[etoys-dev] [squeakland] Color Picker Changes in 5.0

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 05:01:16 EDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Scott Wallace <scott.wallace at squeakland.org
> wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2012, at 9:56 PM, Steve Thomas wrote:
> > The previous color picker when you click on it changed the cursor fo an
> eye dropper icon and allowed you to pick colors from other objects.  The
> new one does not.  I tend to use this a lot to set colors and try different
> color schemes.
> >
> > Perhaps we should go back to the original for non-playfields.
> Actually, you *can* pick any color you see.  You have to mouse-down in the
> picker first, then you move the cursor, mouse still down, anywhere you
> care, to "pick up" any desired color anywhere.
> Which is not to say that I don't marginally prefer the original tiny modal
> picker as the default, just because there are so few steps and so little
> clutter -- and because all our property-sheets are so clunky-looking.
> Hoping we can hear some more voices on this subject…

I can definitively be talked into changing the default  color picker.

My main complaint was that there are so many different UI widgets and they
behave and look different.
And there is no obvious easy way to get from one to another.

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