[squeak-dev] Facelifting the second

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 25 10:07:42 UTC 2010

On 25.03.2010, at 08:58, Alexander Lazarević wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 21:17, Michael Davies <mykdavies+squeak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That was a (very helpful imo) change made in the trunk to help distinguish between the active window and others, so not an artefact of your changes. An alternative approach could be to keep them visible but desaturate them for the non-front windows.
I'd like that.

>> There's lots of really nice stuff in this changeset, and I really like it.
> That's for sure! Nice and clean.


> If we are going to change the grouping of the buttons I rather would prefer to have the menu button left from window title and then following to the right collapse, full expand, close. The menu button behaves differently then the other immediate action buttons and so might be better separated from them.

Hehe. The only way to satisfaction here is a preference I'm afraid ;)

> Even if there is some prominent operating system doing so, I'm not a big fan of traffic light colors for window buttons. It's just distracting and the color coding won't work for me. And i think the contrast of the yellow button is to low.

In that prominent OS, only the active window has colored window buttons. Inactive windows have gray buttons that light up on mouse-over.

- Bert -

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