Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Sep 2009 18:34 UTC
Mac OS X There are several things which take quite some getting used to when switching from any platform to the Mac. There are things like the universal menubar, the dock, Expose, and many more. One of the things that often leads to confusion for new users is the installation process for applications. Mozilla developer Alexander Limi talks about the problems Mozilla runs into when it comes to Firefox' installation process on the Mac, and a possible solution. Update: A possible solution?
Thread beginning with comment 384933
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Similar approaches & observation
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 18th Sep 2009 21:33 UTC
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

Haiku & BeOS use a similar approach to the "classic" MacOS: you download a zip file, unzip it, then move the app/folder wherever you want. There's one frequently-used trick: including a symlink in the zip file, with a name like "[folder] - drop [filename] here". It's always surprised me that the same approach isn't used in OS X - it's not as slick as a background depicting dragging the file to the Applications folder, but probably easier for new users to understand.

And is it just me, or are the text labels for the icons in that Adium screenshot not aligned with their backgrounds (two middle icons)?

Reply Score: 4