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post #1 of 9
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How long should we wait for a faster version which respects the Dock and presents anti-aliased text and Aqua interface elements?

Any news?
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post #2 of 9
Uhhh... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

The current version respects the dock, presents anti-aliased text, and uses Aqua interface elements.

So, basically, you're looking for a faster version that uses CoreGraphics AA rather than QuickDraw AA.

I seriously doubt Microsoft will switch AA schemes any time soon because they need to retain the proper font sizes for maximum compatibility.
post #3 of 9
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You must be runing IE6 already :confused:

The current version 5.1.3 (3905) does not respect the Dock - try maximizing a window and you'll find that it goes behind it.

Well, anti-aliasing is certainly not enabled.

Buttons and dropdown menues are not Aqua styled.

This is obvious, you gotta mean something else...
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[quote]Originally posted by richard788:
The current version 5.1.3 (3905) does not respect the Dock - try maximizing a window and you'll find that it goes behind it.<hr></blockquote>Okay, I didn't realize that part. However, it does respect the Dock in some ways. You'll notice that if your Dock is hidden and you unhide it, the IE windows will readjust their sizes. So, MS is half-way there at least.
[quote]Well, anti-aliasing is certainly not enabled.<hr></blockquote>Yes it is unless you're using TinkerTool to disable QuickDraw antialiasing. Shall I post a picture comparing IE text to aliased text?
[quote]Buttons and dropdown menues are not Aqua styled.<hr></blockquote>Those are the only things, though, and there is a reason for that. Web pages can be written so that the UI elements change color to match. What I meant was that the program itself uses native Aqua resources. Have you tried any of the builds of Netscape for OSX? That ugly bastard uses custom elements everywhere and uses no Aqua resources anywhere! Even the scrollbars are custom elements!! The recent builds of Mozilla are working on using native parts, but it is still far from complete.

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post #5 of 9
There is this annoying bug in explorer where sometimes I hide the app with a window still open and then when I show the app the window has dissapeared and that anytime I try to load a new window or page, I can hear the hard disk churning and I see the internet activity, but there is no UI to the window on my screen.

Weirdest bug.

Oh also, IE 6 needs some rendering speed liek it's windows counterpart.
post #6 of 9
Okay, I'm sure you're going to ask for it, so here it is:



On the top is Internet Explorer 5.1.3 (3905) as it is by default. On the bottom is the same text in the same program after using TinkerTool to disable antialiasing provided by QuickDraw in Carbon applications.

This is not, however, the same antialiasing method used by OmniWeb and many other apps. They use the newer AA by CoreGraphics. Internet Explorer could use that very easily, but the MBU prefers to maintain the traditional method in order to retain complatibility with web sites (because the new AA apparently uses slightly different metrics, as shown by the trouble Omni has had).

Do you see now?
post #7 of 9
Furthermore, here is the same text in OmniWeb using the newer AA method:

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[quote]Originally posted by corvette:
<strong>There is this annoying bug in explorer where sometimes I hide the app with a window still open and then when I show the app the window has dissapeared and that anytime I try to load a new window or page, I can hear the hard disk churning and I see the internet activity, but there is no UI to the window on my screen.

Weirdest bug.

Oh also, IE 6 needs some rendering speed liek it's windows counterpart.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Even weirder: sometimes IE reverts to Mac OS 9 shortcuts and Cmd-H opens the History window.

It seems like MS are putting patches on patches on patches
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[quote]Originally posted by JLL:
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Even weirder: sometimes IE reverts to Mac OS 9 shortcuts and Cmd-H opens the History window.

It seems like MS are putting patches on patches on patches </strong><hr></blockquote>

wow, that sounds goofy... I have yet to see that bug yet though.
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