Console Widget

This is a 'console' widget. Basically, it accepts text input and routes messages to the assigned 'listener' objects.

Type help if you get stuck. If you manage to render the display unreadable (through combining SHAKE, SQUISH and STOP commands), just type 'RESET'.

Notes for Safari Users - the key events are pretty sluggish in Shockwave with Safari (and even worse with Safari 2). Key events are trapped with an "on KeyDown" handler in a frame script. A similar problem occurs with mouseDown events. If you type and nothing happens, try moving the mouse around (!?).

First published 23/06/2005