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

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at angband.za.org
Mon Feb 21 08:56:46 UTC 2011

On 2011/02/21 07:53, Helene Bilbo wrote:
>> 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?

What I really like is the reminder of what the colours mean in the tools 
menu: green for browsers, pink for debuggers, orange for transcript 
screens, etc.


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