasnt thinking straight. that universal patch is pretty cool too, never used that object
    • Oct 04 2006 | 10:50 pm