Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jul 2007 15:21 UTC
Editorial Sometimes, Apple's (or any other software maker's) complete lack of respect for usability never ceases to amaze me. Take today for example. Apart from the close, minimise, and "maximise" widgets Apple places on window decors, there is also a fourth widget programmers on the Apple platform can use. This widget resembles a sort of dash, and is placed on the top right corner of the window decor. This widget is used in many applications, both from Apple as well as from various third parties. It has one function: toggle the visibility of the window's toolbar.
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Who determines what is "optimal?" Steve Jobs?

"I want my 'maximize button' to maximize my window, Steve, thank you very much!"

Hey, all, let's stop on complaining about the use of the toolbar buttons in each operating system.

Every programmer knows it has nothing to do with the operating system core: it is up to the programmer to manage what the button will do.

If Firefox does not fill all the desktop when I maximize the window, it's not Apple's fault.

There are consistency rules, but programmers may not always follow them. It's the same thing with all window manager environments, even Mac OS X and Windows.

Edited 2007-07-01 20:57

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