Number: 1963

Date: 27-Aug-84 16':51':38

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Use other method besides inverting window to indicate --more-- processing

Assigned To: 

Attn: Burton

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying



Priority: Perhaps

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Window System

Machine: 1108


Lisp Version: 23-Aug-84 18':52':49

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 3071

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: '
["Sannella.PA" "28-Aug-84 09':33':38" Description':]

Description: '
Date': 17 Aug 84 14':43 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': Background color after reshaping inverted TTY window'
Lisp System Date': 15-Aug-84 23':25':05'
Machine': Dorado (Ahwahnee)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Annoying'
It is quite natural to want to enlarge your TTY window when it fills up and gets inverted because of the stopscroll/pagefull function.  When you do this, and then type a space to get the computation to proceed, the newly exposed region comes up white instead of black.  Thus when the window is uninverted, that region gets turned to black, giving an ugly appearance until the black scrolls away.'
Seems like the default reshapefn there (maybe TTYINs?) should know about the inverted status of the window and paint the newly exposed region black as well.'
Date': 18 AUG 84 11':30 PDT'
Subject': lets get rid of inverting windows'
To':   Kaplan'
cc':   LispSupport, Burton'
Its always disruptive. How about just changing the *TITLE* of the window or something? There are a number of PAGEHOLD packages around, which have various degrees of hokum in them, but most are better than the current system behavior.'
Date': 20 Aug 84 18':30 PDT'
Subject': Re': lets get rid of inverting windows'
In-reply-to': MASINTER.PA''s message of 18 AUG 84 11':30 PDT'
cc': Kaplan.PA, LispSupport.PA, Burton.PA,'
Incidentally, Danny and I merged our "best ideas" from PAGEHOLD and PAGEFULLCTRL, and put them into PAGEHOLD; Loops, and Loops folks, are now using PAGEHOLD by default.  I suspect that PAGEFULLCTRL is obsolete now.'
The documentation for PAGEHOLD is a bit behind now, but I intend to update it before Harmony release (just doesn''t mention all the options).'
-- JonL --'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 28-Aug-84 09':33':38