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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0006635 [Squeak] Morphic minor N/A 08-22-07 03:07 12-07-08 21:53
Reporter matthewf View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution open  
Status new   Product Version
Summary 0006635: Mother of Squeak UI annoyances
Description Squeak's Morphic UI has a "colorful" reptutation. Some quotes:

Squeak would never last more than 10 minutes on my machine. This was mostly due to it being extremely different from the OS I was working on (Windows XP), and it being very unintuitive to the newcomer (if it truly is "great for kids," then I must be getting old).

For most people (in the commercial world), the UI is the first impression they have of your product and when it looks like Morphic (i.e. really far from a Windows XP look and feel), they don't even go further and see what's "under the hood" only because "it looks crappy" to them...

Squeak's problems have very little to do with its being funny looking, and everything to do with ignoring (is it active contempt for??) wide-spread user interface conventions that work fairly well.

Let's try to fix it
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parent of 0004740pending  [ENH] Meaningless yes/no confirmation popups 
parent of 0006507new  Restore ability to turn off auto-indent 
parent of 0005389new  For sliders and buttons, you can set the number of arguments via menu but you can not clear them 
parent of 0004719closed  [BUG][FIX] PageUp/PageDown works again in 3.9 
parent of 0006474new  [RFE] The Instance-?-Class radio buttons would be better implemented as a pulldown list. 
parent of 0003590new  Hopefully small feel improvements to the IDE, plus reversal of coloring of active/inactive system window stripes 
parent of 0006636new  Right-click and drag in PluggableListMorph acts on the selected item, rather than the item under the cursor 
parent of 0006462closed  Jump-by-key in some lists broken 
parent of 0006530new  A mother for button, slider and menuItem targeting and argumenting related reports. 
parent of 0001409closed  [BUG] Can not copy text from PluggableList 
parent of 0001404new  [Bug] The ever-widening PluggableTextMorph 
parent of 0001083new  [ENH] implements multi-selections in browsers 
parent of 0006637new  PluggableListMorphOfMany has very strange select behavior 
parent of 0006672closed tim Right mouse button should pop up menu by default. 
parent of 0006687assigned matthewf MenuMorphs are too easy to pick up 
parent of 0006688assigned matthewf Mother of Poor/Missing Baloon Help Issues 
parent of 0001780pending matthewf Stay up menus have a confusing and dangerous behavior when obscured. 
parent of 0006662new  System window top grips layout fix 
parent of 0005124new  SystemWindows is ripe for a refactoring. 
parent of 0004873new  Can we remove the mouseOverHalo option? It is of limited use as implemented. 
parent of 0001814new  Yellow growth halo will maintain aspect ratio when shift is pressed. Why not have this be its normal action? 
parent of 0006791assigned wiz Keyboarding on a menu is trying to serve two conflicting purposes. 
parent of 0007181assigned andreas improve HandMorph>>shadowForm 
parent of 0006466closed  LazyListMorph-listChaged fixuploaded to squeak-dev 
child of 0006567new  Mother of Morphic Cleanup Tweak 
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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
08-22-07 03:07 matthewf New Issue
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08-22-07 03:16 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0006555
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08-22-07 15:36 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0006637
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09-19-07 19:52 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0006687
09-20-07 03:10 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0006688
09-20-07 03:51 wiz Relationship added parent of 0001780
09-20-07 06:00 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0006662
09-20-07 06:03 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0005124
10-09-07 01:56 matthewf Relationship added child of 0006567
10-09-07 02:53 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0004873
10-09-07 03:25 matthewf Relationship added parent of 0001814
11-29-07 07:05 wiz Relationship added parent of 0006791
02-08-08 18:41 matthewf Relationship deleted parent of 0006506
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