[Pharo-project] Call for UI gripes

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 17:11:38 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Phil <pbpublist at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/29/09 11:56 AM, Gary Chambers wrote:
> > Anything that anyone thinks could be improved?
> Not sure if this is the type of feedback you're looking for but I'd like
> to see some UI behavior changed/modernized:
> 1) Multiple selection support.

I would love to have this when generating accessor automatically. VERY often
I would like to only create accessors for some fields, not all. And
sometimes I want create just the setter or the getter, not both of them. So,
yes. I think this would be nice.

> 2) Generally, the context of where the mouse pointer is should be taken
> into account when performing an action.  Right now the behavior feels
> like an uncomfortable cross between Windows 3 and the old X11 pointer
> focus behavior.  For example: in lists when bringing up the context
> menu, it would be nice to have the option of having the current
> selection change to the item under the pointer if it is not already
> selected (either singly or as part of a multi-selection) and then have
> the context menu brought up.
> 3) I would love to see object inspectors behave much more like the
> F-Script object browser.  I often find myself needing to pull up 2 or 3
> sub-inspectors to get at what I want which is tedious.
> Thanks,
> Phil
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