[PD] how to capture window-related mouse-events when toxy is discontinued?

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 2 17:44:01 CET 2011

>> The toxy lib is discontinued in Pd-extended 0.43. Tried to find an
>> alternative, asked on the Pd forum. No solution so far. I explored gem
>> for GUI purposes, but this introduces even more dependencies.
>> Data-structures seem an option at first sight, but can not provide
>> large reactive area's (only the center pixel of an object is
>> reactive).
> Are you in edit mode in that video?  If so, data structures will react  
> accordingly.
> In run mode there is a way to make the entire polygon reactive (instead  
> of just a
> little 5x5 pixel "hot spot"), but it's hacky.

It can happen that data structures (tcl/tk) can be a bit heavy to  
manipulate, and will cause dropouts.

If it's in edit mode, the "whole polygon" will create trouble when  
clicking it to position an object, no? unless that's not a data structure,  
but a canvas with a small selection square.

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