straw-man 3.2 default preferences
dway at riskmetrics.com
Thu Apr 25 04:33:36 UTC 2002
Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> Scott Wallace <scott.wallace at squeakland.org> wrote:
> Here's one quick way: select the following and "print it":
> String streamContents: [:aStream | (Preferences allPreferenceObjects
> asSortedCollection: [:a :b | a name < b name]) do:
> [:pref | aStream cr; cr; nextPutAll: (pref name, ' *', pref
> defaultValue asString, '* ', pref helpString)]]
> The point of my request is that I _can't_ do that until I install 3.2
> (#allPreferenceObjects does not exist in 3.0), and if 3.2final is going
> to come out soon I might as well not install 3.2 before then, yet I
> would like the opportunity to comment on the preferences.
> Could someone who _can_ do that please post the result?
Alrighty, here are the results, if you don't have the latest 3.2.
(It looks like the proposed defaults have already been incorporated into
3.2gamma in update #4843... these defaults seem to include the recently
suggested tweaks from this list. They look good to me so far.)
- Doug Way
dway at riskmetrics.com
abbreviatedBrowserButtons *false* when true, abbreviated wordings for
the buttons in the optional button panes will be used
allowCelesteTell *true* When true, the tell function also works
standalone using Celeste
alternativeBrowseIt *false* alternativeBrowseIt:
if true, then the "browse it" (cmd-b) feature in the text editor will
offer you a list of class names matching the selection, if appropriate
alternativeScrollbarLook *true* When true, use scrollbars matching the
alternativeWindowLook *true* If true, use an alternative window look.
annotationPanes *false* annotationPanes:
If true, a thin horizontal annotation pane is used in browsers.
areaFillsAreTolerant *false* If true, area fills by flooding (used in
the paint tool and grab flood area) will be tolerant of minor variations
from the color at the seed location. If neither this nor the
veryTolerant preference is set, only regions of identical color will be
areaFillsAreVeryTolerant *false* If true, area fills by flooding (used
in the paint tool and grab flood area) will be tolerant of significant
variations from the color at the seed location. This setting overrides
the normally Tolerant setting.
autoAccessors *false* autoAccessors:
If true, an attempt to call a message which is not understood by an object
but whose selector is the same as an inst var of the object will result
in automatic compilation of an accessor method for that object''s class
automaticFlapLayout *true* If true, then upon every resizing of the
outer application window, flaps along the bottom of the screen are
automatically laid out such that they do not overlap, whenever that is
automaticKeyGeneration *false* When true, a key pair for signing
projects is automatically generated on startup (only if no keys file is
automaticPlatformSettings *true* automaticPlatformSettings:
If true, certain preferences are automatically set according to the
automaticViewerPlacement *true* automaticViewerPlacement:
If true, new viewers are automatically positioned near the objects they
view; if false, new viewers are attached to the hand, from whence you
much choose a destination for them
balloonHelpEnabled *true* balloonHelpEnabled:
Whether balloon help should be offered when the cursor lingers over
balloonHelpInMessageLists *false* If true, then message-list browsers in
Morphic will show balloon help, consisting of the first comment of the
method or of a superclass''s implementation of the method
batchPenTrails *false* batchPenTrails:
Ignores the detailed movement of pens between display updates. Thus
multiple line segments drawn within a script may not be seen individually.
browseWithDragNDrop *false* browseWithDragNDrop:
If true, drag&drop browsing is enabled, new Browser are opened with
drag&drop functionality (only in Morphic).
browseWithPrettyPrint *false* browseWithPrettyPrint:
If true, browsers will automatically format their contents
browserShowsPackagePane *false* browserShowsPackagePane:
If true, then the various ''browse full'' and ''browse it'' commands
(usually invoked via cmd-b) will open a Package Browser rather than a
System Browser. The Package Browser includes a package pane which
groups system categories into packages based on the initial portion of
their category name.
