From the empty desktop of the Squeak window, choose "appearance..." and then choose "preferences..." from the World menu.
This will open up the Preferences window. In Squeak 3.5, the behavior of this window changed. When it opens up it attaches itself to your pointer. As you move the pointer around on your Squeak desktop the window will follow you. Decide where you would like to position the Preferences window and then click once. This will drop the window at the current location.
From here we will choose several Preferences and modify them. Preferences are grouped into categories in this window. Choose the category by clicking once on one of the category names in the light blue pane at the top of the window. These categories links behave as index tabs in a notebook and cause the related preference pane to appear in the lower portion of the window.
Choose "browsing" from the Preferences categories and make your preferences list look like mine. You can click once on any of the radio buttons in the lower pane to toggle that option on or off. Click only on the check box control itself. Note that if you click on the text next to each check box Squeak allows you some even greater flexibility to how the selected preference will be applied. For now, just choose the preference by clicking on the control button itself.
I usually select the "fileout" preferences and turn off the preference for changeset version numbers. I prefer seeing the date-time-stamp in my filed out change sets. We'll talk more about this later.
I like to turn on the "menu color from world" option in the "menus" preference.
In the "projects" preferences I like to turn off "project views in windows". This will make new project windows appear in a project view morph. When we create a new project this will make more sense to you. It is a cosmetic change however, just like the others here.
In Squeak I actually prefer the "flyout" scrollbars and I like them on the left side of panes. So for "scrolling" preferences I make these changes.
Close the Preferences window. Later we will install some features that make even larger changes to the look and feel of Squeak.
Go on to Change Sets and Projects.
Back to the beginning of this example.