window focus


    Feb 08 2007 | 11:53 pm
    I've got a few borderless windows in the app I'm working on. There
    is no indication to the user that the windows are (in)active. the
    problem is the controls are right there in front of your face, but
    you still have to "activate" the window to use it. This gives the
    user the impression that the control doesn't work on first click.
    any suggestions?
    why not just make the window a pallet? well.. lets put it this way:
    if I can go out of my way to avoid it, I will.
    -matt

    • Feb 09 2007 | 12:11 am
      On Feb 8, 2007, at 3:53 PM, matthew aidekman wrote:
      > I've got a few borderless windows in the app I'm working on.
      > There is no indication to the user that the windows are (in)
      > active. the problem is the controls are right there in front of
      > your face, but you still have to "activate" the window to use it.
      > This gives the user the impression that the control doesn't work on
      > first click.
      >
      > any suggestions?
      mousestate->"front"->thispatcher
      Or ye olde "all windows active"
      -Joshua
    • Feb 09 2007 | 12:45 am
      I feel the shame of a thousand mistaken japanese business men.
      *bows and apologizes 30 times*
      ye olde indeed
    • Feb 09 2007 | 6:39 am
      On a similar note, how can one check which window is active?
    • Feb 09 2007 | 8:58 am
    • Feb 09 2007 | 10:05 am
      On 9-Feb-2007, at 07:39, Nicholas C. Raftis III wrote:
      >
      >> On a similar note, how can one check which window is active?
      >
      active
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    • Feb 09 2007 | 5:42 pm
      perfect thanks!
    • Feb 09 2007 | 9:04 pm
      Quote: Matthew Aidekman wrote on Thu, 08 February 2007 16:45
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      > I feel the shame of a thousand mistaken japanese business men.
      > *bows and apologizes 30 times*
      >
      > ye olde indeed
      >
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