Originally posted by jwillOh yeah..I forgot about the Carbon SimpleText. That should fill the needs.
And TextEdit's prefs always fall out of my head! It's like I don't think they exist! I've seen them before, but I forgot to change that option. Oh well..
Carbon SimpleText, will nice to have, is not a grat port (like AppleWorks.)
Look at the resizing! It doesn't do it seamlessly like TextEdit (or Finder or iPhoto, etc.) does. Also, it uses the Font menu (not Panel), and being a rough port I doubt it uses the proper OS X text-handeling techniques. It also doesn't use the proper font-smoothing, nor does it support Services. It does selecting text weird compared to TextEdit. Although it uses sheets, it gets it wrong. They're not transparent, they only accept 31 letters, and the close button isn't disabled when they're active. And when quitting with only one document open, it doesn't use a sheet on that document; instead it uses a standard window. And when quitting with multiple
documents unsaved, it doesn't let you review the changes indivually; TextEdit does.When dragging and dropping, it uses outlines instead of transparent text. It names it's clippings 'untitled clipping' instead of '[insert DnD'ed text here].' Bad SimpleText! And it still uses resource forks. It has no Window menu. The About box says it demonstrates features of the Carbon high-level stuff. Saying it tells developers how not
to port an app is more like it.