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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2008-03-17

The worthless gray screens issue was fixed in 10.9. Now when an app is in fullscreen mode it only takes over one display, and the others are still available for use by other desktops or fullscreen apps.


but the workspaces are still linked, making it still fairly broken. It pretty much breaks the entire reason for having two screens. One for fullscreen work and another for reference.

If workspaces did not exist, then nobody would be spreading apps across them, so this issue does not exist in windows.

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brion Member since:
2010-11-04

Well, here's how it works in 10.9: workspaces are linked to, and switched on, each individual screen. So switching workspaces on monitor 1 doesn't change workspaces on monitor 2 or 3, and vice versa.

This means that you can have one monitor sitting there for reference, another for "work", and switch active applications separately on each one.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, here's how it works in 10.9: workspaces are linked to, and switched on, each individual screen. So switching workspaces on monitor 1 doesn't change workspaces on monitor 2 or 3, and vice versa.

Only if you've actually turned on the terrible "Improved multiple monitor" support in 10.9, and then you have a whole bunch of new problems to contend with.

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