[Etoys] Possible to load/import project from file without going to World Menu?

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 9 17:12:20 EDT 2008

On 2008 September 9, Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
> At Tue, 9 Sep 2008 00:59:07 +0000,
> Milan Zimmermann wrote:
> > Today I realized that I do not know how to import a project from file
> > without going to World Menu - or is hiding the filesystem as a way of
> > sharing discouraged (not a bad thing but still surprised me).
>   Yes, hiding the filesystem is what is going on here.  I personally
> don't see that the Journal idea and hiding the filesystem idea have to
> always go together, but that is another story.

Thanks for commenting, I understand now. While I like a time sequential pile / 
journal as organizational principle - have a few right in front of me - I 
also think it should not be the only one available. But looking at my kids 
always having trouble with browsing filesystems, maybe I accept a pile is 
best for the brain to find things. Although I'd like to see better browsing, 
shuffling, cleaning, tools then just a mouse clicks.

>   What is hidden in Etoys (surprise from this end!) is the "File
> Dialog" widget.  Grab Object Catalog, go to Scripting and pull out
> File Dialog.  You can import other kinds of files from there.  If the
> file is store onto an external USB memory or such, the Journal adds
> them to the list (at least when you unplug and plug it.)

Yes, I realize File Manager is still available, and personally like the 
choice :), especially after Berts link that explains security. 

> > PS:
> > As a note, today I tested export/import via file using  "hold down quit
> > button + Save Project As" + load from world menu - that worked.
>   Hold down the "keep menu"?

sorry yes i ment the "keep menu"

> > Some forms of saving project gave error - reported on trac.
>   Thanks!  I commented on that, too.

Yes I now see it's permission,

Thanks Milan

> -- Yoshiki
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