Linked by Adam S on Mon 3rd Apr 2006 14:55 UTC
Mac OS X In my house today, all of the computers are Macs. This is a long way away from three and a half year ago, when I said that Jaguar could not replace my PC. We're chugging along happily running Tiger, just as productive as before, and enjoying every bit of eye candy. But OS X isn't always cherry pie, it's got its own set of faults, and some can be downright annoying. UPDATED
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RE[4]: Erh...
by Shane on Tue 4th Apr 2006 01:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Erh..."
Shane
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2005-07-06

Actually, the apps that DO stay open let you know, or at least ASK you first. So it's not inconsistent really.

What if I don't want to use a key shortcut? What if I want to be able to throw my mouse to the top right and click the X (presuming the app is maximized)? Why not make it possible at least?

Consistency is not as important as what the user expects. If an app lets the user know what it's doing, then consistency isn't as relevant.


Consistency is the best way to achieve what the user expects. In fact, given that most UI decisions were completely arbitrary at the start, the metaphors rely on consistency to work.

I should not have to be told what the application will do if I press "x". You are complaining that it's too hard to press shortcut keys, yet it's better to have a dialog box pop up and having to read it and hit "ok"?

At least in windows when an application does this, it puts itself in the "systray" instead of being hidden completely until you open a menu.

Your application will still show in the dock if you hide it.

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RE[5]: Erh...
by sappyvcv on Tue 4th Apr 2006 01:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Erh..."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Where did I say it's too hard to press shortcut keys?

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