[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Multi HANDLEEVENTS (was White Dot on Refresh problem)

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From: Mark Lincoln <mlincoln@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:27:56 -0400
Paul Bruneau wrote:
> 
> tedd wrote:
> >
> > Take for example, printing. The old way we used to print was to send stuff
> > to the printer. During that time the computer was tied up printing -- and
> > the user just sat waiting for the printing to end. However now, we don't do
> > that. Instead we send stuff to the printer on a piece meal basis --
> > stopping every once in a while to "look around" to see if the user wants to
> > do something else -- like to cancel printing or to use another program.
> 
> Unfortunately, the way things are now, I can print a page from
> communicator (I mean by that I can select "Print" from the file menu,
> then go to 3 other pages, check my mail, and reply to my aunt Margaret
> before the damn thing gets around to actually printing something. By the
> time it does, my letter to aunt Margaret is getting sent to the printer.
> In this case, I'll take the good ole "lock my computer up until I'm
> done" model.

This is a known problem with Communicator.  Sometimes you're lucky if it
prints at all; I occasionally drop into MacsBug.  So I don't print from
Communicator very often.

More info is on the MacInTouch site, and probably on MacFixIt as well.

...Mark Lincoln