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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Full-screen
by wocowboy on Wed 4th Jun 2014 10:20 UTC
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2006-06-01

But....I thought full-screen apps is what people want. Microsoft, with Windows 8, at first mandated full-screen application windows on the Metro side of the OS, or maybe half-screen or something weird. Odd how things change when it's Apple we're talking about. Thom raved about Windows 8 and its full-screen apps for a while, now he tells us that full-screen apps on Apple have been of no use to him. Very strange.

Personally, I use the full-screen capability once in a while. Not all applications have the capability, it is there in the OS if developers want to take advantage of it but they don't have to, just a good example of flexible design, leave it to the developers to put in or not. It can be handy if all you are doing is using one application and don't need to mess with anything in a menu bar. To each his own, it is neither good or bad, just a choice, and choice is good.

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RE: Full-screen
by jackeebleu on Wed 4th Jun 2014 11:44 in reply to "Full-screen"
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

Thom can be a bit interesting, if not just full on, full of shit, huh? LOL

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