[Etoys] Make object halo icons appear on mouse over, after some time delay.

Takashi Yamamiya tak at metatoys.org
Thu Sep 27 12:24:41 EDT 2007

Hi Eduardo, Korakurider,

Yes. MouseOverHalo is disabled.

We discussed about this issue a lot of times. The major reason is
Mouse over halo was designed for one button mouse. But XO machine has
second button which is easier than mouse over. Kids can't wait
the delay for mouse over. And it confuses Kids because sometimes
a halo appears but sometimes not. This observation came from
etoy workshops by Abe-san.

- Takashi

korakurider wrote:
> Hello.
> Have you tried to enable MouseOverHalo (and MagicHalo if
> you like) preference?
> That works as you described (unfortunately only for
> sketches).
> I noticed the preference is disabled in default settings
> of latest etoys.image while that is enabled in classic
> squeakland image.
> Developers: have you decided that settings for FRS?
> Cheers,
> /Korakurider
> --- Eduardo Silva <hoboprimate at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Have you thought of making objects halo icons appear
>> on mouse-hover, after
>> some delay? This would take away the need to use
>> right-click so much (for
>> moving objects around it's very awkward to
>> right-click and drag), and also
>> make them self-discoverable for kids.
>> Eduardo

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