Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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mjhi11
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2009-08-15

I'm totally with you on the red close button though...I hate when I close out the last window of a program the application still stays running. On the other hand when I recognize it a quick right mouse click (oops), Quit on the dock icon gets rid of the offending application. And the green button drives me batty as I'm never for sure how the window is going to resize between semi-full screen (another annoyance) and supposed full screen (which is anything but).

With Spaces, Apple really missed an opportunity to allow true, single application FULL SCREEN mode. Its awesome in Fusion that I can set Windows 7 Aero to launch and run full screen and never know I'm even running OS X, until I use the "Magic" 3 finger click to switch spaces, but then I'd love to get a little more screen real estate to run a true full screen Screen Sharing/VNC client in the third space and save a little on my next Lasik procedure!

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

On the other hand when I recognize it a quick right mouse click (oops), Quit on the dock icon gets rid of the offending application.


Yea I recognize that too but I shouldn't have to make a trip to the dock to close a program. When working on an iMac this becomes very annoying because you end up covering a lot of screen. I realize I can set a shortcut but I still find the behavior annoying. Red should mean close, programs do not need to be kept hot on a modern system. I use Chrome the most in OSX and it loads instantly along with any tabs I had open.


And the green button drives me batty as I'm never for sure how the window is going to resize between semi-full screen (another annoyance) and supposed full screen (which is anything but).

Ah yes the green button that is not consistent across applications. The best description I have seen for it is Apple's "I'm feeling lucky" button.

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