[Sugar-devel] how to force Sugar Activities to start fresh? (eg. XO OS 11.2.0 = Build 874)
walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 13:49:54 EDT 2011
On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 5 Nov 2011, at 15:31, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> Is there any way to start a new document once you're in the activity?
> No, the only places to start new activity instances from are:
> 1) home favourite view (from an activity palette, or by holding alt and clicking)
> 2) home list view
> 3) from the Journal by clicking on an activity bundle
>> On Saturday, November 5, 2011, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 8:23 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
>> >> G'day Adam,
>> >> The holding down of the alt key in the activity view was introduced in
>> >> Sugar 0.86 , and 11.2.0 is based on Sugar 0.94, and I've tested it
>> >> just now and the feature works fine for me.
>> >> Sometimes the left-alt key fails on membrane keyboards. Please test
>> >> that the alt key works. You can do this easily by opening two
>> >> activities and using alt-tab to switch between them. If this doesn't
>> >> work, then there's more investigation to do.
>> >> Otherwise, you can use the ok prompt to "test /keyboard".
>> >> 1.
>> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.86/Notes#Home_Favourites_View_Improvements
>> >> --
>> >> James Cameron
>> >> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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>> > The graying out is Sugar's way of telling you that you'll get a fresh
>> > instance instead of reopening the most recent. If you are seeing gray,
>> > then it should work. Perhaps the children are releasing the Alt key
>> > before clicking?
>> > Alternatively, right click brings up the hover menu immediately. At
>> > the bottom of the hover menu for activities on the Home View is the
>> > option to open a new instance.
>> > regards.
>> > -walter
>> > --
>> > Walter Bender
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While there is not a general solution, some activities, e.g., Turtle
Art, provides such a mechanism. Not sure it is really applicable to
many activities, but for those where you make things, it probably
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