Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Feb 2009 21:01 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows Based on all the user feedback ignited by the Windows 7 beta, Microsoft has made a set of tweaks to the release candidate of Windows 7. The Engineering 7 weblog details 36 of those tweaks, in quite some detail actually. Let's take a look at some interesting ones.
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Not bad!
by detto on Thu 26th Feb 2009 23:16 UTC
detto
Member since:
2007-11-25

I like "Windows Logo + <#> keyboard shortcut" the most. Really would be handy in Leopard, too. OS X still is just a bit too mouse focused. In my opinion every good app and every good system (I still love my Leopard, don't get me wrong here) should be able to be controlled entirely by mouse and/or entirely by keyboard. Just look at Opera with its gestures and fantastic keyboard navigation.

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RE: Not bad!
by ThanhLy on Thu 26th Feb 2009 23:51 in reply to "Not bad!"
ThanhLy Member since:
2006-03-14

Keyboard shortcuts is the #1 reason why I rather use Windows on a laptop instead of OSX on a laptop. OSX has gotten better in this regard, but out of the box there are still some Ok/Cancel message boxes that force me to reach for a mouse/trackpad.

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RE[2]: Not bad!
by darknexus on Fri 27th Feb 2009 01:26 in reply to "RE: Not bad!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

To be fair, I see a lot of those on Windows too, especially in apps with a lot of custom widgets. I see it in GNOME as well... come to think of it, I think I've seen that issue in every os I've tried in the past few years. As far as OS X goes, make sure you've enabled full keyboard access and set tab to highlight all elements, this is not its default behavior although, imho, it should be.
Most developers just do not take keyboard access into account whatsoever, though I wish it were otherwise. The os itself, unfortunately, can only do so much in this area.

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RE[2]: Not bad!
by REM2000 on Fri 27th Feb 2009 09:23 in reply to "RE: Not bad!"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

ive found both OS's to be the same when it comes to keyboard shortcuts, for the tasks i perform on my computer i find all the shortcuts i need.

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