[squeak-dev] Re: How difficult is it to change focus on scroll?

J. Vuletich (mail lists) juanlists at jvuletich.org
Fri Aug 8 23:00:10 UTC 2014

Hi Tim,

(private answer)

Quoting tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>:

> On 08-08-2014, at 12:43 PM, Marcel Taeumel  
> <marcel.taeumel at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de> wrote:
>> As long as mouse wheel events are actually keyboard events (ctrl+up/down),
>> this would be tricky. :) You need keyboard focus for them to be effective.
> At least on OS X there must be a way to discriminate since the OS  
> enables scrolling of windows not holding the keyboard focus. Which  
> is important because its almost as good as the ancient and wonderful  
> RISC OS approach that allows the window with keyboard focus to not  
> be the topmost window. Which means you can have a large window open  
> to read stuff from whilst a window into which you need to type  
> something can be almost hidden underneath, leaving the view clear.  
> Yes, it’s less important if you have huge screens.

Well, this was also the Squeak behavior. And it is the current Cuis  
behavior. I find it useful when on my 800x600 netbook.

Juan Vuletich

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