[Etoys] Small usability improvement sugestion

Scott Wallace scott.wallace at squeakland.org
Mon Aug 27 00:39:53 EDT 2007

Yes, this is certainly a flaw, which sonehow crept into the olpc  
version of etoys.

In all previous versions of etoys, such as Squeakland, the object  
name and the script name in a Scriptor's header are actually  
distinguished in no fewer than *three* ways:  different type-style,  
space in-between, and a box around the object-name.  I'm not sure why  
all three of these got eliminated, but we need to restore at least  
one of them, or equivalent.

I've reported this defect as ticked #3039 on the TRAC bug-tracking  

Thank you!


   -- Scott

On Aug 26, 2007, at 6:17 PM, Eduardo Silva wrote:

> Currently, there is no visual separation on the title of a script
> between the object name and the script name.
> Car script1
> So, if someone wants to drag a script, he has to make sure to click
> "Car", because if he clicks on "script1", it edits the text. This is
> one of those small things which make Etoys that little hard to learn
> in the beginning (eventually you learn to allways use the objects name
> as the draggin spot, and that next to it is to edit the scripts name).
> I don't know what to suggest. Having a box around "Car" or "script1"
> might make it seem they are blocks of code.
> But maybe having "script1" inside a box _with_ a grey background, just
> like the Search text entry box in the Viewer window has. It could
> work, since it will resemble that other Text entry box.
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