a new user from etoys

Ned Konz ned at bike-nomad.com
Thu Feb 6 23:36:52 UTC 2003

On Thursday 06 February 2003 03:38 pm, Alan Kay wrote:
> >       1. A menu popped up and wouldn't go away.  I also see this
> > over and over again with the college students who use Squeak at
> > GT.  The new user actually hit on using a halo to get rid of a
> > menu, but that amount of time and effort shouldn't be necessary
> > for this.
> I'm not quite getting this. I think the logic is very similar to
> both MS and Mac in that the menu will go away if you slide and
> click (or is this just Mac?).

This happens to me from time to time.

You can grab the edge of the menu, set it back down, and then click 
somewhere else.

What's happening, I think, is that the mouse focus is being changed 
without an event that would cause the menu to be dismissed.

Ned Konz

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