UI Buttons was: [squeak-dev] MessageNames: clicking on class names

radoslav hodnicak rh at 4096.sk
Fri Apr 2 20:55:55 UTC 2010

I use keyboard shortcuts and the buttons about equally often. It all 
depends on where the cursor and my hands are (like, if my hand is on the 
mouse already and near a button it's faster to click the button than to 
move my hand over the keyboard and hit some keys etc). This is especially 
true when I'm in "stare mode" trying to figure out some code, then it's 
buttons almost exclusively.

Speaking about the debugger specifically, there's a setting to have _two_ 
rows of buttons in the debugger which doesn't work in trunk anymore, but I 
usually had that on and liked it.


On Fri, 2 Apr 2010, Chris Muller wrote:

> Oh yes, I agree about the button panes.  I keep them all turned off as
> much as possible, and would like to add a preference to disable the
> ones in the debugger altogether.
> The main problem with buttons as a UI-element is that they provide
> little or no output.  Instead, they just sit there, taking up valuable
> screen space, waiting for one single type of gesture of input, a
> left-cick.  I believe this is mostly to accomodate users who do not
> have Basic Computer Literacy, the same kind of users who will not go
> very far with Squeak anyway.
> Not a bargain...

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