canRecordWhilePlaying *false* canRecordWhilePlaying:
If true, recording and playing sounds concurrently are permitted (platform
capitalizedReferences *true* capitalizedReferences:
if true, then object references in scripts will appear as capitalized
names, a scheme which makes scripts look ''right'' but which still
requires some engineering
caseSensitiveFinds *false* caseSensitiveFinds:
If true, then the "find" command in text will always make its searches in
a case-sensitive fashion
cautionBeforeClosing *false* cautionBeforeClosing:
If true, Morphic windows seen in an mvc project will put up a warning
before allowing themselves to be dismissed
celesteHasStatusPane *false* celesteHasStatusPane:
If true, Celeste (e-mail reader) includes a status pane.
celesteShowsAttachmentsFlag *false* If true, Celeste (e-mail reader)
annotates messages in it''s list that have attachments. This is a
performance hit and by default is off.
changeSetVersionNumbers *true* changeSetVersionNumbers:
If true, version-number extensions will be used when constructing names
for change-set fileouts. If false, timestamp extensions are used.
checkForSlips *true* checkForSlips:
If true, then whenever you file out a change set, it is checked for
''slips'' and if any are found, you are so informed and given a chance
to open a browser on them
checkForUnsavedProjects *true* checkForUnsavedProjects:
If enabled, then ask before quitting Squeak if there are unsaved projects
(the definition of unsaved is fuzzy at the moment and this preference
may not be honored everywhere)
classicNavigatorEnabled *false* If true, then the classic project
navigator used in 2000-1 is available quite separately from the Flaps
regime; if false, then a flap-based navigator is used when a navigator
is called for.
classicNewMorphMenu *false* if true, the full classic "New Morph" menu
will be put up when "new morph" is requested from the desktop menu; if
false, the nested menus are not offered in the "New Morph" menu, so the
user will need to use the Objects tool or the various flaps, or else the
"sample instance" feature in class-list and message-list menus, to
obtain new morphs
clickOnLabelToEdit *false* clickOnLabelToEdit:
If true, a click on the label of a system window lets you edit it; if
false, allow dragging of system windows when clicking on the label
cmdDotEnabled *true* cmdDotEnabled:
If true, cmd-dot brings up a debugger;
if false, the cmd-dot interrupt is disabled
collapseWindowsInPlace *false* If true, windows will be collapsed to the
bounds of the current window title bar, without moving.
colorWhenPrettyPrinting *false* colorWhenPrettyPrinting:
If true, then when browseWithPrettyPrint is in effect, the pretty-printing
will be presented in color
compactViewerFlaps *false* compactViewerFlaps:
Determines whether a viewer flap should fit tightly around the viewer
compressFlashImages *false* compressFlashImages:
If true, flash images will automatically be reduced to 8-bit color depth
upon being read
confirmFirstUseOfStyle *true* confirmFirstUseOfStyle:
If true, the first attempt to submit a method with non-standard style will
bring up a confirmation dialog
conversionMethodsAtFileOut *false* conversionMethodsAtFileOut:
Governs whether at fileout time you should be prompted to define
conversion methods where deemed appropriate.
cpuWatcherEnabled *false* if true, Squeak processes will be monitored
for CPU usage. If they take too much CPU, you will get a notification
menu that will allow you to debug, resume, or terminate the process
debugHaloHandle *true* debugHaloHandle:
If true, a special debugging halo handle is displayed at the right of the
halo; if false, no such handle is shown.
debugPrintSpaceLog *false* When true, write a log about space usage in
image segments during publishing
debugShowDamage *false* debugShowDamage:
If true, every changed region of the morphic display will be flashed black
decorateBrowserButtons *true* decorateBrowserButtons:
Governs whether certain buttons, such as the Inheritance button, should
bear colors that provide user feedback on their applicability
diffsInChangeList *true* diffsInChangeList:
If true, changeList browsers and Versions browsers will open up by default
showing diffs, i.e. revealing the differences between successive
versions or between the in-memory code and the code on disk
diffsWithPrettyPrint *false* diffsWithPrettyPrint:
if true, displays of source code differences will be pretty-printed first
dismissAllOnOptionClose *false* dismissAllOnOptionClose:
Mac-specific: if true, then a click on a morphic SystemWindow''s close-box
while the mac option is held down will result in a dismissal of all
dragNDropWithAnimation *false* dragNDropWithAnimation:
If true, drag&drop is animated.
