Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 12:25 UTC
Mac OS X

Close, minimize, and maximize are now close, minimize, and full screen, eliminating the extra full-screen control and consolidating the window controls in one place. Streamlining these and other elements of the interface means you can navigate the desktop more efficiently.

OS X' idea of "maximise" was "some random window resizing nobody really used anyway", so I'm glad Apple finally replaced it with something else. Too bad OS X' fullscreen view is way too disruptive for my tastes to be of any practical use.

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The "zoom" feature was one of those things about OS X that annoyed me at first, then I got the hang of it and grew to love it. I still got a little annoyed when the OS and I didn't agree on exactly what size the window should be, but honestly that only ever happened with the Finder and I learned to manage it well enough that it didn't frustrate me any more.

I can see where some people just wouldn't be able to use it productively, but I'm with you: I want to see it as an optional feature in a GNU/Linux WM or DE, just to see how far the idea can be stretched.

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