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

Hernán Morales Durand hernan.morales at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 12:55:24 UTC 2011

2011/2/21 Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at angband.za.org>:
> 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.
> frank



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