eToyFriendly *false* eToyFriendly:
If true, then the system is configured in ways suitable for etoy users
eToyLoginEnabled *false* If true, eToy logins are requested if one of
the known servers provides a user list
enableLocalSave *true* If true, the "save on local disc" button is enabled
extractFlashInHighQuality *true* extractFlashInHighQuality:
Whether flash graphics should be extracted in high quality.
extractFlashInHighestQuality *false* extractFlashInHighestQuality:
Whether flash graphics should be extracted in highest possible quality.
fastDragWindowForMorphic *true* fastDragWindowForMorphic:
If true, morphic window drag will be done by dragging an outline of the
fenceEnabled *true* fenceEnabled:
Whether an object obeying motion scripts should stop moving when it
reaches the edge of its container.
fullScreenLeavesDeskMargins *true* fullScreenLeavesDeskMargins:
If true, a Full Screen request to a Window to will leave margins around it.
If false, the Window will fill the Screen unless the Global Flaps are
haloTransitions *false* When true, make halo transitions use fade-in and
hiddenScrollBars *false* hiddenScrollBars:
If true, then scrollbars will only be shown if a pane''s contents are too
large to fit inside the pane.
higherPerformance *false* higherPerformance:
May offer higer performance at the expense of other applications on your
computer. See the comment in EventSensor>>higherPerformanceNotes for
more details. NOT advised when running in MVC!
honorDesktopCmdKeys *true* if true, then various command keys shortcuts,
such as cmd-t for bringing up a Transcript, are enabled for the desktop
(i.e., when there is no other keyboard focus); when false, such command
keys are ignored
ignoreStyleIfOnlyBold *true* ignoreStyleIfOnlyBold:
If true, then any method submission in which the only style change is for
bolding will be treated as a method with no style specifications
inboardScrollbars *true* inboardScrollbars:
If true, then ScrollPane will place scrollbars inside on the right and
will not hide them on exit
includeSoundControlInNavigator *false* If true, add a system sound
control (Mac only) to the project navigator.
infiniteUndo *false* infiniteUndo:
if true, then where supported you will be able to roll back to prior
states via repeated uses of undo. Undo history will be purged at save/quit
logDebuggerStackToFile *true* logDebuggerStackToFile:
If true, whenever you fall into a debugger a summary of its stack will be
written to a file named
magicHalos *false* When true, use "magic" halos for mouse over transitions
menuButtonInToolPane *false* when true, button panes in the various
tools will sport a button which brings up the message-list menu
menuColorFromWorld *false* menuColorFromWorld:
Governs whether the colors used in morphic menus should be derived from
the color of the world background.
menuKeyboardControl *true* When true, allow keyboard control and
searching in menus
modalColorPickers *true* modalColorPickers:
If true, color choices in Morphic will be made via color-pickers that take
control of the mouse and immediately return the color selected upon mouseup
mouseOverForKeyboardFocus *false* When true, the mouse must be over a
text or list pane in morphic for keystrokes to be felt, and when the
mouse is out over the desktop, the so-called desktop-command-keys, such
as cmd-b and cmd-R, are honored. When false, list panes and text panes
in morphic remain sensitive to keystrokes even after the mouse is no
longer over the pane.
mouseOverHalos *false* If true, mouse over halos are enabled in the world
mvcProjectsAllowed *true* mvcProjectsAllowed:
If true, the open... menu will offer you the chance to open an mvc project.
navigatorOnLeftEdge *true* If true, then the navigator flap will be
positioned at the left edge of the bottom of the screen.
noviceMode *false* noviceMode:
If true, certain novice-mode accommodations are made.
