[Pharo-users] One comment to new Pharo5 debugger

Sabine Manaa manaa.sabine at gmail.com
Wed May 25 15:43:16 EDT 2016


today I moved to Pharo5. It is great to get feedback and solutions for
problems so quickly. It is a pleasure to work with Pharo and to have the
community. I am grateful for having this. 

I have one comment. I don't want to complain, I can use it but I was
wondering about the new position and size of the debugger buttons.

There is a longer distance now from code text pane to the buttons - I see
this as disadvantage to earlier versions of Pharo from the user experience.
The buttons are a lot of smaller - same disadvantage - both if you use the

Ok, after seeing that, I thought "Sabine, you should use keyboard shortcuts
here, too" (I use much of them but interesting - til now not in the

Then I saw the shortcuts for
Proceed cmd+r
Restart cmd-shift-a
Into cmd-e
over cmd-shift-o
through cmd-shift-t

especially into, over and through have so different key combinations, two
with shift, one without shift. When I debug, I often use for example
into-into-over-over-over-throuhg-through--into-into etc...and with the
combinations cmd-e and cmd-shit-e, it is more "finger-work". It would be
better to have all those shortcuts with or all shortcuts without shift. And
the letters not so far away at the keyboard (e-o-t)

This is only my opinion and my first impression after one day with Pharo5. I
am sure, after a few days, I forgot that this was uncomfortable because I
have the shortcuts coming automatically into my fingers.



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