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 Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 17:24 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

This is a battle Apple lost... when? Windows 3.1, 95, 98, or XP?

Sorry to the stalwarts.

IMO this was kept different ONLY because Jobs insisted Cupertino be different.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 4th Jun 2014 04:10 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I'd say windows 7. The snap feature is killer. KDE wisely copied and even improved it. Once it existed, it was obvious that it was insanely great. It was what Apple was implying people do ( and hence MDI interfaces), but they never actually did.

Strangely enough though, it really kind of was a return to windows 3.1 with its window tileing feature. That was windows 3.1, right? I might be getting that confused with something else.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by graig on Wed 4th Jun 2014 11:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
graig Member since:
2010-09-18

oh i hate that feature. when i am trying to get work done and i move a window to the top of the screen it always engages and resizes the window when i don't want it to.

i also hate the shake to minimize feature on windows.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by zima on Thu 5th Jun 2014 23:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Strangely enough though, it really kind of was a return to windows 3.1 with its window tileing feature. That was windows 3.1, right? I might be getting that confused with something else.

Windows 1.0 was tiling.

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