Bug 20117: new rc2 sets a backdrop, and preferences for same

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Wed Jul 19 21:39:22 CEST 2017


That is a rather good suggestion!

On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 8:10 PM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I understand your point completely!
>
> HOWEVER, why not make it slightly easier to make the backdrop to disappear?
>
> Erm . . . how about a button on the far right of the revMenubar stack?
>
> Richmond.
>
> On 7/19/17 10:06 pm, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 5:58 PM Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> How about *offering* to put up the backdrop for the tutorial, rather
> than
> >> imposing it?
> >>
> > Well, we were acting in direct response to a whole lot of feedback from
> new
> > users who didn't seem to like the idea of seeing 'through' LiveCode to
> > their desktops.
> >
> > If we get corresponding feedback that they *don't* like having the
> backdrop
> > (we didn't get such feedback at the first user testing) then we would for
> > sure make it an option. But honestly, the fewer questions a user is asked
> > about their default preferences the better. Imagine having to answer on
> > startup whether you want the palettes to disappear when you open the
> script
> > editor, and whether you want an HTTP proxy, and what colour you want your
> > selection handles to be, and whether you would like to see default
> handlers
> > in the handler list, and whether you would like to see property labels
> > instead of property names in the property inspector.
> >
> > Surely the most sensible route here is to decide on defaults and see if
> > people for whom those defaults are relevant have any objections? I'm not
> > sure it is necessary to be offended on behalf of hypothetical new users
> :-)
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