Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Dec 2008 21:13 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Is Windows 7 leaning too much towards the Mac side of life? Many Microsoft bloggers are saying that it does, that Windows 7 is too much "form over function", something they accuse Apple of. While superficially they may have a point, the differences between Windows and Mac OS X are still glaringly obvious. Are a few changes to the taskbar enough to make Windows OS X-like? Bloggers like Mary-Jo Foley, Paul Thurrot, and others seem to think so.
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hm?
by SK8T on Sat 6th Dec 2008 00:59 UTC
SK8T
Member since:
2006-06-01

Just one question,
in the video of the first link, he demonstrates how do switch between windows through the taskbar. (he shows this with word).

But - ehm - would it be just easier to click on the other word window instead of putting the mouse over the icon, waiting for the previews and so an?

And hey, think about it, do you REALLY think you can make out which window you want in word? The text is much too small as you could read it, the rest of the window looks exactly the same. So how do you recognize which window you want?

It's just a mix of Dock/Exposé copy - but bad.

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RE: hm?
by Archipel on Sat 6th Dec 2008 11:38 in reply to "hm?"
Archipel Member since:
2008-12-06

Well, microsoft does provide an api to make it possible to change the miniature view of the window. So, it's true that you currently can't easily see the difference between two texts you've opened, but this will probably change in the future. Besides, the same goes up for expose. It's just not so handy for text.

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RE: hm?
by PlatformAgnostic on Sun 7th Dec 2008 09:53 in reply to "hm?"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

That's where the peek feature comes in. It was shown off at PDC '08.

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