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