okToReinitializeFlaps *true* okToReinitializeFlaps:
if true, then then code in updates will feel free to reinitialize the
global flaps; if false, flaps will never be reinitialized by updates --
thus, set it to false if you have a serious investment in the content of
the global flaps in your configuration, strong enough that you don''t
want your flaps modernized when advances would otherwise indicate a need to
optionalButtons *true* optionalButtons:
If true, then optional buttons will be used in certain standard tools,
including browsers, message lists, fileLists, changeLists, and debuggers
passwordsOnPublish *false* Turn this on if you want to be prompted for a
password when publishing a project.
personalizedWorldMenu *true* personalizedWorldMenu:
If true, then a right-click (Mac option-click) on the morphic desktop will
bring up the customizable "personalized" menu; if false, then it will
bring up the standard world menu.
postscriptStoredAsEPS *false* postscriptStoredAsEPS:
When printing a morph as PostScript, offers the choice of (true) an EPS
file suitable for incorporating in a larger job or (false) a DSC file
that is a standalone file
preserveTrash *true* preserveTrash:
Whether morphs dismissed via halo or dragged into the Trash should be
preserved in the TrashCan for possible future retrieval. If false, they
are not preserved.
printAlternateSyntax *false* printAlternateSyntax:
If true, then
prettyPrint using experimental syntax.
Otherwise use normal ST-80 syntax.
projectViewsInWindows *true* projectViewsInWindows:
New Project view are created in a system window.
projectZoom *true* projectZoom:
If true, then show a zoom effect when entering or leaving projects. This
can be costly of memory (at least an extra screen buffer) so dont use it
in low space situations. But it is cool.
projectsSentToDisk *false* projectsSentToDisk:
If true, entering a new project swaps it in and swaps out other projects
as appropriate. Projects are swapped in and out as ImageSegments, stored
as files on disk in an image segment folder associated with the current
promptForUpdateServer *true* promptForUpdateServer:
If false, the prompt for server choice when updating code from the server
is suppressed. Set this to false to leave the server choice unchanged
from update to update.
propertySheetFromHalo *false* governs whether a full property sheet or a
simple "color picker" should be presented when you click on the
"recoloring" (eyedropper) halo handle. If you hold down the *shift* key
as you click on the eyedropper, you will get the the reverse choice.
readDocumentAtStartup *true* No help available for readDocumentAtStartup
restartAlsoProceeds *false* If this preference is set, the debugger''s
restart button and menu item will also proceed. If the preference is not
set, the selected context will just be reset to its initial condition,
so you may step through it again.
reverseWindowStagger *true* reverseWindowStagger:
If true, a reverse-stagger strategy is used for determining where newly
launched windows will be placed; if false, a direct- stagger strategy is
roundedMenuCorners *true* roundedMenuCorners:
Whether morphic menus should have rounded corners
roundedWindowCorners *true* roundedWindowCorners:
Governs whether morphic system windows should have rounded corners
scrollBarsNarrow *false* scrollBarsNarrow:
If true, morphic scrollbars will be narrow.
scrollBarsOnRight *true* scrollBarsOnRight:
If true, morphic scrollbars in subsequently opened windows will appear on
the right side of their pane.
scrollBarsWithoutMenuButton *false* scrollBarsWithoutMenuButton:
If true, morphic scrollbars in subsequently opened windows will not
include a menu button.
securityChecksEnabled *false* When true, insecure content will make
Squeak go into restricted mode. When false, all security mechanisms are
selectiveHalos *false* When this is set to true, halo handles that are
deemed inappropriate are not shown. Thus, for example, if a morph is
marked as resistant to removal, it will not offer a pink ''dismiss''.
showBoundsInHalo *false* showBoundsInHalo:
If true, halos will include a fine rectangle around the bounds of the
showDirectionForSketches *false* showDirectionForSketches:
If enabled, direction handles are always shown for SketchMorphs. If
disabled, direction handles can be shown by the ''show direction
handles'' command in the red menu.
