LC 8.0 (rc 1) - Again script edtior window disappearing off-screen

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LC 8.0 (rc 1) - Again script edtior window disappearing off-screen

RH
Testing on Windows 10, 64 bit.
LC 8.0 (rc 1)
Bug 16749 (Current status: fixed)

There are several bug reports (duplicates) about this issue, but they are
marked as resolved or fixed. But so far, and through all the version until
now, the script editor window simply is not available in MY WIndows 10 (and
previous 8.1) environment.

Even just opening LC latest version 8.0 (rc 1) 5 minutes ago, with great
expectations, the script editor is not visible when trying to open it
anywhere.

Enter to message box:
   ...put the loc of stack "revNewScriptEditor 1"
Get the result:
   ...416,-25340

Since this is long time hanging around, and I am a bit tired of having to
use a custom script to set it always back into position...

What to do?
  - New bug report?
  - Re-open existing bug report?

Well - I shall not forget to thank the team for this incredible work
getting LiveCode 8.0 rc 1 out of the box with such huge amount of work. I
really appreciate it spreading the word around...

Cheers ). Roland
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Re: LC 8.0 (rc 1) - Again script edtior window disappearing off-screen

Richard Gaskin
Roland Huettmann wrote:
> What to do?
>   - New bug report?
>   - Re-open existing bug report?

If the recipe is the same and the outcome is the same please re-open the
bug report.  Regressions happen, but I'm sure the team will sort this
for RC2.

Thanks for testing.

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Re: LC 8.0 (rc 1) - Again script edtior window disappearing off-screen

RH
Thank you Richard for your suggestion. ))).

And with the help of Panos the reason has been detected.
It has something to do with the Preferences file.
Now all is ok, script editor appears where is should appear.

WINDOWS: CHANGE OR REMOVE OR DELETE PREFERENCE FILE

If anybody experiencing something similar:

- Close LiveCode

- On Windows you need to make hidden folders visible (uncheck checkbox
"Hidden items" in the folders "View" tab)

- Go to "C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData/Roaming\RunRev\Preferences\"

- At this location you should find one or two files "livecode.rev" and/or
"livecode7.rev"

- Move the file or files to some other folder (or delete if not needed any
longer)

- Restart LiveCode

- A new Preferences file will be created (have a look)

- Again hide "hidden folders" on your machine if you do not want to see all
the clutter of available hidden folders and files

- Voila ! ) Done.
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Re: LC 8.0 (rc 1) - Again script edtior window disappearing off-screen

Peter TB Brett


On 13/04/2016 08:43, Roland Huettmann wrote:

> - Move the file or files to some other folder (or delete if not needed any
> longer)
>
> - Restart LiveCode
>
> - A new Preferences file will be created (have a look)

If moving your preferences file out of the way fixes incorrect IDE
behaviour, we'd like to look at it -- one of our ongoing tasks is to
make a collection of preferences files that break things, so we can stop
the brokenness from happening.

Either attach the preferences file to a related bug report, or e-mail it
to [hidden email] with a description of the problem that it was
causing!

                                    Peter

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Re: LC 8.0 (rc 1) - Again script edtior window disappearing off-screen

panagiotis merakos
@Peter
Yes, Roland has already attached the old prefs in the bug report (
http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16749) as requested

Best,
Panos
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On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM, Peter TB Brett <[hidden email]>
wrote:

>
>
> On 13/04/2016 08:43, Roland Huettmann wrote:
>
> - Move the file or files to some other folder (or delete if not needed any
>> longer)
>>
>> - Restart LiveCode
>>
>> - A new Preferences file will be created (have a look)
>>
>
> If moving your preferences file out of the way fixes incorrect IDE
> behaviour, we'd like to look at it -- one of our ongoing tasks is to make a
> collection of preferences files that break things, so we can stop the
> brokenness from happening.
>
> Either attach the preferences file to a related bug report, or e-mail it
> to [hidden email] with a description of the problem that it was
> causing!
>
>                                    Peter
>
> --
> Dr Peter Brett <[hidden email]>
> LiveCode Open Source Team
>
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>
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RH
Yes, thanks to you, BUT:

Working for a little while now in LC 8.0 ( lc 1) it happened again:

Script editor window disappeared to location: -25162,-25296 . And this time
the preferences file was NEWLY created.

It started all well and fine. Then during work - out of a sudden - after
some script errors, the SE window disappeared and was not seen again.

In my (very simple) logic, the preferences file saves some location, and it
may be a wrong location saved from such off-screen-disappearing, but the
bug itself hides somewhere else.

I also noticed that sometimes it is not possible to even access the script
editor - even if it is in the bounds of the screen and potentially be
visible -  and my "work around" was opening another script editor and then
switching the tab of editors to the original script that I am working on.
Also then a right-click on a control such as a button will not show
anything and not allow to open a script.

Is there enough testing done on Windows?

Roland



On 13 April 2016 at 10:47, panagiotis merakos <[hidden email]> wrote:

> @Peter
> Yes, Roland has already attached the old prefs in the bug report (
> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16749) as requested
>
> Best,
> Panos
> --
>
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM, Peter TB Brett <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On 13/04/2016 08:43, Roland Huettmann wrote:
> >
> > - Move the file or files to some other folder (or delete if not needed
> any
> >> longer)
> >>
> >> - Restart LiveCode
> >>
> >> - A new Preferences file will be created (have a look)
> >>
> >
> > If moving your preferences file out of the way fixes incorrect IDE
> > behaviour, we'd like to look at it -- one of our ongoing tasks is to
> make a
> > collection of preferences files that break things, so we can stop the
> > brokenness from happening.
> >
> > Either attach the preferences file to a related bug report, or e-mail it
> > to [hidden email] with a description of the problem that it was
> > causing!
> >
> >                                    Peter
> >
> > --
> > Dr Peter Brett <[hidden email]>
> > LiveCode Open Source Team
> >
> > LiveCode 2016 Conference https://livecode.com/edinburgh-2016/
> >
> >
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