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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Comment by Parry
by Parry on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 14:39 UTC
Parry
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2014-06-03

This is a real disappointment. It was annoying enough when they removed the “pill” button which quickly hid toolbars/sidebars, and now this removed the Zoom button! However, I appear to be in the minority.

The green Zoom button was one of those little features that I loved about OS X over Windows and it’s a great shame if it’s gone. Quickly resizing a window to view it contents was brilliant (when it worked). As long as the Yosemite apps resize automatically to fill their contents I don’t mind, but if we’ve got to start dragging window corners, it will be very annoying!

I never use the minimize button, instead opting to move windows into a new Space. Apple, give us the option to customise the window controls, e.g. let me replace minimize with Zoom.

I never understood the Hide function (cmd+H) which literal just hides the window rather than minimizing it. Is this option still there? If so, please Apple, replace that with the Zoom function.

(p.s. First ever post, despite reading OS News for years!)

Edited 2014-06-03 14:40 UTC

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RE: Comment by Parry
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 16:01 in reply to "Comment by Parry"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I agree. I really miss the zoom to fit content of BeOS, and the zoom feature of OS X was nice.

I'm constantly having to resize windows on Linux and Windows, and it gets old. It would be really nice to have a zoom feature on them.

I should be noted that I very rarely ever have windows at full screen. It happens mostly on my laptop, but my desktop has larger screens which I like to tile with windows.

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