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

Helene Bilbo thereluctantprogrammer at fastmail.fm
Mon Feb 21 07:53:56 UTC 2011

> 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?

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.

yes, of course. i meant to ask, if certain colors do have specific meanings?
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