Rev Media and the product line gap

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Sun Mar 26 21:37:15 EST 2006

On 3/26/06 4:43 PM, "Dan Shafer" <revolutionary.dan at> wrote:

> I'm probably missing something here, but I *never* click on a window from
> another app to make it active (OS X 10.4.5). I always use the Dock shortcut
> Command-Tab to bring up the list of current apps in the center of the
> screen, then tab or click on the app I want. I assume that still works in
> Rev Media with the backdrop on, so the impact on me -- and on others who use
> the same model -- is nil.
> It feels like this inconvenience is pretty minor unless the user actually
> moves the mouse to the dock, moves around to find the app s/he wants to use
> and clicks on it. But, again, I've been doing this so long I have ingrained
> habits that may be saving me from experiencing the inconvenience you
> describe.

And here is another profile... I use the command-tab 50% and window click
50% depending on the work.  When using Timbuktu (most every day) pressing
the command key => right click on the remote computer in addition to app
switching, which leaves the remote user unable to use the mouse until I go
back to Timbuktu and press escape, so I need to F11 and click,  or click
outside the window, then use tab.

I also use the direct window click to bring specific windows into view
rather than all windows in that app.  For instance, drag and drop hilited
text in BBEdit in to an Excel spreadsheet.

Sure is nice to have a flexible work environment.  That's one of the real
positives about Rev.

I use a Mac G5, three monitors, and many unrelated tasks each day.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

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