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]: other issues
by transputer_guy on Mon 25th Jun 2007 01:50 UTC in reply to "RE: other issues"
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

There is one thing I really wish to see the end of and thats the double click to open (or do anything). I could do this 20yrs ago with glee (even triple quad clicks) but now try to avoid them at all costs. I see in Ubuntu a switch to not use them but haven't really explored that yet.

There are just so many issues with each individual OS that I use BeOS, W2K, Ubuntu and probably KDE thats its not worth going over anymore given they can't or won't be fixed. I am curious if XP or Vista seriously changed any of the mouse click feel in Explorer, they look mostly the same to me, just shinier skin over the same core.

Q to any OS X users (and others)

In OS X do files named x1, x2, ,,, x10, x11 get listed in that order or the not quite right order. Do any OSes get this right.

Does OS X always remember the precise x,y coordinates of files arranged manually in a folder as it did in MacOS.

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RE[4]: other issues
by Flatland_Spider on Mon 25th Jun 2007 04:36 in reply to "RE[3]: other issues"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Windows is still Windows if that's what you're asking. The Explorer experience is not fundamentally different then in Win98. A few new bells and whistles, but still Windows.

I'm pretty sure that since Win98 Explorer can be set to single click mode. I can't think of how to do it in 2000, but it's under Folder Options in XP.

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