Mac OS X default button = 100% CPU usage

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Nov 8 19:35:08 EST 2003

Mark Brownell wrote:

>> In the first release of the Rev engine for OS X there was a bug that
>> was arguably better than the OS design:  default buttons were colored
>> but not animated.  Maybe Apple can be pursuaded to consider that,
>> handing our clock cycles back and improving usability at the same time:
> I would prefer this as an added value feature. I can't use that eye
> straining distraction in my applications. Please get rid of the
> animated blink or at least give us the option to use default buttons
> that have normal or familiar colors. Having a default button that gets
> its focus from a blue color works, blinking went out with the <blink>
> tag in HTML.

Far more effective would be to have such an option as part of the official
HIG.   Without that, no matter how sane your design, it risks being
criticized as "non-standard".


 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Ambassador at
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

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