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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to understand...
by kovacm on Wed 4th Jun 2014 05:42 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

...why Mac OS X have (had) "fit to content" and not "maximise" button require some thinking and history knowledge.

Windows invented MDI interface, which have sense on small resolution monitors, while Mac OS X embrace idea of "unlimited" desktop size.
This text can help to understand difference in philosophy between two:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2009/01/dock-and-wind...

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RE: to understand...
by drcouzelis on Wed 4th Jun 2014 13:47 in reply to "to understand..."
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

That was a fun read. Thanks for the link. ;)

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