[Cuis-dev] Clicking the 'collapse' halo handle brings up the debugger

Luciano Notarfrancesco luchiano at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 09:10:07 PDT 2021

And you can also embed morphs in text, I often open morphs in a workspace
instead of opening in the world, you just have to instantiate the morph and
print it with alt-p. For morphs embedded in text the handles are also very

On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 2:25 PM Douglas Brebner via Cuis-dev <
cuis-dev at lists.cuis.st> wrote:

> On 05/04/2021 13:57, Pat Foley via Cuis-dev wrote:
> >
> > Why do we still have halos anyway? Almost the only thing I ever use
> > them for is getting an inspector, and I can think of better ways to
> > present that option (and the rest of the options in the debug and in
> > the helpfully titled "menu" handle). Maybe everyone else has lots of
> > uses for them (that are not served by the window frame or the window's
> > icons) but evidently no one has clicked on the collapse handle in a
> > while...
> SystemWindows are not the only way to group Morphs. A lot of the tools
> made by the original Squeak devs used PasteUpMorph to group Morphs or
> just bare Morphs and halos are the best way to interact with those.
> I don't actually like how SystemWindows are the go to for grouping
> Morphs. They lose a lot of power in exchange for convenience. IIRC, they
> were originally introduced to make it easier to port the existing dev
> tools from the MVC GUI, not as the standard way to make tools.
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