[Etoys] A few notes on eToys interface - playing with latest eToys in olpc

Diego Gomez Deck DiegoGomezDeck at consultar.com
Wed Apr 11 03:38:40 EDT 2007

Hi folks,

Almost all of the features you're talking about are already implemented
(and working for years) in the Small-Land image.

In beginner mode, the dockbars can't be removed nor moved nor sized.
But in non-beginner mode, the standard halos are available to handle the

More to say: This Small-Land changes are already included in 3.9.  I
propose to use/expand THIS work instead of create another


-- Diego

>   Bert,
>   Thank you for the feedback!
> > Why did you make that flap unremovable? I can't even get a halo on  
> > it. It should be visible by default, I agree, but shouldn't there be  
> > a way to hide it, too?
>   I was thinking about the classroom setting, where the teacher
> wouldn't want to deal with dissappearing menu bars.  (For that matter,
> The earlier Japanese version of Etoys suppress the halo for Navigator
> flap.  It has certain advantages, as many number of kids dismiss the
> navigator when they learned how to delete a morph via "X" icon.)
>   From the flap menu, it should be able to hide and show the "Sugar
> Navigator Flap."  (But clearly my logic of it is flawed and it didn't
> work quite as expected.)  I'm not sure if allowing the manipulation on
> it via halo is a good idea.  (For some demo purpose, it would be
> absolute fun to be able to script that bar, though...)
> -- Yoshiki

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