[squeak-dev] Dock searchbar and message names

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 23:18:21 UTC 2021

I know what you mean, but a clear definition of "discoverable" would
help.  For example, I don't think you mean putting it in the help
pages.  Probably you mean something like a traditional "find" icon
(magnifying glass) button could replace the current search field,
where clicking it would open the balloon..

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 2:19 AM Peter Crowther <peter at ozzard.org> wrote:
> 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.)
> Cheers,
> - Peter

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