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Re: More problems with Tools

From: Irene Vatton <vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 09:15:58 +0100
To: ladewitt@lucindadewitt.com
Cc: amaya mailing list <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200711210915.58162.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Tuesday 20 November 2007 19:27, Lucinda DeWitt wrote:
> I've done a bit more experimenting with the new tools features.  Here's
> what happens on a Mac:
> In order to change the Toolbar settings (from Align Left to Customize or
> vice versa) I have to close and restart Amaya.  Hitting "Apply" in the
> preferences pane does not actually "apply" my choice until after I close
> and restart the program.  Why?

Align Left and Align Right use the same window widget and so the Apply effect 
is immediate. Customize uses a different window widget, so the window must be 
deleted and rebuild. If you open a new window after hitting "Apply", you will 
see the change.

> Similarly, the customizable toolbar seems to have trouble "remembering"
> what I choose.  As far as I can tell, it only remembers what I check (or
> uncheck) in the drop down menu.  If I close any of the tool palettes
> using their own little x button, Amaya remembers my choice during a
> session (and maintains it when I use F8), but the closed palette
> reappears the next time I open the program.  Is this intentional?

Yes, the close with the little x button was not registered.
It's fixed now in the CVS version.

> Under customizable tools, when I check or uncheck a particular tool, its
> palette flashes four times while appearing or disappearing.  Is it
> supposed to do that?

Normally no. That is a specific Mac OSX bug.

> If all of the above behaviors are intentional, please let me know.  They
> don't match the behavior of toolbars in other programs I use, so this
> behavior doesn't seem very intuitive to me . . .
> Thanks for your help,
> Lucinda
> Irene Vatton wrote:
> > On Saturday 17 November 2007 00:21, Lucinda DeWitt wrote:
> >> Now I have no tools available at all when Customizable is chosen in the
> >> preferences.  In order to switch back to left- or right-aligned tools I
> >> have to Apply in preferences and then quit Amaya and restart.  But given
> >> that the left aligned tool bar doesn't scroll, this is relatively
> >> useless.
> >>
> >> I'm testing 9.99-3 for macosx with system 10.4.10 on a powerpc mac.
> >>
> >> Lucinda
> >
> > When that situation occurs, you may use the "Show/Hide toolbars > Show
> > tools" menu entry to display them.

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