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

Jaromir Matas mail at jaromir.net
Mon May 16 07:53:04 UTC 2022

Thank you Chris,

I’ve never noticed there’s more behing Backspace that clearing the filter. However, I’ve just played with it a bit and can’t figure out what to expect from the Backspace (just plain Backspace, Filterable list pref on) – when I select another class and click (select) a method there, and then press Backspace, it highlights some other method I haven’t browsed before and I have no idea why that one. Feels a bit erratic…

Anyway, using Return to set a home base works great; thanks!


Jaromír Matas

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

Hi Jaromir,

 At any rate having an analogous ‘find method’ with the ‘back’ functionality Tim proposed in the System Browser would definitely be helpful and nicely consistent.

There is a limited version of this functionality available when the Filterable Lists preference is enabled.  Simply type a portion of the selector of the method to find while the methods list has focus.  After viewing the searched-for method, simply press the [Backspace] key to return to the previous method.  In fact, you can toggle between the two.  Pressing [Return] on a found method establishes it as the new home base to which future "back" will return.

This works on the classes list, too.  And the category's/protocols list, and the package list, and the working copy list, and...  every list, everywhere in Squeak.

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