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It's the functionality, not the GUI
Authored by: eagle on Nov 21, '07 04:50:16AM

The problem with the Leopard version is that it represents a huge step backwards in terms of functionality. I used to leave the drawer open 24x7 - literally, I never close iCal, and in Panther/Tiger the drawer was ALWAYS there.

In Leopard, that info pane is gone. I don't really care whether the GUI is a drawer, an info pane, or another panel on the same window, but they need to restore the functionality. This new double-click to open, edit, click "done" to close - it really sucks. They have taken what used to be a single-click process (or a keyboard-select process) and turned it into a tedious multi-click ordeal.

I used to be able to have readily available notes on many to-do or calendar events, and now the only way to see those is to double-click the event to bring up a hovering window! IMMEDIATELY iCal lost a HUGE amount of its benefit for me. Come on, Apple - give us a good UI! It doesn't have to be a drawer like it was in 10.4, but there needs to be a way to make it always visible, and it needs to be 100% controllable by keyboard, like the Tiger version was.

I encourage everyone here who has a concern about the new interface to contact Apple to let them know about it.



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