showDirectionHandles *false* showDirectionHandles:
If enabled, direction handles are always shown with halos. If disabled,
direction handles can be shown by the ''show direction handles'' command
in the red menu.
showFlapsWhenPublishing *false* showFlapsWhenPublishing:
If true, show global flaps and project navigator -- otherwise suppress
both to give the illusion that we are still in the same project
showProjectNavigator *false* showProjectNavigator:
If true, then show a project navigator control partly off the bottom of
the screen. Suppressed if the ''classicNavigatorEnabled'' preference is
showSecurityStatus *true* When true, a red border is drawn in the
current project indicating that the system is in restricted mode.
showSharedFlaps *true* Whether shared flaps should be shown or not; note
that in addition, each project can selectively disable particular shared
signProjectFiles *true* When true, projects will be signed before
storing them on some server.
simpleMenus *false* simpleMenus:
If true, simpler menus are presented.
smartUpdating *true* smartUpdating:
If true, then morphic tools such as browsers and inspectors will keep
their contents up to date automatically, so that if something changes
anywhere, the change will be reflected everywhere.
soundQuickStart *false* soundQuickStart:
If true, attempt to start playing sounds using optional "quick start"
soundStopWhenDone *false* soundStopWhenDone:
If true, the sound player is shut down after playing finished.
soundsEnabled *true* soundsEnabled:
If false, all sound playing is disabled
startInUntrustedDirectory *false* When true, the default directory is
set to the untrusted user directory on startup
systemWindowEmbedOK *false* systemWindowEmbedOK:
Determines whether, in Morphic, when a SystemWindow or MenuMorph is
dropped onto a willing receptor, it should be deposited into that receptor.
thoroughSenders *true* thoroughSenders:
If true, then ''senders'' browsers will dive inside structured literals in
tileTranslucentDrag *true* Scripting tiles will be translucent when
being dragged. If false, tiles will be opaque but offset from the
cursor so the drop zone is visible.
timeStampsInMenuTitles *true* timeStampsInMenuTitles:
If true, then the author''s timestamp is displayed as the menu title of
any message list; if false, no author''s timestamps are shown
turnOffPowerManager *false* turnOffPowerManager:
May offer higer performance at the expense of the life of your Battery
(macintosh only in 3.VM)
twentyFourHourFileStamps *true* twentyFourHourFileStamps:
If #changeSetVersionNumbers is false, this preference determines whether
the date/time suffix used with changeset fileouts is based on a 24-hr
clock or a 12-hr clock.
twoSidedPoohTextures *true* When true, Pooh objects have independent
textures for front and back
typeCheckingInTileScripting *true* Governs whether type-checking be used
in drag-and-drop with tile scripting
uniTilesClassic *true* Governs whether universal tiles should appear and
act like classic tiles when scripting in this project.
uniqueNamesInHalos *false* uniqueNamesInHalos:
if true, then when you put up a halo for any morph, it is assigned a
unique name (if it doesn''t already have one) which will stick with it.
universalTiles *false* Governs whether the new universal tiles or the
old "classic" etoy tiles should be used for tile scripting in this project.
unlimitedPaintArea *false* unlimitedPaintArea:
If true, the painting area for a new drawing will not be limited in size;
if false, a reasonable
limit will be applied, in an attempt to hold down memory and time price.
updateSavesFile *false* updateSavesFile:
If true, then when an update is loaded from the server, a copy of it will
automatically be saved on a local file as well.
useButtonProprtiesToFire *false* For testing - uses newer button
properties code to build the button used to fire the script
useUndo *true* useUndo:
if true, then undo will generally be available in morphic
viewersInFlaps *true* viewersInFlaps:
If true, viewers are projected into flaps along the right edge of the screen
warnAboutInsecureContent *true* When true, show a warning when insecure
content is encountered
warnIfNoChangesFile *true* warnIfNoChangesFile:
If true, then you will be warned, whenever you start up, if no changes file
can be found
warnIfNoSourcesFile *true* warnIfNoSourcesFile:
If true, then you will be warned, whenever you start up, if no sources
file can be found'
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