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Mac OS X: Command-clicking on windows also works for resize box

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Another handy click-through behaviour.

Mac OS X: Can’t command-click on background window title to move it

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

In Mac OS X, command-clicking on a background window’s title bar is a right-old mess.

Mac OS X’s Finder: Far too easy to accidentally remove icon from Sidebar

Friday, August 25th, 2006

A long-standing problem with the Sidebar and the Dock.

Pages 2: Double-click-and-drag on table cell text fails to select word and extend selection

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Click-through not implemented properly for text in table cells.

Word 2004: More on losing selection when clicking on a document to bring it to the fore

Monday, September 20th, 2004

Last week I wrote about this serious problem in Word where clicking on a background document with a selection to bring it to the foreground causes Word to lose the selection. As I indicated in my post, this “click-through” behaviour doesn’t make sense in the context of editing multiple documents, and the fact that the […]

Word 2004: Clicking on a background document with a selection to bring it to the fore loses the selection

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Say you have more two document windows open in Word, Document A and Document B. You are in Document A and select a paragraph of text, with the intention of copying it to Document B. Before you actually copy it, you first want to locate the exact destination in Document B. So, while the paragraph […]

John Gruber on ejecting volumes in Panther’s Finder

Wednesday, November 26th, 2003

John Gruber at Daring Fireball is, as usual, right on in his description of the weird behaviour of the Eject buttons in the sidebar in Finder windows. While his focus is on click-through, he does echo some of the things I said earlier about the inappropriate behaviour of the Eject buttons. It is sometimes really […]

Mac OS X: More visual inconsistency

Friday, May 9th, 2003

In the same vein as the “click-through” inconsistencies discussed yesterday, Mac OS X’s Aqua interface still suffers from another case of major and annoying inconsistency when it comes to buttons and the visual feedback (or lack thereof) that the user gets when clicking on them. Here’s what happens right after you click on the pulsating […]