[squeak-dev] UI suggestion: add recently viewed classes to front of 'find class' list

Jaromir Matas mail at jaromir.net
Sun May 8 08:00:56 UTC 2022

Hi Tim, all,

I was not even aware there was a ‘back button’ and strangely never missed it but what I painfully miss is a ‘back button’ when browsing methods – very often I follow some methods like a trail and then need to get back… the most often just one method ahead and then back – and need to remember what was the previous method :D Is there a reason why no ‘back button’ here or am I just doing this the wrong way?

Thanks for your advice :)


Jaromír Matas

mail at jaromir.net

From: tim Rowledge<mailto:tim at rowledge.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 8, 2022 0:54
To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list<mailto:squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Subject: [squeak-dev] UI suggestion: add recently viewed classes to front of 'find class' list

I find it moderately annoying to have both 'find class' and 'back' in the browser, because far too often I get the wrong one.

So a simple solution is to add the list of recently viewed classes to the list for the 'find class' dialogue. I chose to literally just add them, rather than removing them from the list and adding to the front; it is less work and means you can still scroll to the place where they should be without a surprise.

If we adopt this, the 'back' menu entry can be removed but I haven't bothered yet.

Changeset proffered since it touches several packages but is a small change.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
Useful random insult:- Sailboat fuel for brains.

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