What you're missing is what nobody thought to tell you ...JollyRoger wrote:... I'm obviously missing something ...
Great, you are nearly there. Now put a space between RISC and OS and everyone is happy.Burngate wrote:Done a bit more, including change to caps of RISCOS
No, no, no not at all - happy to have all the help on offer!Raeddie wrote:[
I hope, you find my remarks helpful and not too annoying.
The name "Risc PC" is even worse, as it meant to have an half-space.Burngate wrote:[
Taken on board the space in RISC OS. Even though I HATE computers shouting in all-caps. And I like CamelCase. And Comic Sans.
I was intending to introduce the Task window, but haven't quite reached it yet. I was going to introduce it by discussing *show Alias$@RunType_*, or maybe *modules. We'll have to see what happens.
And I had in mind to introduce the concept of cooperative multitasking, but for that, I need to have something up and running. I learned everything I know on that subject from a book by Martyn Fox. I understand he's somewhere on here? If so, he should make it available again now!
Personally, I like the "guided tour" approach of the text. Much more entertaining than the dry manual I had probably came up with. (More likely: Me milling around some ideas for one or two weeks, then producing not a single line of text. It is better if I just drop one or another clue for your article.)Burngate wrote:[It wasn't meant to be a how-to as in a reference manual - I just wanted it to jump around, with the reader absorbing things almost by accident, the way I learnt things back then. But I'm wondering if I'm heading in the wrong direction!
I'm thinking I'm going to have to make it stand-alone, and offering it to MagPi as a multi-part serial. I'd want them to have a pointer to let their readers have the whole thing in one go, because I used to get fed up waiting for the next issue!Raeddie wrote:Very good at first glance. Won't have time to read it carefully until tommorrow. One thing: It becomes really essential to think about how to break up the text for publication in MagPi. Either that, or to convince the MagPi guys to publish a special RISC OS issue. (I am joking, of course.)
I know I'm coming late to this, and I haven't had a chance to read the text yet, but it's things like this that keep me using RISC OS at home for many tasks - Adjust-clicking scroll bars and bump icons and so on is something that is so useful and intuitive and really does make the OS much more pleasant to use that I can't understand why they haven't been universally adopted in OSX and Linux and Windows.Raeddie wrote: I read the text more closely, here are some more suggestions: You could put a bit of emphasise on the nature of the right mouse button as a "left-click with a twist". For example a right-click on the close icon of opens the parent directory just like the menu entry. Another nice thing is dragging a window around without popping it to front with the right (Adjust) button.
Xara (who used to be called Computer Concepts) still use right click trick in their PC only "Graphics Designer" program (that used to be called "ArtWorks").Burngate wrote:I'd forgotten that! And I've been doing just that while I've been checking what I've written!Adjust-clicking scroll bars
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