[squeak-dev] Re: Facelifting the second
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Thu Mar 25 04:44:29 UTC 2010
Hi Tim -
Excellent work, thank you very much! I've pushed it into the trunk so
that people can play with it (just update and enjoy). Various notes:
* For people who prefer the colorful windows, go to Extras >> Window
Colors >> Colorful Windows. I think the default should be uniform but
for those of us who like their windows colored, it's trivial to change.
* I agree with all the points Michael Davies has made. They are
worthwhile addressing (some of which I already did :-)
* I've reverted the modifications you did to IconicButton since they had
unintended consequences for stay-up menus and in other places. Instead,
I've added a SystemWindowButton as a subclass of IconicButton that has
* The menu bar isn't in tone with the other menu preferences - for
example the menu bar doesn't appear to be bordered but submenus are;
instead the menu bar has a raised border.
* The progress bar color is wayyyyy too dark (it's basically black);
this needs to be a bit lighter.
* We need to figure out what we do with the icons in the menu bar for
the tools when using uniform colors. They're all gray and kinda
That's about it for now. Again, *great* work. This is getting nicer and
nicer and I'm very happy to have these improvements in 4.1.
On 3/24/2010 6:57 AM, tim at nada1.de wrote:
> I have been working on improving the out-of-the-box look a little more.
> Here at university, we often have the problem that students who dabble
> with Squeak for the first time are, may I say, repulsed by the look of
> the image.
> I have created a ChangeSet with a proposed new look inspired by
> Facelift, but I tried to change as few things as possible.
> I tried to make everything configurable, except for the window buttons,
> all colors and button positions can be set back the way they used to be
> (I think, unless I forgot something).
> As 4.1 freeze is approaching, I thought I put it on the list. If there
> any chance to get this into the release, I'll try to fix anything people
> might find wrong/not configurable enough with it.
> -- short list of changes
> * The white color scheme was replaced by a light gray one
> * New window buttons
> * The menu button position is configurable
> * The expand button can be hidden
> * The "Click on label to Edit" preference no longer prevents dragging
> windows by the label
> * Some gradients have been reduced
> * A double-click on the window label will expand that window
> * Iconic buttons now highlight their icons on mouse-over instead of
> drawing a border around them
> * Corner grip morphs can be hidden
> * Button and dialog corners can be set to squared
More information about the Squeak-dev