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Menu item to change display modes in Mountain Lion
Authored by: interlard on Sep 13, '12 08:57:29PM

I just noticed it was missing after upgrading to 10.8 the other day. I'm always plugging into TVs and projectors at work so this menu item is one of my most used. To me, its disappearance is just one symptom of Apple's decline after Steve. Broken Exposť, broken Finder Zoom Window, broken Save As, broken Mail, broken skeuomorphism, broken public transit directions on iOS 6; the list goes on.

I think this might be the best tip on this whole site. I just plugged in my laptop backup disk and pulled out the Displays.menu file. Thank you strike3!



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Menu item to change display modes in Mountain Lion
Authored by: astack on Sep 14, '12 05:10:30PM
It's not just that Steve Jobs died. It's also that the guy who was Senior Vice President of Software Engineering since 1997 retired in 2011 (Bertrand Serlet). Now, there is no Senior Vice President for Software Engineering. It's all in this article. The guy exaggerates about OS X's imminent demise, but he makes some interesting points. It really doesn't look like Apple is interested in general purpose computing any more.

I've been using Apple products since 1997, and frankly I'm absolutely appalled at the software coming out of Apple these days. It's not just quality, that too, but repeated utterly bone-headed design decisions like the one this hint corrects. Somehow whoever is calling the shots in OS X development now that Serlet has retired has convinced everyone that methods for computer interaction that have worked for decades in some cases are no longer useful. What are these people thinking?!?

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