Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jun 2007 13:44 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Federkiel writes: "People working with Apple computers are used to a very consistent user experience. For a large part this stems from the fact that the Lisa type of GUI does not have the fight between MDI and SDI. The question simply never arises, because the Lisa type of GUI does not offer the choice to create either of both; it's something different all along. I usually think of it as 'MDI on steroids unified with a window manager'. It virtually includes all benefits of a SDI and and the benefits of an MDI." Read on for how I feel about this age-old discussion.
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RE[2]: That's only a part of it
by Jules on Sun 24th Jun 2007 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE: That's only a part of it"
Jules
Member since:
2007-01-30

So is selecting an icon and pressing F2 really more simple than selecting an icon and pressing enter when you want to rename an item in your file browser...

Select-enter does already have a useful function in the Finder.

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RE[3]: That's only a part of it
by axel on Sun 24th Jun 2007 17:59 in reply to "RE[2]: That's only a part of it"
axel Member since:
2006-02-04

well seeing as F2 and enter are the same number of buttons, actually it sorta is AS simple
and seeing as I don't tend to spend much time renaming files by hand in the file browser.
and seeing as it's also available from right clicking.
and seeing as i can also simply click on a file a second time after the double click time window is up.

I'd still say that enter, which in pretty much every application ever means activate/confirm, is the better choice.

Edited 2007-06-24 18:03

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