[squeak-dev] Browser flash (was Re: The Trunk: Tools-mt.1029.mcz)

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Fri May 7 05:51:37 UTC 2021

Hi Chris.

> Hmm, no, I don't think so. Swipe select is very common -- like swiping characters in text, or cells of a spreadsheet

Ah, that's right. In the Windows Explorer, there has always been a conflict between click-drag-out gestures and click-drag-select gestures. It is sometimes really hard to intentionally perform one or the other.

Many touch interfaces opted for having an extra drag handle nearby. Maybe this could work?

Am 07.05.2021 02:02:44 schrieb Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com>:
Hi Marcel,

> Hmm... it is unusual that a normal click can also select a range.

Hmm, no, I don't think so. Swipe select is very common -- like
swiping characters in text, or cells of a spreadsheet, and
"MultiselectList" was (is?) the basis of many browsers in VisualAge Smalltalk.
In Squeak it's called PluggableListMorphOfMany (used by changes
browser) and it's [Alternate] incantation which doesn't lose
selections simply because your framerate is too low..

And, yes, Control was *supposed* to be a modifier key to toggle
individuals, but as Jakob pointed out, it's intercepted by the halo.

All the functions Tim mentioned are currently available via the menus.

- Chris

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