marcel at metaobject.com
Fri Apr 28 10:03:02 UTC 2000
> From: Russell Allen <russell.allen at firebirdmedia.com>
> This is interesting. Was the Next dock aligned along one of the
> the screen to take advantage of Fitt's Law when dragging/selecting
> minimized windows?
The dock actually was not a place where minimized icons went
automatically, this is something that's new in OS-X. The dock was a
repository for your ~10 most frequently used applications and the
recycler, located on the right side of the screen. It could be used
both for launching these applications and for switching to them.
Dragging documents on top of the app-icon for opening was added
Applications not in the dock, as well as minimized document windows
automatically went to the bottom of the screen, left to right and
bottom to top. No scaling, all the tiles were a constant, fairly
large size. Applicaion tiles sometimes animated to show application
status. For example, the "clock" application was nothing but an
animated application tile.
It was all highly effective in creating a transparent interface for
working with multiple collaborating applications, where you directly
to what you want to do instead of working the computer/interface.
I've never seen anything like it, especially for working with many
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