[Pharo-project] Should tools cancel the selection when brought to front?

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Wed Feb 23 17:08:36 CET 2011


> In the tools (e.g. Workspaces, Browser (System and OB)), when you click in a
> text field to bring the tool to the front, it cancels the selection and
> places the cursor where the click is.
> 
> For me, this behavior is less useful than what seems to me to be the
> standard "clicking anywhere on me when I'm not active does nothing but
> activate me" behavior (e.g. try it with two Safari windows in Mac). I find
> my self contorting and having to move windows so I can click on the title
> bar of a window underneath so I don't cancel a selection which I want to
> evaluate repeatedly. I'd rather have one extra click to move the cursor.

I share the same experience, especially when opening a workspace or a transcript while coding in a browser. I need to click on the background to open a world menu to move the focus on the background before typing Cmd-k.

Alexandre

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