[PD] changing the look of Pd to be more readable

Luke Iannini (pd) lukexipd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 18:48:26 CET 2007

er, sorry, forgot to cc list
> I think it would be possible to do something like that in Pd and the
> > iemguis, since you can move them with messages.
> >
> > There is an alpha version of [cursor] in today's build which will
> > give you the mouse cursor position.  I just got some ideas of how to
> > do it better, so it should be better tomorrow. :)
> >
> > If someone wants to try to do this, I am willing to do the work to
> > fill in the gaps in Pd so that it's possible.
> Hm, if it was possible to do in Pd I'd /absolutely, without a doubt/
> implement it.  Cursor position is gettable with toxy, by the way?
> The iemguis allowing movement by messages is cool, but it wouldn't help
> for regular objects of course.  Offhand the pieces needed would be:
> Query Pd for the IDs of the currently selected objects
> Query Pd for the position of an object id
> Move any object by message.
> I guess you'd need namecanvas in every patch being manipulated (hm, how
> would you capture the key commands?  [key] needs focus, and [hid] wouldn't
> know what's focused?)...
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