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Pulling down a menu halts everything (2 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by bakchos5
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • bakchos5 Member

    Hi Jim

    As many others have done, I too want to thank you for updating Fetch and making such a great FTP client available to Mac OS X users. (And I'll also iterate my need for both sftp and long-filename support :o)

    One thing that I noticed tonight as I was downloading a bunch of files was that when I pulled down one of the menus from the menu bar, file transfers completely halt. Then when I let go of the menu, they continue. (Everything halts when the "About Fetch" window is open as well.)

    I know this was a problem with the entire system when we used Mac OS 9, but is that still a problem with all Carbon-based programs? Can making Carbon-based programs multithreaded fix that problem?

    I just wanted to point that out and see what the issues involved with it are.

    Thanks a lot.
    --Dan

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It is possible to keep operations going while a menu is down (in any sort of Mac OS X program), but making the necessary changes in Fetch has not been a high priority to date. I should note that some operations -- such as data transfers -- do keep going while menus are down, but their progress is not displayed until after you release the mouse button (so you may see a jump in bytes transferred when you release a menu).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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