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Cocoa is the key
Authored by: Rainy Day on Jan 24, '09 02:05:36PM

That's because the apps you cite are not Cocoa. This feature – and many more – come for free on any Cocoa app. Legacy carbon code won't normally support it (unless the software engineers make an extra effort, which generally won't be the case). All the software you cite is legacy carbon code. Worse yet, they're all designed with cross-platform code-bases (which usually means a diminished/inferior user experience relative to natively designed apps).

To answer your question: Yes, there are non-Apple apps which support this. Any app built on Cocoa, to be specific. Lots of shareware falls into this category. Most commercial apps won't, because most are legacy carbon apps. With Apple finally dropping support for carbon apps in Snow Leopard, this situation is likely to change in the future, so stay tuned.

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