[Pharo-project] Call for UI gripes

GARY CHAMBERS gazzaguru2 at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 30 07:10:18 EST 2009

Buttons - after loading you should reselect your theme to initialize the forms used for square button corners.
menu selection - not sure what you mean. Is it a menu or a popup choice (in which case spacebar should be used to choose option since enter is likely to activate the default button in the dialog)
Dialogs - dialogs are tied to their originating window so will surface  if the window is selected. I guess you want not to show dialogs in taskbar (maybe a preference, definitely not one-decision-fits-all)
Hard to read text - much better if you use a FreeType font!
OB buttons - David and I will get there eventually!
Tooltips - in what way? Making beziers from polygon morph would be nice and smooth, just tricky  to implement
Prefs theme - I deliberately didn't touch which buttons though I'll probably remove it next

Thanks for feedback.
Regards, Gary

From: Adrian Lienhard <adi at netstyle.ch>
To: Pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr
Sent: Thursday, 29 January, 2009 9:37:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Call for UI gripes

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the great work so far!

Here some feedback...

I merged Polymorph-Widgets-gvc.36 into a current Pharo image (using the default theme, Watery2). Then loaded OB.

- Pre-Debugger window buttons look odd in the latest version (see screenshot)
- Menu selection does not honor enter, only mouse click. Try doit "1 aa" then select an item from the menu by keyboard and hit enter. Nothing happens (not sure, though, if this is related to Polymorph)
- do not show popup windows in task bar, only main windows
- Buttons: the text on the blue buttons is a bit hard to read. Furthermore, In the OB Browser there are two types of blue buttons. It would be nice to have a consistent style for buttons.
-  the style of tooltips (see screenshot) might be improved
(- in the preference browser, which by the way looks great compared to the old one, the button "theme..." os obsolete.)


On Jan 29, 2009, at 17:56 , Gary Chambers wrote:

> Anything that anyone thinks could be improved?
> Happy to consider things... just would be nice to have a central point for
> moving forward with Polymorph (in particular) or other tools...
> There is a possibility of open-source release of the PackageListTool
> (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12018791@N06/2616669616/in/set-72157601659393251/)
> if there is any interest.
> Regards, Gary.
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