Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jul 2007 15:21 UTC
Editorial Sometimes, Apple's (or any other software maker's) complete lack of respect for usability never ceases to amaze me. Take today for example. Apart from the close, minimise, and "maximise" widgets Apple places on window decors, there is also a fourth widget programmers on the Apple platform can use. This widget resembles a sort of dash, and is placed on the top right corner of the window decor. This widget is used in many applications, both from Apple as well as from various third parties. It has one function: toggle the visibility of the window's toolbar.
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There is one possible use
by Mediv on Sun 1st Jul 2007 17:36 UTC
Mediv
Member since:
2006-05-10

Hello,

personnally, I quite like the feature.

It allows transforming some folder and the "img" files by putting background images and hiding the filesystem structure.

I clearly see the utility with some distributed "img" files, where we have an application icon, a nice background telling about the application and a link toward the Applications folder to drag and drop the news application.

Mayhaps there should be other way to do that, but currently it combines that capability while letting "img" files being clearly part of the file system.

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RE: There is one possible use
by Don Roritor on Sun 1st Jul 2007 19:06 in reply to "There is one possible use"
Don Roritor Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I was going to mention this - it does seem to get the most use from software developers for their install disks. Very often when I am installing something and it requires a drag-and-drop of the application to my Applications folder, I will simply click the "pill" to toggle back to the view with the sidebar and then drag the application to it's new folder for installation.

There are also times when I just want a whole disk full of photos so I hide the sidebar and toolbar with the "pill" and set the window option to use the largest thumbnail size.

This all, of course, doesn't speak to the fact that this "pill" behaves inconsistently on other OS X apps, but I do find it a nice feature in Finder for specific purposes.

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