[etoys-dev] lost paint palettes

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Oct 15 14:04:22 EDT 2012

On 15.10.2012, at 02:38, K. K. Subramaniam <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 14 Oct 2012 7:02:51 PM Harness, Kathleen wrote:
>> Hi Subbu, . 
>> This below is using Etoys 5.0 on my PC.
>> Drag the paint palette out of view of the right side of the world with left
>> click and drag and it does show along the edge. Drag the paint palette
>> using the black halo handle and it moves out of sight leaving just a little
>> of the set of halo handles showing. Click on the world and those handles
>> vanish leaving just the paint area rectangle and no way to get to that
>> paint palette.
> Thanks to Steve for duplicating the error on Mac. I was trying it on Ubuntu 
> 12.04 and don't have a Mac handy. The behavior appears to be platform-specific. 

The difference appears to be that the Mac VM continues to send mouse events even when the pointer moved out of the Squeak window. Apparently on Linux it doesn't?

If so then it would be very simple to clip mouse movement to the window size inside of Squeak.

> Steve's suggestion to use "round up strays" is an excellent one, esp. when 
> combined with "fence enabled" for the world. It prevents objects from 
> disappearing off the screen.

The fence is only used to restrict movement for the "forward by" tile.

- Bert -

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