[squeak-dev] Re: Facelifting the second

Alexander Lazarević laza at blobworks.com
Thu Mar 25 22:43:14 UTC 2010

There is also the effect, that if you click/hold/wiggle the mouse a little
inside a window icon you open up a black hole ...


On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 23:19, Alexander Lazarević <laza at blobworks.com>wrote:

> Chris,
> 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.
> Alex
> 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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