[squeak-dev] Default preferences

gettimothy gettimothy at zoho.com
Sat Nov 27 21:51:35 UTC 2021

Not to interrupt, 

but if an output of all preferences (along with method category and 'target' if such thing exist)  then I will gladly generate a PreferencesHelp.

It may help you kind folks offload these decisions to  more experienced users while reducing the amount of preferences to be considered for  release purposes.

Just post a Doit for me and I will git-r-done.



---- On Sat, 27 Nov 2021 15:16:45 -0500 mail at jaromir.net wrote ----

Could be just me, but I always hide flaps - would it be something for the PreferenceWizardMorph? Or hiding some menus - like Projects?

Also, the last 'page' offering extra packages - would it be possible to include Inbox Talk?


^[^ Jaromir

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On 2021-11-23T09:44:29+01:00, marcel.taeumel at hpi.de wrote:

> Hi all --
> There is no need to change the default values for the preferences that are in the PreferenceWizardMorph. Let's focus on whether some interesting preferences are missing from that morph and on the values for preferences not in that morph.
> Best,
> Marcel
> Am 23.11.2021 00:13:44 schrieb tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>:
> >> 1. Windowing
> >> Personally, the first thing I do in every new image is to enable these prefs:
> >> "mouse over for keyboard focus", "open tools attached to mouse cursor", "windows' contents are always active".
> >> Do I belong to a minority of Squeakers or could we satisfy a majority of Squeakers by turning on these prefs by default?
> Well *I* wouldn't be happy with them but then I immediately load my prefs file anyway so maybe I wouldn't even notice.
> > For myself I'd add "Embed a Transcript in a Workspace" because I use and move both around the screen all the time; and frankly, since my first encounter with Squeak I always wondered why I have to open two tools, one of which has a totally nuts name, in order to be able to print "Hello" ;)
> But a Transcript is fundamentally different to a Workspace; the former is for the system to tell you what is going on, not for scribbling notes.
> >> 4. Editing
> >> - Auto enclose brackets -> #beforeSpaces (see [1], pending. Inserting a bracket pair () right before a character just feels pretty useless to me.)
> >> - Enclose selection with brackets -> true
> Again, very not OK for me.
> tim
> --
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