[self-interest] Selecting more than 1 Submorphs?

Jan-Paul Bultmann janpaulbultmann at me.com
Wed Feb 16 15:43:53 UTC 2011

On Feb 16, 2011, at 4:30 PM, dukeofperl at ml1.net wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011, Duke Normandin wrote:
> >
> > The Submorphs/Labelmorphs that I want to change the fonts, etc for, is
> > the text that make up the "Bank Account" tutorial in the Demo snap. SO
> > what I should be looking for (and mining upwards) is some item in the
> > Labelmorphs "Traits" that deals with "fonts", in order to get an
> > immediate change? Afterwards, i would save the Demo snap to make the
> > changes permanent?
> I just finished "trying" to find - upwards - the Traits that deal with
> the Demo's "content" font. What a PITA _that_ is! I'm sure that it's
> because I don't know what I doing, and more importantly, don't know
> _where_ to look for the items I need to change.
> So ... this "simplicity by design" thing that is suppose to make Self
> shine, seems to break down when you have to search in a labyrinth for
> one particular "slot". It's like searching the Web without _any_
> Search engines available. :) Could take some time to find something.
> Doesn't this make Smalltalk's Class and Object Browser a bit more
> appealing?
To me the smalltalk Object browser always seemed like the macbook wheel, just press at both sides and you get a alphabetically sorted list of everything on the computer ;), whearas self is more like a graph.
In self the journey starts at your garage. In smalltalk it starts at a giant mainstation where everything is located :).

As for the search engines, they are all there.:D
In my experience it is best to start at a basic method, like drawing, and then look inside it to see what it uses.  Look at the slot of interest by marking it, then right click and choose the "search engine" you want. You can search in the object, in all objects, in ancestors e.t.c

Cheers Jan

> -- 
> Duke

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