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labels for panes

    Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1992 18:54 EDT
    From: Bill York <>

       Date: Tue, 22 Sep 92 18:06:25 EDT
       From: (Clinton Hyde)

       why not have done something (like I *think* I remember lispms doing)
       like this:

       reserve space at either top or bottom of the pane which is part of the
       margin region and put the label in that space? that way the interior
       clipping region of the pane is cleanly separated from the label.
       scroll-bars can go in the margins, as can things like choice-boxes,
       etc, and you can be certain that they won't be affected by any drawing
       to the window (except calls to low-level functions which don't know
       about the margins as clipping regions).

    This is in theory possible, but CLIM's CLX-port's margins mechanism is
    not nearly as robust or powerful as the Genera margin components
    facility.  Still, if this is an important enough issue for users,
    something could probably be done.

It sure is important multiple-window/multiple-layout configurations not to menu seas
of pop-up menus. Label text style just about as important -- so what the window is
about is easily distinguised from the content of the window.


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