[Squeakland] Re: new etoys comments, questions

Bill Kerr billkerr at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 22:29:22 PDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Bill Kerr <billkerr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Some of the new features on etoys are great and / or look really
> interesting.
> Here are some comments and questions about the new etoys (running on
> Windows) based on a preliminary look:
> 1) Default saving goes to a non existent folder C:\My Pictures\My Squeak
> and so saving fails. Solve this problem by holding down the mouse button =
> the Keep icon and then an option to navigate to a desired folder becomes
> available. This is not explained on the balloon help of the Keep icon,
> although it is explained on the balloon help of the Find icon.
> 2) Help: When you load the paint tools the Help fades out. You can click
> the arrow to the next page but can't Jump to a different Help sequence for
> the Paint tools. You have to close the Paint tools then Jump to a differe=
> Help page and then reopen the Paint tools
> 3) Can't find a timer? The clock on a script has a tick rate, the default
> is 8 ticks per second, but how can I program that to display a timer?

Found the elegant answer to this one in the racing car tutorials, project 6

> 4) Show code textually is a nice feature - would be even better if you
> could open the code window to reveal all the code at once - good for
> learning by copying and pasting to other media
> 5) How do you set the "preserve trash" preference mentioned in the trash
> can help balloon?
> 6) There doesn't appear to be a version number?

7) When one car wins a race is it possible to announce who has won, similar
to the pop up help balloons?
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