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[3]: The GUI that time forgot
by helf on Sun 24th Jun 2007 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The GUI that time forgot"
helf
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2005-07-06

Yeah, I'm in the USA. Shipping it to the UK would be around ~80GBP probably.

I'm not quite sure if I get your meaning on the menus without seeing that in action... But on the NeXT you can 'tear' off menus and make them stay on the screen if you are going to use their fucntions a lot. Comes in quite handy. you can also rearrange most of the screen.

Do you have any pictures showing what you were talking about with the menus?

You can summon menus anywhere your pointer is on the NeXT. using the Right mouse button. so you have a context menu that stays on the screen in the top left and one you can summon whereever your mouse point is...

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"I'm not quite sure if I get your meaning on the menus without seeing that in action... But on the NeXT you can 'tear' off menus and make them stay on the screen if you are going to use their fucntions a lot. Comes in quite handy. you can also rearrange most of the screen."

As far as I know, Gtk has the "tear off" feature, too, very useful for Gimp.

WindowMaker allows having menus on the screen, they get an "X" button next to the title then. This gives a little feeling about how NeXT looks and feels like.

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RE[5]: The GUI that time forgot
by helf on Sun 24th Jun 2007 20:38 in reply to "RE[4]: The GUI that time forgot"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

oh yeah. I forgot you could do that in wmaker. I haven't use it in ages. It's a really nice feature ;)

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