[Pharo-project] Call for UI gripes
adi at netstyle.ch
Fri Jan 30 07:38:24 EST 2009
On Jan 30, 2009, at 13:10 , GARY CHAMBERS wrote:
> 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)
ah, I didn't know. Indeed, spacebar works.
> 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-
yes, I think dialogs do not need to appear in the taskbar to avoid
clutter, but that's not critical.
> Hard to read text - much better if you use a FreeType font!
ok (we will add default freetype fonts to Pharo)
> 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
I thought that tooltips like the ones you usually see (rectangle with
light yellow background color) would be nicer than the balloon.
> Prefs theme - I deliberately didn't touch which buttons though I'll
> probably remove it next
Feel free to do so if you like to get rid of them.
> 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
> - 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
>> if there is any interest.
>> Regards, Gary.
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