[Etoys] SQ-154: Added changeset for the NavigatorBar show/hide buttons

Scott Wallace scott.wallace at squeakland.org
Tue Jul 7 13:07:11 EDT 2009

On Jul 7, 2009, at 4:24 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 07.07.2009, at 06:25, Scott Wallace wrote:
> On Jul 5, 2009, at 11:09 PM, Milan Zimmermann wrote:
>>> Sorry for the delay, please let me know if it works for you,
>> Works great.  Maybe we can get this out the door!
> Works. But:

Thank you for the valuable testing, Bert!

> 1. The icons are swapped. In other Sugar activities the outward-facing
> arrows mean "maximize my work area", the inward-facing ones "shrink
> back to regular size".

Aha!  My mistake.  I had assumed that the outward-facing arrows meant  
"maximize the nav-bar"...

I've posted a fresh version to JIRA now, with this fixed.  (CAUTION:   
Jira has its own ideas about the order in which to present the  
attachments.  The latest version is "showNavBarCtl-sw-mz.7.cs".)

> 2. The "hide nav bar" and "show nav bar" tiles only appear when
> searched for, not in a category.

With "eToyFriendly" on, these are visible in the "display" category of  
the world's viewer.  Perhaps these should always be available rather  
than under the control of eToyFriendly?  Opinions?

BTW "search" always returns all hits, including those not normally  
shown when eToyFriendly is turned off...

> 3. If I choose "use default gray look" from the nav bar halo menu and
> then click the nav bar toggle, the bar shrinks in size and turns
> green. Same behavior actually for "default green look". Also, after
> changing the color manually it goes back to green when toggling.
> Interestingly, this works correctly in the Sugar/OLPC image (I assume
> because there the toolbar height does not change). So maybe if we
> configure the regular image to always use the thick toolbar (as we
> discussed, along with large fonts, pop-up arrows etc) the problem will
> resolve itself.

Yes, I observed the same set of phenomena.  The "showNavBarCtl-sw-mz. 
7.cs.gz" that I just posted to JIRA theoretically enforces the thicker  
nav-bar at all times now, and preserves the user's color settings.   
Tested briefly in both squeakland-configured and olpc-configured  
images.  Does not at this point automatically switch the color back to  
gray from whatever it was, but if you have a green-configured bar and  
you manually change its color, the change should now stick...

  -- Scott

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