O$4 - Copy a continer object

Doug Easterbrook doug at artsman.com
Sun Mar 15 16:17:45 EDT 2015

Personal opinion.

I would never want a 'desktop' window -- users on OSX expect that the Z-Order of windows be independent of applications.   In other words, you can have an excel, word, omnis, word, omnis ,then excel window.   in that order.

makes interaction between applications far easier

however, If you wish to use MDI frames metaphor (a la windows), could you make a window that sits in the background with everything else aways on top -- if you wanted.

Personally, what I really want is the ability to drag items from omnis to the desktop -- to get data out of lists

Doug Easterbrook
Arts Management Systems Ltd.
mailto:doug at artsman.com
Phone (403) 536-1205    Fax (403) 536-1210

> On Mar 15, 2015, at 11:49 AM, Mischa <mischa at omnislab.com> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> this was my prayer to Blyth/Omnis Software/Raining Data/TL since ages: Give
> us a desktop window. This is a window that stays in background all the time,
> but can react to mouse clicks and events - for exactly the thing you have in
> mind. My impression always was, they had no idea what I'm talking about,
> however now that I sometimes have to test my applications on Macs, I can see
> why - Macs don't have a desktop at all. At $euromnis 2014 I however had the
> opportunity to talk with Bob Whiting, and at least it was acknowledged that
> this in fact could be useful and not too hard to implement ;)
> You cannot switch the $order in a window instance, however setting the
> current field should bring it to the front. I did something similar with
> subwindows, however gave up because the redraw was quite strange when I
> dragged it around in the master window - the screen contents from the old
> position was not removed so it had a trail along the movement.
> Best greetings
> Mischa

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