Squeak virtual desktop

Samir Saidani saidani at info.unicaen.fr
Thu May 27 16:51:26 UTC 2004

Hello Vadim,

Check earlier posts on this mailing-list about "Squeak Windows
Manager"... I'm currently using four virtual desktops in my squeak
image and I have explained how we can bind each desktop to a key
through Keymapper package.


>>>>> "Vadim" == Vadim Kolontsov <vk at tvcom.ru> writes:

    Vadim> Good evening, Squeak Developers!  I'm new here - so sorry
    Vadim> if something is wrong :)

    Vadim>   I'm trying to solve my problem of screen space shortage,
    Vadim> so I've wrote a simple hack to add simple virtual desktop
    Vadim> mechanism. It allows you to have up to 9 virtual screens,
    Vadim> you're able to switch between them using Alt+N (where N is
    Vadim> number of the page).

    Vadim>   You can find a changeset at
    Vadim> http://vk.infolio.ru/squeak/pager/index-eng.html.  Just
    Vadim> tested it on fresh 3.7b image, seems to work fine.

    Vadim>   I've implemented multiple screens using morph's
    Vadim> hide/show. Is there any better way to do it? For example,
    Vadim> creating World morph of very big size and using
    Vadim> Morph>>position to switch between screens... Or using
    Vadim> multiple worlds..

    Vadim>   What is the best way to add 'system-wide hotkey'? I was
    Vadim> thinking about using the World morph, but it seems that if
    Vadim> some submorph is active, you wouldn't get the keystroke
    Vadim> reliable. So I've patched KeyboardEvent, and now it works
    Vadim> everywhere. Can't say I like this approach..

    Vadim> Thanks for a great product.  Best regards, Vadim.

Samir SAIDANI				
PhD Student in CS / Doctorant en informatique 	web : http://www.info.unicaen.fr/~saidani
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