mac carbon VM 3.8.14b3 pending

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Fri Nov 24 22:54:56 UTC 2006

Yes, clipping is fixed.

However, I see weird drawing artifacts while scrolling in Firefox.  
The screen appears to be drawn three times for each scroll step -  
first in the page color (white), then offset, then in the right  
position. This leads to extreme flickering. Most of the time this  
only happens while scrolling, but I have seen it once while dragging  
a sketch about, too. Does not happen on Safari.

On both Firefox and Opera, there is a black frame visible, about 20  
pixels high and as wide as the plugin, I guess 2 pixels in width. In  
Firefox, it is centered on the page (seems to be painted on top of  
the white background, see above), in Opera, it is at the lower edge  
of the plugin. Not visible in Safari.

Both in Safari and in Opera there as a brief white flashing when  
switching away from the browser to another app. Does not happen with  

- Bert -

On Nov 24, 2006, at 22:11 , John M McIntosh wrote:

> Ok, I've posted a 3.8.14b6 version of the plugin   
> to my idisk, via
> That plugin fixes the issue with clipping for safari + firefox, and  
> fixes the scrolled drawing issue for firefox.
> I did not have to change the VM.
> I've not yet considered what to do about the mouse issue in the  
> browser since the browser is mapping
> say button 2 to a keyboard modifier key and button 1, which we  
> later pass to the VM and it maps from
> that representation to a button and modifier.
> On 23-Nov-06, at 1:55 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On Nov 23, 2006, at 22:11 , karl wrote:
>>> For what it's worth, I think Firefox 2 changed the way it handles  
>>> mouse down events on MacOsX.
>>> Before you could click and hold and a menu would pop up, now you  
>>> have to hold down the
>>> ctrl button for that to happen. I guess it's because less people  
>>> have one button mice...
>> I actually did not test on Firefox until 5 minutes ago.
>> Good news - it works, in principle. Bad news - it has a weird  
>> mouse offset, which seems to vary when scrolling.
>> In other news, it works perfectly on Opera (apart from the non- 
>> existing clipping).
>> - Bert -

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