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What could Mac OS could "borrow" from Windows?
Features 'missing' from Mac OS...
Macguru




msg:980365
 11:34 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

We use a small mixed platform network. I believe in letting people work in the environnement they are used to. We had some major changes here in January and one Windows user took this opportunity to switch to Mac OS. Tree months later, she knows that she made the right choice, but still have some problems changing some habbits.

Does anyone know how to put the close/minimise window command on the right side?
Is there some way to have a list of everything laying on the desktop from the dock?

If anyone know of shareware or freeware to ease transitions, or 'improve' Mac OS by adding some features, please let's share them here.

 

258cib




msg:980366
 12:58 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know how to put the close/minimise window command on the right side?
Is there some way to have a list of everything laying on the desktop from the dock?

That's it? That all her problems? She must really be cute!

Macguru




msg:980367
 1:09 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>She must really be cute!

Shhh! his 6'5" 285 lbs tattoed boyfriend is a member here.

Here is pic of her... mouse [vif.com]. You decide.

Any suggestion about the topic?

timster




msg:980368
 2:32 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is there some way to have a list of everything laying on the desktop from the dock?

"Snard" by Gideon Softworks will do this. Never used it but I've heard good things.

your_store




msg:980369
 9:37 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

MG, if you drag the desktop from the finder onto the right side of the dock, you'll have what you want for free. Be sure that you browse to the desktop through your home folder, just dragging the desktop alias won't work.

You can then just right click (apple click for you purists) on the desktop icon in the dock.

One utility I like is TigerLaunch [ranchero.com]. It puts a drop down menu next to your clock with all of your applications.

Macguru




msg:980370
 10:01 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

your_store, she loves you! (I wont tell his boyfriend)

I also appreciate your your input. I didn't know that.

Thanks!

Any more windows (desirable) feature 'missing' from Mac OS?

drbrain




msg:980371
 10:22 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Why would you want them on the right side? Is she a left-handed mouser?

Not only does the left side of the screen contain the majority of menu items you use, its also much easier to reach with the mouse than the right hand side.

Macguru




msg:980372
 10:31 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>Why would you want them on the right side?

Simple, she got used to the right side for years. Hard to change old habbits.

I wish Apple offered this feature before they lauched the 'switch' campaign. They could have save on 'cought syrup' fees. :)

I believe it's just one of those simple details that caused a lot of switching attempts to fail. If I was working for Apple, I would have suggested Mr. Jobs to add a "I am a switcher, give me a break." radio button option at the first startup configuration routine. :)

>>Not only does the left side of the screen contain the majority of menu items you use, its also much easier to reach with the mouse than the right hand side.

Then why is the scroll bar on the right side?

jusdrum




msg:980373
 11:41 pm on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

In Windows you can right-click on an image on the web and see its pixel dimensions. That would be cool on the Mac.

your_store




msg:980374
 11:48 pm on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

right-click on an image on the web and see its pixel dimensions

Open an image in it's own window using Safari, and the title bar will give you the dimensions in pixels.

Macguru




msg:980375
 11:58 pm on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

your_store, I cannot duplicate this with build 85. I have the image adress in title bar.

<added> your_store fixed me in a sticky mail, I need to uprade my old browser... :) </added>

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