[Etoys-notify] [JIRA] Updated: (SQ-154) Make it simple to show and hide the toolbar

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Wed Apr 29 14:32:47 EDT 2009

     [ http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-154?page=all ]

Scott Wallace updated SQ-154:

    Fix Version: M2: second alpha (june)
                     (was: triage)

Since the toolbar can be "hidden" by bringing up its halo and clicking on the pink X handle to dismiss it, it seems to me that the critical missing piece is to have an easy-to-locate UI for *showing* the toolbar when it is hidden.  Agreed that neither alt-shift-F nor "look in the world's halo for the checkbox governing flaps" is a good enough solution.  Perhaps, instead, we should have a button in the top-left-corner of the screen which toggles the presence/absence of the toolbar.  When the toolbar is present, this button would be the leftmost button in the toolbar.  When the toolbar is absent, it would occupy that same position.

> Make it simple to show and hide the toolbar
> -------------------------------------------
>          Key: SQ-154
>          URL: http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-154
>      Project: squeakland
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: etoys
>     Reporter: team
>     Priority: Eventual
>      Fix For: M2: second alpha (june)

> Derived from TRAC ticket 3773 "Better "full-screen" mode for etoys" (bert, sept 07)
> Make the toolbar be simple to hide (see TRAC #3631)
> (scott) A checkbox in the world-halo menu governs the presence/absence of the toolbar. Further, for power-users, there has always been a command-key sequence [alt-shift-F] that toggles this.
> (bert) The checkbox in the world halo reads "show shared tabs" which I think virtually nobody would associate with the tool bar. Also, if any I would have looked for the "hide" option in the toolbar's halo menu. And, the HIG states that any modes including fullscreen mode should be exited with ESC. Not sure if we really want an icon as stated in #3631, maybe a flap tab would be better?  I agree this is not anything we need to turn to immediately but it's also not quite perfect yet. I'll push out to v1.1 for now.

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