[squeak-dev] The Inbox: Morphic-ct.1846.mcz
marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Fri Jan 14 16:03:34 UTC 2022
Hi Christoph --
> It could be better than no differentation at all?
Quite the opposite. Making no differentiation is much better than trying to put a user into a box and forget about them. We have enough preferences already. "Novice mode" is among the ones we should get rid of. There are more than two kinds of users.
> maybe we should think about the issue of on-boarding new users to the system more in general
Sure. I am thinking about this for many years now. :-) There are not many good solutions out there. Most of them require a lot of maintenance effort with little gain. I am not aware of a UX book that even considers an open, interactive, live, programmable system like Squeak. Don't get me wrong: fresh ideas are always welcome. ;-)
Well, that this particular balloon text overlaps with the menu is a simple bug:
In my image, this text disappears as soon as I move the cursor. In an automated setup, one might delete it simply through "ActiveHand balloonHelpList do: [:ea | ea delete]". Looking at MenuMorph >> #showKeyboardHelp ... it looks quite hacky ... :-)
Am 14.01.2022 16:35:04 schrieb christoph.thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de <christoph.thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de>:
As a fast workaround, you can do a blue-button click (halo) on the menu and it will disappear as soon as you unhover and hover it again. =) Still, this is not the final solution I would like to have. It's a small but visible visual glitch.
> It makes no sense to make that binary decision between novice and non-novice.
It could be better than no differentation at all?
> Maybe a time-out for that balloon text?
Hm ... Time-outs might be another source of confusion ("Why is this disppearing while I am trying to read this?", or noticing it out of the corner of your eye, "Wait, what changed there while I did not press any key?").
If you dislike the idea of hiding this single tooltip, maybe we should think about the issue of on-boarding new users to the system more in general. I know that UX designers are filling entire books about this topic, but maybe an approach that combines proactive, context-specific suggestions with non-obstruiveness, dismissability per hint as well as general opt-outability could go into the right direction. For instance, the particular hint in question could stop appearing as soon as the user has typed once into the menu, or has closed the hint manually. See also https://github.com/LinqLover/Squeak-TipOfTheDay [https://github.com/LinqLover/Squeak-TipOfTheDay] for a naive prototype for on-boarding, which is still missing context-specifity, though. :-)
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On 2022-01-14T08:03:10-05:00, deeteeoh1138 at gmail.com wrote:
> For what it's worth, I had noticed the balloon obscuring things and
> wondered if there was a way to turn it off. But I shan't press the issue :)
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 7:36 AM Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de>
> > -1 That "novice mode" should be deprecated and removed in the long term.
> > It makes no sense to make that binary decision between novice and
> > non-novice.
> > You can surely hack out that tooltip for your screenshot scenario. No need
> > to have this in Trunk.
> > Yet, I think you are on to something. Maybe a time-out for that balloon
> > text?
> > Best,
> > Marcel
> > Am 12.01.2022 21:27:31 schrieb commits at source.squeak.org <
> > commits at source.squeak.org>:
> > A new version of Morphic was added to project The Inbox:
> > http://source.squeak.org/inbox/Morphic-ct.1846.mcz
> > ==================== Summary ====================
> > Name: Morphic-ct.1846
> > Author: ct
> > Time: 12 January 2022, 9:27:12.594139 pm
> > UUID: 0bf19b8c-e7ea-7145-9a79-b76aaaaa2543
> > Ancestors: Morphic-ct.1845
> > Proposal: Display that tedious "Enter text to narrow selection" tooltip
> > only if novice mode is enabled.
> > Many of us might not have noticed this balloon text any more that appears
> > every time you open a menu (unless #menuKeyboardControl is disabled), but
> > it still is irrelevant for non-novice users and sometimes occludes other
> > relevant information, for instance, during screenshots.
> > =============== Diff against Morphic-ct.1845 ===============
> > Item was changed:
> > ----- Method: MenuMorph>>popUpAt:forHand:in:allowKeyboard: (in category
> > 'control') -----
> > popUpAt: aPoint forHand: hand in: aWorld allowKeyboard: aBoolean
> > "Present this menu at the given point under control of the given
> > hand."
> > | evt |
> > aWorld submorphs
> > select: [:each | (each isKindOf: MenuMorph)
> > and: [each stayUp not]]
> > thenCollect: [:menu | menu delete].
> > self items isEmpty
> > ifTrue: [^ self].
> > MenuIcons decorateMenu: self.
> > (self submorphs
> > select: [:m | m isKindOf: UpdatingMenuItemMorph])
> > do: [:m | m updateContents].
> > "precompute width"
> > self
> > positionAt: aPoint
> > relativeTo: (selectedItem
> > ifNil: [self items first])
> > inWorld: aWorld.
> > aWorld addMorphFront: self.
> > "Acquire focus for valid pop up behavior"
> > hand
> > newMouseFocus: self;
> > showTemporaryCursor: nil.
> > aBoolean
> > ifTrue: [
> > originalFocusHolder := hand keyboardFocus.
> > hand newKeyboardFocus: self.
> > + Preferences noviceMode ifTrue: [
> > + self showKeyboardHelp]].
> > - self showKeyboardHelp].
> > evt := hand lastEvent.
> > (evt isKeyboard
> > or: [evt isMouse
> > and: [evt anyButtonPressed not]])
> > ifTrue: ["Select first item if button not down"
> > self moveSelectionDown: 1 event: evt
> > "Select first item if button not down"].
> > self updateColor.
> > self changed!
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