[etoys-dev] lost paint palettes

K. K. Subramaniam kksubbu.ml at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 03:45:29 EDT 2012

On Saturday 13 Oct 2012 10:18:24 AM Kathleen Harness wrote:
> Several times this past week with middle beginners, the palette was gone
> and they could not tell me what they did. I know the paints' halo does not
> have an X but it is possible to use the black handle and move it
> completely out of sight.
Which version of Etoys? In 4.1, dragging PaintBox outside of the screen area 
sticks it against the edge or corner. It doesn't disappear fully. If it is 
collapsed, you should see a small window along the top left side of the screen 
to restore it.
> Sometimes when that happened the paint brush was
> the only cursor and the project could not be continued and sometimes the
> cursor appeared when outside of the paint scrim but there was no way to
> trash the scrim and the project had to be abandoned, started again.
You can select the 'onion skin' (SketchEditor) by shift-drag rectangle 
selection, just like you would select a group of objects. However, trashing 
this does not close the palette automatically :-(. You may have to get a 
holder, drop it in and then trash the holder.

Regards .. Subbu

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