[etoys-dev] graphing and watching enhancements

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 05:31:08 EST 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Scott Wallace <scott.wallace at squeakland.org
> wrote:

> On Mar 5, 2012, at 12:36 PM, karl ramberg wrote:
> > I think we should turn on the propertySheetFromHalo preference so it is
> easier to get to the graph paper settings.
> > It will also be easier to get the graph paper settings back if you
> accidentally delete them.
> Switching to a graph-paper fill seems to me to be directly comparable to
> switching to a gradient fill.  It's something that's needed much less often
> than simply setting a solid color with the small color-picker, so IMO it's
> still a good idea to put up the straightforward and much-less-intimidating
> small color picker.
> As when switching from a solid color to a gradient fill, the user has
> three ways to get a graph-paper fill, namely:
> (1)  use the "fill style" item from the halo menu, and choose "graph
> paper" (or "gradient fill") from the ensuing submenu.
> (2)  bring up the small color picker by clicking on the "change color"
> halo handle (purple eyedropper) and then click on the + icon in it to bring
> up the full property sheet, which offers, among other things, the
> opportunity to switch to graph paper (to a gradient fill).
> (3)  shift-click on the "change color" halo handle to bring up the full
> property sheet directly, then choose graph paper (or gradient fill) from
> there.
> (And there's even a fourth way, because the old "make graph paper" item in
> the "playfield options" menu, which has been available all these years, is
> still available.)
> Educators, please speak up on this issue -- this should really be your
> decision.  Do you think we should continue to have a simple click on the
> change-color halo handle bring up the small color picker, or do you think
> we should switch to having that click always bring up the big "property
> sheet"?
How about making a very simple property field with just one color picker
and two buttons to gradients and graph paper ?

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.squeakland.org/pipermail/etoys-dev/attachments/20120308/8a45e4cd/attachment.html>

More information about the etoys-dev mailing list