[plt-scheme] making applications easier to use

From: Aaron Hsu (arcfide at sacrificumdeo.net)
Date: Tue Dec 19 13:24:36 EST 2006

On Dec 19, 2006, at 12:14 PM, Corey Sweeney wrote:

> I've been thinging about how I could add lots of help information  
> to a program I'm writing.  Bubble help/tooltips are nice, but I  
> want something they can click so they can get a window full of real  
> help on whatever feature, not just a one line summary.  I've seen  
> some programs put little question marks next to every button in the  
> application, so i've considered that.  I've also thought of trying  
> to catch the right-mouse-button clicks on each button-object and  
> use those to pop up help windows.  But both of those seem like  
> they'd be hard to implement & maintain.  I don't have a real good  
> idea yet.  Does anyone have suggestions?

I have always found the most convenient thing for me as an end user  
is to have a single ? (Help) button on a dialogue or page that pulls  
up a help window with all the information pertaining to that  
dialogue. Of course, the more thorough the better.

Aaron Hsu
misc at sacrificumdeo.net

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