Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 23:17 UTC
Mac OS X "The latest version of Apple's operating system, Mac OS X, is here and it's arguably the most significant revamp since X replaced 9. Leopard brings a new look to Mac OS X GUI, and a wealth of new features, some innovations other merely tweaks to old apps. In the first of a series looking at Leopard in depth, we go straight for Leopard's soul: the Finder."
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RE: A Subject
by rayiner on Tue 6th Nov 2007 02:24 UTC in reply to "A Subject"
rayiner
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2005-07-06

The purpose of big icons is to make recognition quicker. Smaller icons have less information, and the brain takes longer to figure out what the icon represents.

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RE[2]: A Subject
by collywolly on Tue 6th Nov 2007 14:50 in reply to "RE: A Subject"
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2006-06-19

"The purpose of big icons is to make recognition quicker. Smaller icons have less information, and the brain takes longer to figure out what the icon represents."

Funny I always use the "detailed list" view when in Windows or Linux. Shows me a lot more information, than a large icon of a generic folder, with no information attached to it. Also you can see a lot more of of these smaller icons at the same time, so you dont have to scroll about the window as much searching for it. Its certainly a lot quicker for me.

(Of course, maybe big icons "just work" on a Mac in a way that us users of other operating system "just don't get").

Edited 2007-11-06 14:58

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RE[3]: A Subject
by DeadFishMan on Tue 6th Nov 2007 15:26 in reply to "RE[2]: A Subject"
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2006-01-09

(Of course, maybe big icons "just work" on a Mac in a way that us users of other operating system "just don't get").

LOL. That was priceless. You sir deserved the mod point for this statement alone!

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