Re: Stopping OS X from cascading windows
- From: TT <nospam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 16:16:01 GMT
And has anybody made a keyboard shortcut for that green button (the zoom
button?) In MT Newswatcher there is a shortcut: "Command /" but I
haven't noticed that in any other program.
Apple's Human Interface Guidelines don't specify a shortcut for window
zooming, and few applications have one. Command + / is the most commonly
used, but it's still rare. iTunes recently started using Command +
Control + Z, but Apple hasn't carried that over to their other apps
(Finder, Preview, Dictionary, iCal, etc).
You can use the Keyboard pref pane to set a shortcut, but that will only
work in Cocoa applications that have an appropriate menu item. This
needs to be done separately for each application you want to modify, as
the pref pane's All Applications category is practically useless for
defining a universal window zooming shortcut.
One thing I've always liked more about Windows than Apple's OSes is the
fact that keyboard navigation of the menus is so much easier.
you can hit CTRL+F2 to focus on the application menu but then you have
to use the arrow keys to move arround.
Its totally retarded. Maybe they will wake up in Leopard but I doubt
it. This is such a glaring deficiency that makes Menu navigation so
ponderous! The only people that defend that insanity are people useless
with a keyboard. There was so survey that said that a mouse was just as
quick as a keyboard. Which is quite impossible for in the time it takes
to GET to the mouse, the keyboard shortcut is already done. Down with
ALT+F is a much more
convienient way to expand the file menu, and then its usually just one
more keystroke to activate the command you want. And for the commands
associated with a keyboard combo, the appropriate combinations are
listed in the menu next to the command (just like OS n). I'd give my
left nut for that functionality accross all apps.
Perhaps Apple designers have given both of theirs and that might explain
the lack of logical male testosterone in their design. Its like a bunch
of batty women running around like chicken with their heads cut off. In
First make it practical and functional.
Second make it stylish and attractive.
Apple has this totally reversed.
I also wish I could put window behavior for things like
cascading/tiling under control of the OS for all applications and
control it from System Prefs.
Apple, are you listening to this logic? WAKE UP! Millions of Windows
users don't take you seriously because of the initial navigation
awkwardness when they first try your OS. Make a Windows skin so people
can navigate the same. If FIND in Windows is Control F make it the same
in Mac. Or give people the CHOICE to change it. Microsoft has its
place and Mac has its place. The prudent thing is to have them work as
seemlessly as possible. The consumer buys both, and everybody is happy.
By making this stupidly different, you are neglecting 95% of the world
that might buy your virus free, relatively stable (but often bizarrely
illogical) OS. (As long as management remains the same - the same
stupidity will continue.) And I won't even get into the obscene illogic
of having different commands for the same functions in APPLE products.
This is the absolute pinnacle of software idiocy.
Then you look at their hardware. Yesterday I was in an Apple store and
was admiring the display on the 20" Intel iMac. Vivid colours, razer
sharp clarity......but the thing was so hot. I look for the vents and
there is but one......a strip maybe 1/2" high running across the back
about 2" from the top. This thing is cooking. And I wasn't doing
anything demanding. Imagine when the thing has to do some work! I get
the sales person to open up the new Intel Mac Pro desktop tower. The
first Sata drive (nearest the front) gets a good blast of air and stays
very cool. But what about the 4th one at the back. That will cook.
And its crammed against its mounting place. The DVD burners are crammed
at the top with no ventilation so they just had to the mess. It was
idling and the air being exhausted was very warm. If air is hot, the
cooling ain't working. You'd think they would have learned with all the
250 gb Sata drives that cooked to death in the G5 tower. The 30" LCD
screen looks like its totally sealed. That thing was very warm to the
touch. Why no vents? Gotta make it pretty though. That seems to sell.
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