a new user from etoys

Tim Rowledge tim at sumeru.stanford.edu
Fri Feb 7 00:42:46 UTC 2003

> > >	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.
> There are two cases where I know about this problem one of which happens
> only under error conditions (and I presume this wasn't the problem here). So
> the only case in which I know that a "menu pops up and won't go away" is
> when you get a halo on the menu when it pops up (try on the world menu).
> Note that this your only way to get any of the "reflective tools" (property
> sheet, viewer, inspector etc) for a menu that does not have a "stay up"
> element (and therefore I consider it kind of a feature). Note that the menu
> will stay up after the halo "goes away" from it but it will go away if you
> grab the menu (not by the halo of course ;-) move it a little and then click
> outside. Again, try the world menu. If you know of any other condition in
> which this happens it would be worthwhile to mention it.
I've seen a vaguely similar problem as follows:-
open the 'flaps' menu.
pin it so you can do several things
turn off 'show flaps'
destroy flaps
 - the pin and close widget disappear and the menu becomes much shorter
It can be quite irritating to get rid of the dang thing.

|Though a nation watched her falling, yet a world could only cry |
|As they passed from us to Glory , riding fire in the sky.       |
|(Jordin Kare, Fire In The Sky)                                  |
|Farewell Columbia.                                              |
Tim Rowledge, tim at sumeru.stanford.edu, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim

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