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: Fullscreen
by brion on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 17:37 UTC in reply to "Fullscreen"
brion
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2010-11-04

Fullscreen is useful on laptops. I never use it on large screens though.


For me, the usefulness of OS X's fullscreen mode didn't really become apparent until I figured out I could switch workspaces quickly by three-finger swipe on the trackpad more comfortably than any key combination I've tried.

Note that the first version (Lion?) made fullscreen mode HORRIBLE with multiple monitors because the other monitors got blanked out when something was in fullscreen mode. It's much more flexible now, and lets you swap desktops separately on each monitor.

I also find I like it for certain uses when I've got an external screen or two attached -- running IDEs like Xcode or IntelliJ fullscreen on one 1080p monitor, then using the other(s) for terminal/chat/simulator/web/misc workspace makes it easy to reserve a large screen for the IDE, not have other things take it over too much, and if I have to run multiple IDEs at the same time for related projects I can easily switch between them.

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