[Newbies] Re: Can I make a window outside of the

Rick H. cubsno1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 10:46:05 UTC 2011

Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I know it's possible. I don't know that it's easy. There's a screenshot of a 
host window working on Pharo here...
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/3862
> I think you maybe want to google on Host Window Plugin, I can't recall off 
the top of my head what it's called for sure, but I think that's it. What 
happens for a lot of folks, is we get over the difference and want to be in 
Squeak full screen all the time, because host windows don't really do much, 
and a SystemWindow, with some effort, will do the hokey pokey and turn itself 
around for you, I mean literally if you wanted to you could put legs on it and 
make it dance. The sky isn't the limit with Morphic, it's lower than that, but 
not much.
> Another thing worth looking at in the interop department is VNC. It 
basically lets you do a video mode connection to another machine from within 
Squeak. In Croquet/Cobalt (and Teleplace,) people use this stuff for opening 
up Excel spreadsheets and Web browsers from within collaborative 3d virtual 
worlds. It's wild fun stuff:)
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 7:25 PM, Rick H. <cubsno1 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'd like to make an operating system window, that can go outside of
> the "world."  I found a nice Sample Image Viewer by Michael Davies.  It uses 
> SystemWindow, but it also is constrained to be within the Squeak box.  Do you
> understand what I am thinking of?  Is it possible?
>          Regards, Rick
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Interesting!  If it's not extremely straightforward, maybe I'm going about 
this in the wrong way.  I'm trying to make an "application" that a person 
could run like any other "application" on their desktop.  They wouldn't 
necessarily even know that it's Squeak, except the window might not look 
exactly like other operating system windows. 

But maybe people expand their morphs to occupy the whole world, and insist 
that their morph stay on top, and call that it.  ?  

          Regards, Rick

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