[etoys-dev] lost paint palettes

Edward Mokurai Cherlin mokurai at sugarlabs.org
Tue Oct 16 11:50:06 EDT 2012

This is not the behavior I observe in Etoys 5.0. First, by paint
palette I assume you mean PaintBox. I can move it with the black Halo
tool or by clicking its frame, but I cannot move it entirely
off-screen. (Oops. I just now tried harder to do it, and crashed
Etoys. Yup, confirmed. Oh, well, another bug to report...Done.

Even if I move it to a corner, so that the Halo tools all overlap, I
can still select the black tool by hovering with the mouse and moving
around until I see its balloon help. I can also still click the
visible corner of the PaintBox to pick it up.

Have I missed something?

On Sun, October 14, 2012 8:42 am, Harness, Kathleen wrote:
> Subbu,
> I am using Etoys 5 here at home and the students were using the latest
> version of Etoys-to-Go.
> In either case, slide the paint palette out of sight, (I see the
> resistance you describe as sticking to an edge) but then click on the
> world and the paint palette's halo vanishes, the palette is out of sight
> and the paint area is still there.
> Using the Shift-drag rectangle discards that lonesome paint area but
> clicking for a new paint tool from the Navigator Bar brings the message
> "you can only paint one object at a time".
> This is not an urgent problem just something I noticed and wondered if it
> could be prevented in the next release. As it stands now when this
> happens, students get to practice patience and resiliency.
> Regards,
> Kathleen
> ________________________________________
> From: etoys-dev-bounces at squeakland.org [etoys-dev-bounces at squeakland.org]
> on behalf of K. K. Subramaniam [kksubbu.ml at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:45 AM
> To: etoys-dev at squeakland.org
> Cc: Kathleen Harness
> Subject: Re: [etoys-dev] lost paint palettes
> 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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Edward Mokurai (默雷/निशब्दगर्ज/نشبدگرج) Cherlin
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