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: They should have fixed "zoom"
by segedunum on Wed 4th Jun 2014 08:05 UTC in reply to "They should have fixed "zoom""
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

How damned hard is it to calculate the maximum window size and set the size of the current window to that? Windows has been doing this for, what, like 20+ years. I seem to remember it used to work on MacOS of old.

Damn right. I've been using a Mac for a few years now and the fact that they still haven't worked out how to handle windows correctly never ceases to amaze me.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I've been using a Mac for a few years now and the fact that they still haven't worked out how to handle windows the way I want them to never ceases to amaze me.


I think that's a truer statement. The zoom does exactly what it is meant to do. It just doesn't do what *you* want it to.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I think that's a truer statement. The zoom does exactly what it is meant to do. It just doesn't do what *you* want it to.

No, it isn't. Having a maximise button does, or should do, exactly what you should expect - MAXIMISE. Having a button that randomly expands to a subsection of the screen is completely and utterly useless. I can just drag and expand the window if that's the case.

Telling me it just doesn't do what I want it to do is complete crap and the biggest piece of fanboy cop-out there is. This is basic historical windowing convention we're talking about here.

Edited 2014-06-07 14:00 UTC

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