Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:14 UTC
Mac OS X "OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed 'Cabernet', will focus on various 'power-user' enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions." Features for power users and features from iOS? Seems like an oxymoron. Still, if they manage to finally fix the Finder and Spaces, I'll be happy.
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Rudimentary support for doing something useful with multiple screens as a new power-user feature.
That's just adorable. And only a decade after Windows had it.

Good for you, OSX users. Maybe someday you too get to configure your multiple screens to work just so for your needs. You know, like KDE users have been able to do for years.


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Shane Member since:

Multi monitor support has been in OS X for ages too.

The article was referring to multi monitor handling of fullscreened apps. In OS X, if you fullscreen an app, it will spawn a new space (virtual desktop) and fill the screen in that space. It's a neat window management shortcut for devices with small screens (laptops) since you can quickly swipe between spaces in OS X. On my MacBook Air, I always fullscreen a terminal window so that it's always just a couple of swipes (or keystrokes) away.

However, with a multi monitor setup, fullscreening an app will cause the app to take over the current monitor, leaving the other monitors with nothing on them. One could argue that a user with multiple monitors doesn't really need to fullscreen an app since they have enough screen real estate to play with. Maximizing an app should be plenty enough. However, this behaviour is broken, and should be fixed.

Edited 2013-04-30 16:49 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:

Careful there, multi monitor support among the free unices is even worse that OSX's. I'd love to have a sane way of supporting multiple screens with different orientation, something which is handled without an issue in either OSX or Windows.

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