[quote]Originally posted by iCode:
<strong>Although this thread is about Windows features I thought I throw in a couple of X11/Unix features.
1) How about allowing Unix type users to get rid of the "system" menu at the top of the screen, or at a minimum allow the application's menu to be attached to the main window of the application. I have 21" monitor and I have to surf the mouse back and forth between windows and the system menu and it is a pain in the wrist.
The Mac style menu was great when the Mac had a 9" screen and did cooperative multitasking. This is no longer the case, deep six the Apple style menu or give us Unix guys with large screen real-estate the option to get rid of it.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Never gonna happen. Fitts' Law, and all that. Besides, you call yourself a Unix head, and you're not using the keyboard?
[quote]<strong>2) Window activation via mouse over. This feature of the X11 window managers is a great usability feature. I would be able to refer to a large window and type in a window that is barely exposed. Those folks that work with text need this.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Pressing Cmd before clicking the mouse button sends the click through to the window without bringing it forward. Works for most everything *except* typing in text. I used to be a die-hard advocate of this feature, now I don't miss it. Took a while to learn the new ropes though. Less immediately obvious but more definitely intuitive features start to intrude on your workflow as time goes on. (The proxy icon at the top of a document or Finder window is *PRICELESS*.)
[quote]<strong>All I'm saying PLEASE give me the option to make these things happen. (Just mouse over window activation should be a no brainer, since the current interface recognizes the mouse when you move over the close button on a window that is on the bottom of the stack!)
Those of us from the Unix world have to limp along with the rigid interface and it is wearing thin.
I hear ya, but to be honest us X11'ers can adapt pretty quickly. (C'mon, we *have* to, when every app has its own idea of the Right Way(tm). ) You soon come to VASTLY appreciate the fact that a little rigidity in the UI gives back something much more valuable: general consistency. I used to tweak my twm system until I was blue in the face, and have a ball doing it... but it never gave me the level of consistent usability that Aqua does. *shrug*
[quote]<strong>Otherwise the rest is fine, </strong><hr></blockquote>
Wait, wait, WAIT!!!
No calling for a three-button mouse?!?!?
What kind of Unix geek ARE you???
[quote]<strong>although I'd like to get comprehensive
Apple documentation on Netinfo and other Unix integration components. The existing docs are good for a general feel for some of the things, but I'd be hard pressed if I had to start up the rshd daemon by manipulating the entries in Netinfo (yes I have every Netinfo document I could find on the web) or try to integrate the Mac into a production Unix network.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Hear, hear! It's so much better now than it was even a year ago though, that it isn't funny. (You should have been around in the Rhapsody beta testing days... whoo boy.)