[squeak-dev] What was the idea behind the colorful windows?

Göran Krampe goran at krampe.se
Sun Feb 20 22:26:41 UTC 2011

On 02/20/2011 07:02 PM, Helene Bilbo wrote:
> Hi,
> i heard in some esug video that there had beed an idea and a system behind
> the colorful windows. Is there some place where i can find information about
> it? (i like the colors :)
> best regards, Helene.

Not sure if it was an idea behind it but one obvious advantage of having 
different kinds of tools use different colors is that it makes it much 
easier finding them when you have a whole stack of overlapping windows 
to dig around in - (which btw is a very common Smalltalk "disease" since 
we have too many shortcuts that spawn new windows). For example, 
something pink sticking out there? Aha, a debugger.

regards, Göran

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