Monthly Archives: July 2014

Beta Version of Installer Maker 1.8.7 Available!

Recently, We got a request to make some improvements to Installer Maker. As a result, we have made many, many invisible changes, fixing bugs and adding new features. In a few places, the changes are visible. For example, you can see the long list with all special folder paths for Windows (XP up to and including 8.1) and you can see a small but essential change on the Scripts pane, allowing for pre- and post-uninstall script execution.

It is now possible to select any special Windows folder as a destination folder.

It is now possible to select any special Windows folder as a destination folder.

Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 can be downloaded here.

Below follows an overview of all changes in the latest beta version.

  • Installers created with a trial copy on Windows should now start correctly (only on the same computer as on which they were created)
  • The documentation (on the Help screen) should still show up, even if the httpHeaders were set incorrectly by another script
  • install locations have been extended by a large number of Windows-specific directories
  • the destination “startup disk” appeared incorrectly
  • a possibility to create an installer with empty files has been added
  • the uninstaller is now installed in the executable’s folder on Windows, while previously it would end up in a separate folder occasionally
  • file paths are now included in profile files
  • if a path in a profile file is not found, you’ll be asked if you want to repair all paths
  • on Windows, the Uninstaller can now execute LiveCode scripts that have been added on the Scripts pane; thise feature will be added for Mac OS X soon
Installer Maker Scripts Pane

Installer Maker Scripts Pane

Note that this is still a beta version. If you want to create an installer for distribution, download and use Installer Maker from the official website. Tests show that Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 isn’t fully compatible with LiveCode 7 yet, due to bugs in LiveCode 7. Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 is only available as a plug-in for the commercial license of LiveCode. A standalone version will be made available shortly.

We need your help! Please, download and test Installer Maker 1.8.7b03 and send an e-mail with your findings to Economy-x-Talk’s support department! Everybody can download the beta. Installers created with an unregister trial copy only work on the computer they were created on. This version of Installer Maker is a free update for everyone with a current license.

Keep websites from messing with your clipboard!

You find a really cool blog post and you decide to copy the title, paste it on Twitter and press “Tweet”. Or you think to send a friend the link, which you copied from a website, by SMS. Unfortunately, the website doesn’t let you copy the text or the link, but instead puts “download xxx here” on your clipboard together with a very naughty link. Result: awkward situations with your friends and a loss of followers.

Many websites do this. There is a little widget, called ShareThis, which automatically puts a default text and a URL on your clipboad, instead of the text that you thought to be copying.

This can be avoided by preventing websites from messing with your clipboard. You can do this by disabling a browser feature, that’s called JavaScript Access. What do you need for this?

Go to the url about:config and scroll down till dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled.

Go to the url about:config and scroll down till dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled.

1) Download and install Firefox. IE and Chrome don’t have the required options.
2) in Firefox, open the url about:config and scroll down to dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled. (To open about:config, you often need to create a new window or tab and type “about:config” (without quotes) manually in the address bar, followed by the return or enter key).
3) If the fourth column on this row already says “false”, then you’re done now. If it says “true”, double-click on it to change it into “false”.

From now on, you’ll only copy the selected text and you won’t be posting anything awkward on Twitter and Facebook and Skype anymore.

Note: quite a few forums let you select and copy text automatically. You’d just click on a button and a quotation or source code is automatically selected and copied. After disable JavaScript Access, you can still select the text automatically, but you’ll have top copy the text manually.