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Re: [Denemo-devel] Print View behaviour (was Re: Beginner questions (cro

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] Print View behaviour (was Re: Beginner questions (cross-staff, PNG selection export, feathered beams, batch export, Print View behaviour))
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:54:16 +0100

On Mon, 2019-08-26 at 12:31 +0200, Lib Lists wrote:
> > 
> > As I was looking into what would be the likely place to catch the
> > bad
> > behavior I came across the reason this is happening on Mac. It
> > would
> > seem that the Mac handles pop-up windows in a way that makes it
> > desirable to hide the other windows while the pop up holds the
> > focus.
> > Unfortunately, Denemo is unhiding the windows at the end of the pop
> > up
> > dialog without taking note if they were visible before the pop up.
> > I've fixed this now, but I can't see a way to work around the
> > problem.
> > With gdb you can change the value of one of the preferences at run
> > time
> >  with the command
> > 
> > set Denemo.prefs.hide_windows=0
> > 
> > and the Print View would not appear at the end of a dialog, however
> > the
> >  link you gave does not indicate an equivalent command to do that
> > in
> > LLDB and, in any case, you would then get whatever undesirable
> > behavior
> > the hiding of the windows was meant to fix :(
> > 
> > Richard
> Thanks for investigating this.
> There is another problem, (maybe related with this?). When I insert
> a dynamic marking on a note (ff, f, etc.), all Denemo windows
> disappear and I
> need to press twice Command+TAB to see them (Denemo editing window +
> pop-up with the dynamic marking
> selection).

Yes, this is the same issue - I'm guessing that without making the
other windows hide themselves the pop-up was coming up behind the other
windows on the Mac and hence this workaround.

>  The same happens with Tempo Changes, where all the windows
> disappear every time a new pop-up appears (Select tempo, unit in
> beat,
> insert BPM, BPM printed, Allow for Layout, etc.) until the end of the
> process.
> As a suggestion, wouldn't be better to have all those options in one
> 'Tempo Change' pop-up window and not in a series of pop-ups?

absolutely, unfortunately the interface for creating more complex
windows from Scheme isn't there in Denemo :(


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