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==Object Halos==
 
==Object Halos==
  
Right-clicking on any object in Squeak or Etoys brings up a halo of tool icons, as in this image. Different kinds of object may have a different selection of tools in the halo.
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Right-clicking on any object in Squeak or Etoys brings up a halo of tool icons, as in this image. Etoys provides an interactive tutorial on Halo tools in the form of a game called the Demon Castle.
  
 
[[File:SqueakWorkspaceHalo.png|right]]
 
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Most of these are reasonably discoverable. The [[The Undiscoverable/Squeak/Object Viewer|object viewer]] requires further explanation.
 
Most of these are reasonably discoverable. The [[The Undiscoverable/Squeak/Object Viewer|object viewer]] requires further explanation.
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Different kinds of object may have a different selection of tools in the halo. For example, the halo on a text object includes tools for selecting fonts and applying styles to portions of the text.
  
 
[[File:SqueakWorkspaceHaloMenu.png]]
 
[[File:SqueakWorkspaceHaloMenu.png]]

Latest revision as of 11:40, 24 August 2012

Object Halos

Right-clicking on any object in Squeak or Etoys brings up a halo of tool icons, as in this image. Etoys provides an interactive tutorial on Halo tools in the form of a game called the Demon Castle.

SqueakWorkspaceHalo.png

Starting at the top left and proceeding counterclockwise, the icons for a Workspace window are

  • X, Remove from screen
  • O, Collapse
  • Eye, Open a viewer for me.
  • Rectangle, Make a tile representing this object
  • Whirly square, Rotate
  • Title
  • Box and partial frame, Change size
  • Eye dropper, Change color
  • Wrench, Debug
  • Two rectangles, Duplicate
  • Square with corners, Move
  • Square with tongs, Pick up
  • Menu, as shown below

Most of these are reasonably discoverable. The object viewer requires further explanation.

Different kinds of object may have a different selection of tools in the halo. For example, the halo on a text object includes tools for selecting fonts and applying styles to portions of the text.

SqueakWorkspaceHaloMenu.png