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Solution to the Minimization Crisis.

post #1 of 10
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What if, in lieu of minimizing to the dock, apple would do something like TaskMenuBar on the far right of the menu bar- but have it be like the XP Taskbar- in that, minimized windows wouldn't take up seperate spaces as they do in the dock, but go to the applications' icon. I'll do some photoshop mocking up in a bit.
post #2 of 10
Oooh, I like that idea, but instead of having it in a seperate area, why not have it go into the application icon in the Dock?

Then you select the window in the pop-up menu under "Minimized Windows" or whatever.

[ 11-14-2001: Message edited by: MacAgent ]</p>
post #3 of 10
I like that idea (minimise to dock icon). I'd use it a lot more if that happened.

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post #4 of 10
Apple needs to read AI. They could get lots of good ideas.

Hmm, maybe they do. <img src="graemlins/brow.gif" border="0" alt="[Brow]" />
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post #5 of 10
How about giving me my f*cking windowshade option?
Problem solved!
post #6 of 10
Dude......

<a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/mp/new_search.m?productDB=mac&mode=Quick&OS_Filter=Ma cOSX&search=windowshade" target="_blank">web page</a>

Versiontracker; windowshade

[ 11-14-2001: Message edited by: Canada Jack ]</p>
post #7 of 10
Ever since I saw this Dock fix linked to from the Ars review of X 10.1, I've thought it was the way for Apple to go in making the Dock more useful and powerful.

<a href="http://www.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macosx/dock.html" target="_blank">http://www.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macosx/dock.html</a>

Check it out, and drop Apple a line about it if you like it.
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post #8 of 10
[quote]Originally posted by Solishu:
<strong><a href="http://www.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macosx/dock.html" target="_blank">http://www.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macosx/dock.html</a>

Check it out, and drop Apple a line about it if you like it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I love the drag n' drop pop-up folders, especially how the icon shrinks to menu-item size:
<a href="http://www.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macosx/folderdrag.html" target="_blank">http://www.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macosx/folderdrag.html</a>
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post #9 of 10
That is really cool Xool, but it could be a pain if you just wanted to drop the file onto the dock. I guess you could specify modifier keys to control whether to drop the file on the dock or in the folder, ie. drag file to folder does the pop-up stuff, and command-drag file to the folder will shift it over to make room in the dock for the file.
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post #10 of 10
Well, if you only have a single window open in an app, "hide" pretty much accomplishes the same thing, without the minimize effect.
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