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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RE[2]: Spectacle
by ilovebeer on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 16:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Spectacle"
ilovebeer
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Except it's not "broken maximise", it's zoom. It's an entirely different concept on an entirely different OS. As you said, you came from Windows, where all you've ever known is "min, max, exit". On the Mac, it's "close window without exiting the program, minimize to the dock, zoom to show the window contents", each of which is alien to Windows.

Minimize-to-tray performs "Close window without exiting the program". Minimize performs "minimize to the dock". Zoom/Auto-fit performs "zoom". The first two are provided by stock Windows, zoom is a selectable feature present in most software where it makes sense to have it. This has been the case for ages. So no, this stuff is not "alien to Windows". It's old news.

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