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Old 03-29-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default You know what I miss about paper?

(curmudgeon alert)

You know what I miss about paper?

With paper you can't *hide* things...

It seems more and more the latest generations of software development folks (be that web or real) think it's just fine to hide stuff. ...as a "cop out" way to keep their needlessly complex user experiences from becoming overwhelming (better answer ---> work HARDER on making your ux not suck to begin with).

Example...

I brought up Yosemite today (for the first time ... long story as to why) and jumped into Safari and it insisted on hiding the menu bar by default (i.e., going full screen). While it only took me 20 minutes of aggravation to figure out how to make it stop (doing that) it was 20 minutes of my life that I WANT BACK (thank you very much)! There was no "Full Screen" (or Not Full Screen) menu option, there was no Window behavior Preference, there was no System Preference. There was NOTHING related to this SUPER annoying "feature" (except solve my pet puzzle and maybe we'll give you a cookie, human). A google search and a deep read of some user conversation clued me into to holding Option when I clicked on the (green) Maximize button. WTF?!?

Why do the kids these days want me to solve their pet puzzle just to open the (proverbial) refrigerator door?

You can't hide things with paper...
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:21 PM   #2
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Oh YES!!!! I don't have any experience with OS/X but I have experienced the same sort of ()#$!!!! frustration on the pc side. It drives me absolutely NUTSO!

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:05 AM   #3
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Win8 all over again. Gotta have a second computer so you can google how to make this one work. And fwiw, the UX for minimizing an app is just as opaque (assuming you use a mouse, which they seem to assume you don't).

   
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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With paper you can't *hide* things...
You don't need to hide them; just lose them ..... have them slide into the WPB or a rarely accessed folder in the bottom drawer of the file cabinet ....

   
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:51 PM   #5
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You don't need to hide them; just lose them ..... have them slide into the WPB or a rarely accessed folder in the bottom drawer of the file cabinet ....
That's makes me ponder the following thought (that my friends will recall from the days of old)...

*modeless* paper (e.g., receipts) vs. *modal* paper (e.g., taxes)

Paper you cannot find vs. paper you wish would just go away...

<just then jr's head explodes/>
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LOL!!! Know it well... '-}}


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Ditto for iTunes. Hide everything. Do you remember when Apple changed the direction the scroll wheel moves things, or started hiding the vertical scroll bar? or, for that matter, started making one hard press the track pad instead of simply tapping? All can be changed, but they changed these things between os releases.
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I found things a whole lot easier since I discovered that a PC Mouse works perfectly with a Mac. Including 'Right Click'.
(Sorry. Going slightly off topic)
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And for those horrible days when you don't have a PC mouse handy,

Control + Click = RightClick

You probably knew that.
But just in case, there ya go.

   
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I found things a whole lot easier since I discovered that a PC Mouse works perfectly with a Mac. Including 'Right Click'.
(Sorry. Going slightly off topic)
Why do I feel an odd urge to play rock, paper, scissors?
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