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 nathbeadle on Mon 25th Jun 2007 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE: That's only a part of it"
nathbeadle
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2006-08-08

Pressing CMD+O isn't easier, it's an extra keystroke and the keys aren't close to each other really. But that's not the point... this isn't about easy.

On a Mac, CMD+O is what you use to open anything, whether a folder or drive in the Finder, or a document in a program. On Windows ENTER only works in Explorer, and then you have to use CTRL+O within an application. Two different key strokes within the OS to do the same thing. Opening something.

I'm not sure if anyone else has had this (I'm sure I'm not alone) but just pressing Enter is a bother when you've selected a bunch of icons and accidentally hit ENTER and they all open! The CMD+O ensures you don't make these mistakes.

It's about the consistency and thought

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