[squeak-dev] Dock searchbar and message names

Peter Crowther peter at ozzard.org
Sat Aug 7 07:19:17 UTC 2021

On Sat, 7 Aug 2021 at 03:06, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:

> I want to replace the Search bar with opening a balloon at the hand
> which is just a workspace "scratch pad" for searches, calculator,
> quick expressions, and "recent history".  There and back, all without
> having to touch the mouse.  And since it expands dynamically, I can
> see all the contents, unlike the search bar.

The search bar is discoverable, at the expense of screen space.  How might
a user discover such a balloon?

(I have a pet hatred of interfaces that aren't discoverable.  iOS and
Android - particularly iOS - drive me crazy.)


- Peter
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