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  • Logitech's 'Designed for Mac' collection includes a mechanical keyboard

    mpantone said:
    tht said:
    It's amazing how keyboards can have so many keys, yet have these weird imperfections. There isn't one perfect keyboard, or mouse for that matter.

    Some of the keys on the Mx Mechanical mini for Mac keyboard don't look to be standard width and are less wide. If it is for Mac, why are the functions in the function key row different from a Mac laptop keyboard? There's always something.
    This is a 65% keyboard. The normal keys are all regular sized keycaps. The lens on the camera might be making things look different but all the central keys are the same dimension.

    The other keys (tab, caps lock, shift, control, command, option) have to be adjusted for the constraints of the 65% layout which is one key wider than the main layout.
    It's a standard 75% keyboard layout. It's probably an optical illusion that the right side cmd, fn and opt keys, the esc and tilde keys appear less wide than they should be. Then, Logitech did not put the sound volume controls in F10-F12. What the F1-F3 keys are, I don't know. They all have the same icon.

    It's a mechanical keyboard with replaceable keycaps. So, if the keys don't look the right size, they did something wrong as buyers typical want the option to have replaceable key caps on this sort of keyboard. But it looks like an optical illusion, so that's good that it really is "standard".

    Here are a couple if other low-profile 75% keyboards that are "made for Mac":



    Basically the same layout, with different treatments for the top row of keys.
    dewmewatto_cobra
  • Logitech's 'Designed for Mac' collection includes a mechanical keyboard

    It's amazing how keyboards can have so many keys, yet have these weird imperfections. There isn't one perfect keyboard, or mouse for that matter.

    Some of the keys on the Mx Mechanical mini for Mac keyboard don't look to be standard width and are less wide. If it is for Mac, why are the functions in the function key row different from a Mac laptop keyboard? There's always something.
    pulseimagesdoozydozenwatto_cobra
  • New iPadOS beta adds Stage Manager support to older iPad Pros

    Gotta say, it sounds to me like more phased obsolescence to encourage upgrading. Oh, we can’t do this magic without fast swap. Oh hang on, turns out we can…🤔

    My 32G 3TB Fusion, 2014 5k 27” iMac is rocking the latest MacOS even though Apple blocked support. Thank you OpenCore!
    Try running macOS on 4 GB of RAM. 32 GB makes things a lot easier.

    Apple is basically like us all, where we have warring desires with constrained time and money. Finance folks want more revenue. Programmers want less features. Managers want to hit schedule milestones. Marketing (Apple's "Marketing" department is not advertising, it's product features) want good products. Customers want everything for the minimum money. Apple chooses. They obviously make mistakes. It's a good sign that they are willing to change their mind and add in the support for A12X/A12Z models, and to delay external monitor support. They'll get there.

    I am curious how they will do it with the M1 iPad Air 128 GB without a page file. There will be occasions where there will be apps that want more memory. This will cause apps to be killed. Live running applications will be terminated without the page file. I can only guess that on the iPad Air 128 GB, the OS will only allocate a smaller maximum amount of memory, like 1.5 GB RAM, and apps have to be designed to fit in that amount.

    This would be opposed to the 256 GB storage M1 models with the page file. In those systems, apps can, say, allocate 3 GB of memory, or possibly have higher dynamic limits.
    appleinsideruserwatto_cobra
  • New iPadOS beta adds Stage Manager support to older iPad Pros

    lam92103 said:
    Apple seems to be taking a cue from politicians. First create the problems, then claim credit for magically solving them. This is what happens when you put too many people who care about profits & money incharge. They loose focus of the products and end up doing dumb shit like this or trying the Burger King strategy (small, medium & large) with phones.

    This is exactly what Steve Jobs had bought to the company. He was a guy who cared about good products & user experience first, and the profits would just follow along as a consequence.
    Totally disagree. Jobs made poor decisions too, we just tend to forget them. He made arbitrary support decisions many a time. PPC support was dropped in what, 4 years? iOS support of 2007 and 2008 iPhone models were dropped pretty quick! I think the rate of mistakes is basically about the same, but Apple's breadth of product now is basically 10x larger now than 12 years ago. So, there appears to be more mistakes.
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  • New iPadOS beta adds Stage Manager support to older iPad Pros

    Seemed a rather obvious decision to make from the beginning. Lots of strange UI decisions with Stage Manager.

    Another thing they need to do is to let users turn off the auto-sizing and auto-placement of apps. It's admirable that they want to protect their novice users and make sure they know that their app-view isn't hidden behind another window, but anything auto-adjusting for the market of expert users is typically despised. So, there should be a way to turn off auto-adjusting parts of Stage Manager.

    For Split View and Slide Over, I like there to be a target zone to get apps into them. Currently, it's a long press to lift, slide up and release. People do this naturally just scrolling, and Apple's algorithm really can't tell the difference. So just have a 0.5" drop zone at the top for activating Split View and Slide Over, which would be much hard to accidentally activate.

    lam92103FileMakerFellerbyronlwatto_cobra