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

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Wed Feb 23 18:10:25 CET 2011


ah ok

Alexandre


On 23 Feb 2011, at 14:03, Gary Chambers wrote:

> That's a different one (depends on the morph with keyboard focus...)
> 
> As for Shaun's preference we should probably have a setting:
> Related to Object>>windowActiveOnFirstClick
> 
> Might be like that for Mac apps, for Windows users they expect the click to follow through...
> 
> Regards, Gary
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alexandre Bergel" <alexandre.bergel at me.com>
> To: <Pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Should tools cancel the selection when brought to front?
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>>> 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.
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>> Alexandre
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