[squeak-dev] Re: Facelifting the second

Alexander Lazarević laza at blobworks.com
Thu Mar 25 22:19:41 UTC 2010


I feel the same distraction, when I have many open windows. It looks like
someone has dropped a bag of M&Ms on my screen! ;)
Would it help, as Bert mentioned, to fade out all window buttons of non
active windows?
I don't think going back to the old "warts" is desirable.


On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 22:55, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:

> > * 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. Try it.
> I, too, like the colored windows.  However, I don't use the
> main-docking bar (because it covers my ClockMorph and my one-line
> TextMorph I use for spawning new browsers via Alt+b, and sometimes as
> a calculator or even very short workspace tests.  I submitted an
> addition of these elements to the docking bar as a contribution in the
> inbox.
> Now, of course, I have a question about the new icons...  At first
> look, I really liked them.  But as I accumulated quite a few windows
> on the desktop, the window icons, particularly the red X close icon,
> started to really stand out in my peripheral vision.  In particular, I
> have several windows minimized, and I therefore have accumulated this
> vertical row of red X's running down the left-side of the screen...
> The last time I remember this "semi-distracting" sensation coming from
> the window buttons was 3.7; when the #alternativeWindowBoxes look was
> turned on.  It looked good initially at the time, but then I think
> people started to dislike the look.  I don't think I was the only one
> to think of them as "warts".
> Has anyone else put a day's work in with these new icons and form any
> opinions?  I think it would be nice to replace the old 3.7 "warts"
> with this updated look,but for those of us who feel that the window
> controls should not be standing out over the content, it might be nice
> to be able to escape back to the softer or less-distracting look..
> Sorry, I don't mean to be a pain, but try turning on
> #alternativeWindowBoxes now, see how it is totally pointless, and
> therefore we should replace that look with this new one..   ??
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