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10.6: Get window previews in the OS X Dock
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Sep 21, '10 07:33:16AM

First off, phrases like "I prefer productivity to style" in this context are obnoxious. It makes the assumption that your way is the only "correct" way of doing things, and anyone else is just doing it the clunky way because they think it looks cooI.

There are several advantages to Expose. The biggest one I see is that (unless you have a huge number of windows open), the Expose window previews are much larger than the Windows taskbar previews. The taskbar previews are fine if you're just looking at a bunch of image files, but kind of useless for moving between text files or webpages. By the way, you CAN preview windows at full size using expose. Simply highlight the window you want using the mouse or arrow keys and hit the spacebar the window will expand to full size, moving your mouse to any other window will automatically make that one full size as well. This behavior will continue until you hit the spacebar again.

Regarding dragging, you're right that since the Windows occupy the entire Desktop space you'll have to do slightly more hand movement. I use both Windows 7 and OS X extensively, and I have to admit that I had never noticed expose-based drag and drop to be any slower to accomplish than Windows-based drag and drop, but I guess it's a matter of opinion. For me though, the larger size and therefore easier identification of Expose windows makes them much easier to use in my book.



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10.6: Get window previews in the OS X Dock
Authored by: MiniBrici on Sep 21, '10 01:27:10PM

thanks for the space trick, it is a huge improvement for me. I am not a native English and definitely would not like to declare my point of view or usage as the best and only one existing. Also thank you for your advice to better formulate my opinion and wishes. So again thank you.



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