"transparent skin" (new user Q)
Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Mon Jul 7 04:45:06 UTC 2003
I think what Nancy needs to know is that you terminate painting (and
thus get rid of the translucent skin) by clicking on the "Keep"
button (to keep your drawing) or on the "Toss" button to get out
without saving your drawing.
The problem is that (at least in my current plugin) the preference is
set to have the translucent skin cover the entire screen -- and this
effectively prevents her from going to the next page of the tutorial.
The tutorial should either be in a flap, or the skin should not be
full screen. This seems to be a new problem, the skin used to not
come up full screen.
Ned's suggestion below will not quite work, in that you would be
painting *on* the working area itself rather than making a separate
object to go *in* the working area.
We will fix this right away (how did it get undone in the first
place?) .... This tutorial is very old anyway and should be updated
to be consistent with the current plugin. I'll do that tomorrow.
At 7:05 PM -0700 7/6/03, Ned Konz wrote:
>On Sunday 06 July 2003 02:08 pm, Nancy Head wrote:
>> I'm a new user trying to use the first tutorial posted at:
>> It's the "Painting Tutorial" at:
>> The first screen of instructions says:
>> Click on the "Escape Browser" button to use your full screen and
>> have the best experience.
>> I then click on the "yellow arrow" icon to the 2nd page of the
>> Tutorial. It says:
>> click on the Navigator bar and click on the paintbrush button. A
>> paint box will appear to the right of the work area and a
>> "transparent skin" will cover the working area.
>> I click on the paintbrush button and, sure enough, the "transparent
>> skin" covers the working area.
>> Problem: I'm never told how to remove the "transparent skin" and
>> thus progress to the next step of the tutorial.
>Ah. I think I'd probably re-state those instructions.
>The best bet with that project is to bring up the halos on the
>"Working area" square (either through a mouse click on the second or
>third button, or an Alt-click or Cmd-click). Position your mouse over
>the open area marked "Working area" and get the halos.
>You can then click on the dark gray "paint" halo at the right center
>to bring up a painting area on the working area itself.
>GPG key ID: BEEA7EFE
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