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10.4: Dashboard bar is a UI failure
Authored by: wejdoane on May 10, '05 12:14:33PM

The plus button is a silly addition to the OS X UI. They already had a perfectly good method for dealing with stacks of icons -- they call it the dock.

Dashboard should have simply adopted the user's settings for dock behavior for the widget bar. If the user sets the dock as auto-hidden, then the widget bar should be the same. If the user has the dock on the left edge of the screen, then the widget bar should be there, too.

It would be a clear, non-clashing use of the same technique for both the "desktop" user space and the "widget" user space.



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10.4: Dashboard bar is a UI failure
Authored by: Dale Mox on May 10, '05 02:26:27PM

I like... Nice idea... and when you switch to the Dashboard the Dock morphs into the new size (according to the widgets in /Library/Widgets) in the same method that the Quicktime windows smoothly resize during a normal to double size change.

Hmm... I can see it already in slow-mo when I press shift+F12...

Dale



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10.4: Dashboard bar is a UI failure
Authored by: qwerty denzel on May 10, '05 11:19:42PM

Perfect!



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