2.5 cursor change

Trevor DeVore lists at mangomultimedia.com
Sat Jul 31 13:46:11 CDT 2004


On Jul 31, 2004, at 10:36 AM, Ken Norris (dialup) wrote:
>
>> Personally, I think Mickey should take its bows, and Rev should use
>> something more modern, and "app looking." An alternate selection 
>> cursor
>> might be the way to go.
>
> Well, it's obvious you work in the PC world which doesn't 
> differentiate by
> cursor changes, but rather 'arms' buttons, but Macs always have, and 
> is used
> in browsers for the same reasons. I don't think modernism has anything 
> at
> all to do with it, just a difference in HIG's.

Ken,

What apps on the Mac use the hand cursor besides a browser?  I remember 
looking at apps on OS X when I started using Revolution because seeing 
a hand all of the time seemed foreign to me.  In my (admittedly) small 
sampling I didn't come across any.  It seems to me that the arrow 
cursor is the accepted method of interacting with apps unless over a 
link.  Was the hand something that was used more in OS 9?

-- 
Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at mangomultimedia.com



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