In article <dvjnob$1imp$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Indeed - but copying bad UI moves from Microsoft isn't always the best
> > way to approach uniformness :)
> * Click to focus by default (both KDE and GNOME)
Ah, as opposed to focus-follows-mouse? Sure, that's a move away from
how window managers have been in the past - but it's important to
separate this from "copied from Windows" and "adapted to other
platforms, including WIndows"
"click to focus" isn't really a feature in itself, it's really just a
design choice in the UI.
> * Double-click to maximise (GNOME)
Agreed. OSX has double-click to minimize :)
> * <Ctrl>+<Alt>+Delete for system monitoring and process management
> (<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Esc> and <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Bckspc> in KDE)
OSX has cmd-alt-esc for shutdown process, but that's because
cmd-alt-esc has always been shutdown the front process back before
> * All personal files go under "Documents" (GNOME and possible KDE in more
> recent versions)
Just like in OSX - but XP/OSX was released pretty much at the same
> * "Computer" appears in Desktop (KDE)
Yeah - that's just weird. OSX - hard drives and mounted volumes on the
> * Settings go under a special set of standalone widgets (KDE Control Center)
Displayed in a normal file manager window? Well, dunno if that could
be called copied in that way? I mean - that's also one of two design
choices - all-in-one or separate? OSX does it all-in-one for instance.
> * Main panel goes at the bottom, which reduces visibility of task bar titles
> * System tray items get mixed up with icons that launch programs (KDE and
> * Click on Launcher/"Start" to end a session, shut down, or reboot.