a new user from etoys - Continued

Jim Benson jb at speed.net
Thu Feb 6 23:59:16 UTC 2003


Another "feature" is that if you click on a line separator within the field
of a menu, the hand grabs the menu. Neither one of these behaviors is
usually the desired intent among less expert users, or the rest of us who
don't have the hand eye coordination of an eye surgeon. Surprisingly, I even
posted a changeset for this under the heading: [ENH] Happier Menus:



PS: Did I happen to mention earlier what a coincidence it is that Ctrl-S
sends a message in Outlook Express?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ned Konz" <ned at bike-nomad.com>
To: "The general-purpose Squeak developers list"
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Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: a new user from etoys

> 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
> http://bike-nomad.com

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