<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Seems to me it's harder to miss the icon and hit that edge then vice versa ... They should make this Fitt's Law addition part of the Universal Access options. I don't need it and don't like the side effect.<p><hr></blockquote><p>What? Fitt's law basically says that it's easier to hit the corners of the screen. You know, all you need to do is move the mouse in that general direction. What side effect are you talking about? Why would you want to turn it off? You can still click the apple menu like normal.<br><br>
OK, so I thought that was what garyW was saying. I have to admit I haven't been to excited about Tiger and have read very little about it. I installed it on my external HD over the weekend and see no reason for moving to it. It's over all look and incompatibility with things like VPC (I know that's M$'s fault) makes it seem more like 10.04 than 10.4. Just my impression.<br><br>
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Quite frankly, I'm kind of surprised so many people even NOTICE whether an application uses brushed metal, or the plastic look, or whether the Apple Menu icon is flay or shiny/highlighted.<br><br>The only app that really sticks out for me is GarageBand, because they use something that's supposed to bring to mind an old wooden analog mixing board enclosure.<br><br>The red/yellow/green buttons at top left of windows? They aren't gaudy to the point of distraction for me, and I'm pretty anal retentive about details.<br><br>Anybody who grouses about the OS having distracting UI, but then goes on to use some crazy-busy-brightly colored desktop image is clearly putting their eggs in the wrong basket.<br><br><br><br>
Loc: United States
I'm too busy looking at what's in the *actual* windows themselves - are people that easily distracted by what particular shade of grey their GUI tabs are?<br><br>Yeesh. And don't get me started on wallpapers- if you're able to see it, you're not working hard enough...<br><br><br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
I agree. I so rarely notice the metal and colors of whatever on the OS and I don't use mine for work!<br><br>I guess I would notice things like if the Finder wasn't remembering to stay in column view or whatever....but the actual background, eh...who cares.<br><br>
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
When I hear complaints about brushed metal vs. old-style gray, I need only consider how much I WOULD notice the appearance if I had to stare at the entire bad concept of the butt-fugly Windows UI all day.<br><br>
My name is garyW and I....... I like brushed metal. I have liked brushed metal for years. I even liked MacGizmo's whole desktop pic and hacked GUI themed in brushed metal. <br><br>(Member of Brushed Metal Anonymous since 10.0. Retired member of Hockey-Puck Mouse Anonymous and Quark 4 Users Anonymous)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I could live with Brushed Metal, again, if it were the only texture used. I just hate the 2 varients of the GUI.<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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