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May. 19th, 2005

The Dock's coming along.

Dock -- no title, centered at bottom of screen

It's finding and (hackedly) focusing entire apps now, not windows. It skips things it should skip.

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aredridel
May. 19th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
The MacOS Dock is criticised foremost for the poof as you drag something off. It's the only place (anyone mentioning the finder will be hurt) where the UI has something where when you drag it, things don't move or copy there, but instead leave just a pointer, and when you drag it out, it disappears, instead of going where you drop it. It also mixes things you put there with things that are running.

That's needed.

Having everything handy far far outweighs the seeming consistency issues. Managing running processes is something that no other part of the UI deals with. It's a very unique problem — one gotten very, very wrong in GNOME — and deserves a unique solution. The Dock may, upon inspection, seem inconsistent, but it doesn't feel it at all. It makes perfect sense to me.
hitchhiker
May. 19th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
I take it MacOS got it righter than WindowMaker did? Theirs tried, but it never worked quite intuitively.
aredridel
May. 19th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
They did. It's quite consistent with what I expect -- it helps that all the apps use the same conventions for drag-and-drop, like X still does not.
drbrain
May. 19th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
It's the only place (anyone mentioning the finder will be hurt) where the UI has something where when you drag it, things don't move or copy there, but instead leave just a pointer, and when you drag it out, it disappears, instead of going where you drop it.

No, Safari's bookmarks bar has the same property.
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