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2013-04-24 09:03:04 AM  
This is the one that went green?

FFS there was plenty to work with.

This headline is subpar.
 
2013-04-24 09:41:45 AM  
www.wired.com

I'd double-click it.

/Got nothin'
 
2013-04-24 09:46:12 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [www.wired.com image 350x238]

I'd double-click it.

/Got nothin'


I'd roll my finger on that non-existant mouse-wheel...
 
2013-04-24 10:03:25 AM  
www.filmbaza.net englander
 
2013-04-24 10:05:17 AM  

Elzar: DjangoStonereaver: [www.wired.com image 350x238]

I'd double-click it.

/Got nothin'

I'd roll my finger on that non-existant mouse-wheel...


greateribm.files.wordpress.com

If you know what I'm saying....
 
2013-04-24 10:10:09 AM  
System 6 got so many things right, it's kinda sad to see shiat like Windows 7 fark it all up in the need to reinvent the wheel.
 
2013-04-24 10:27:53 AM  

Elzar: DjangoStonereaver: [www.wired.com image 350x238]

I'd double-click it.

/Got nothin'

I'd roll my finger on that non-existant mouse-wheel...


potluckbloggers.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-24 10:29:25 AM  

Elzar: DjangoStonereaver: [www.wired.com image 350x238]

I'd double-click it.

/Got nothin'

I'd roll my finger on that non-existant mouse-wheel...


I'd hit it like F5 in a boobies thread.
 
2013-04-24 10:35:19 AM  
Redoing a lot of these icons so that they reflect what is both happening and remain current would of had a greater impact than trying to throw touch elements in to traditionally non-touch orientated products (i.e. OS X & Windows 8 and Desktop OS's respectively).

Things like the save icon is usually a floppy disk even though nobody uses them and a lot of kids have never used one at all, so it lacks a certain context. Or even overhauling it so such icons change automatically depending on what you are saving to (i.e. a network drive, usb key or such).
 
2013-04-24 10:39:51 AM  
www.wired.com
Moof!
 
2013-04-24 10:40:36 AM  
I'd show her my .|.
 
2013-04-24 11:20:34 AM  
If only there were some other icon to represent Apple than  ⌘ 

/⌘ is dumb
//⌘ 
///just look at it
 
2013-04-24 11:31:01 AM  
What in the blue f*ck is a "⌘" sign??

*reads article*

This day is the first time I have ever seen it in my entire life. Interesting, now I know what Apple users have to press in order to right click, because mouses should only have one button, it's just the superior design. And the computers they control should cost 75% more than others that do the same or better stuff.
 
2013-04-24 11:33:14 AM  

Vaneshi: Things like the save icon is usually a floppy disk even though nobody uses them and a lot of kids have never used one at all, so it lacks a certain context.


Haha yeah, I had a kid ask me why "that little square" means save. I said it's a disk that was used to hold data, and she pointed out that disks are round. I then beat her unmercifully for her insolence, but we all learned something that day.
 
2013-04-24 11:58:56 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Haha yeah, I had a kid ask me why "that little square" means save. I said it's a disk that was used to hold data, and she pointed out that disks are round. I then beat her unmercifully for her insolence, but we all learned something that day.


That made me laugh.
 
2013-04-24 12:20:24 PM  

sure haven't: What in the blue f*ck is a "⌘" sign??

*reads article*

This day is the first time I have ever seen it in my entire life. Interesting, now I know what Apple users have to press in order to right click, because mouses should only have one button, it's just the superior design. And the computers they control should cost 75% more than others that do the same or better stuff.


I've been using right-click on a Mac for almost 15 years now. The flower key was always handy for Quit, Save, Copy, Paste, Select All, etc. At least the left handed ones. The weird commands on the right side were rarely used.
 
2013-04-24 12:23:08 PM  

Vaneshi: Redoing a lot of these icons so that they reflect what is both happening and remain current would of had a greater impact than trying to throw touch elements in to traditionally non-touch orientated products (i.e. OS X & Windows 8 and Desktop OS's respectively).

Things like the save icon is usually a floppy disk even though nobody uses them and a lot of kids have never used one at all, so it lacks a certain context. Or even overhauling it so such icons change automatically depending on what you are saving to (i.e. a network drive, usb key or such).


Abiword and (I think) OpenOffice use a picture of a hard drive instead of a floppy for the 'save' icon on
their toolbars.

But only hippie communists use open source programs.
 
2013-04-24 12:29:23 PM  

sure haven't: What in the blue f*ck is a "⌘" sign??

*reads article*

This day is the first time I have ever seen it in my entire life. Interesting, now I know what Apple users have to press in order to right click, because mouses should only have one button, it's just the superior design. And the computers they control should cost 75% more than others that do the same or better stuff.


Apple mice have had a right click function for a long time now. Even though it is not visible from the top of the mouse, just right click as you would on any other mouse and it works (assuming right clicking has been enabled in OS X)

I love my iMac, but I don't know if I could justify the price tag to replace it when it breaks eventually.
 
2013-04-24 12:50:31 PM  
Everybody knows that The Nazz really invented the GUI icons.
This chick is just ripping him off.
 
2013-04-24 01:08:17 PM  
DjangoStonereaver : Abiword and (I think) OpenOffice use a picture of a hard drive instead of a floppy for the 'save' icon on
their toolbars.


On ubuntu, it uses the icons that are in your theme.

/usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/actions/filesave.svg

(or whatever it resolves down to as it checks various lower quality paths and such)
 
2013-04-24 03:16:39 PM  

sure haven't: What in the blue f*ck is a "⌘" sign??

*reads article*

This day is the first time I have ever seen it in my entire life. Interesting, now I know what Apple users have to press in order to right click, because mouses should only have one button, it's just the superior design. And the computers they control should cost 75% more than others that do the same or better stuff.


It's about as meaningful as "Alt", I suppose.
 
2013-04-24 03:18:46 PM  

theurge14: sure haven't: What in the blue f*ck is a "⌘" sign??

*reads article*

This day is the first time I have ever seen it in my entire life. Interesting, now I know what Apple users have to press in order to right click, because mouses should only have one button, it's just the superior design. And the computers they control should cost 75% more than others that do the same or better stuff.

It's about as meaningful as "Alt", I suppose.


Oh, and our keyboards say "Control" instead of "Ctrl" because that's how the word "Control" is spelled.

No NumLock key either, we have a much more useful Clear button there.  And because our numeric keypads don'nt need to double up as an extra set of arrow keys because that's farking retarded.

/keyboard smack!!!!
 
2013-04-24 03:57:54 PM  
I like the windows 3 control panel icon... which is an Amiga complete with the Magenta, yellow and green that was used on the Amiga 500 retail boxes and in their ads.  Those colors were picked because most computers at the time couldn't display them at all.
 
2013-04-24 04:32:06 PM  

DON.MAC: I like the windows 3 control panel icon... which is an Amiga complete with the Magenta, yellow and green that was used on the Amiga 500 retail boxes and in their ads.  Those colors were picked because most computers at the time couldn't display them at all.


The PIF Editor was badass.
 
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