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Re: [StrongED] ToggleBD 1.01 available

On 9 Feb 2013  John Rickman Iyonix <rickman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Fred Graute  wrote

>> Dear All,

>> The first of the promised programs to be released is ToggleBD.
>> http://www.stronged.iconbar.com/fjg/zips/togglebd.zip

>> ToggleBD allows you to raise and lower the backdrop window so that you
>> can get at pinned objects easily. The backdrop can be toggled using
>> either a configurable hotkey combination or ToggleBD's iconbar-icon
>> (Select click, Adjust opens configuration window).

>> The backdrop is toggled using the message ToggleBackdrop (hence the
>> name) which is implemented in Select 4.2+ and RISC OS 5.18+. If the
>> message is not supported it tries to obtain the backdrop's window handle
>> and use that to raise and lower the backdrop (bit naughty and may not
>> work on some versions of RISC OS).

>> ToggleBD has gone through various iterations and I'm still unsure about
>> current version's implementation, any feedback on how it works / is put
>> together would be appreciated. The manual too could do with a thorough
>> going-over.

> A couple of points.

> 1) the program appears to do nothing when I try to toggle.
>    Using RISC OS 5.19 (7 nov 12) and running MoreDesk.

Toggles fine here, 5.19 (16 May 2012) but only using the mouse. Hot 
keys won't work for me.

> 2) there is a way to apply choices but not to change them

Can't either apply or save changes here. The Choices file in Config is 
dated 6 February. Ah! It's set for owner read and write only! I 
changed that, and it still won't save in the Config directory in the 
app, but I've just discovered that the hot keys do work now, and 
there's a ToggleBD directory in Boot.Choices, which wasn't there 

Looks to be a useful app, though. Thanks, Fred.

With best wishes,


Peter Young (zfc Ta) and family
Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52, England

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