[teaser] Mac OS X external
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Mon Sep 21 05:54:36 EDT 2009
On 21 Sep 2009, at 10:31, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> Oh, By, Am I naive or what?
> For us naive types could somebody, Please,
> in a relatively simple way, explain what a
> "dirty button/flag" is?
In the majority of document-based OS X apps, the saved status of the
current document is visually shown in the title bar - if it's unsaved
then there is a darker centre to the red 'close' button.
TextEdit is a good example - open a new document, and watch the red
button as you type in the first character.
On 21 Sep 2009, at 07:27, Arthur Rann wrote:
> I thought RR was being touted as the evolution of HyperCard? I have
> a hard
> time believing the dirty flag isn't supported natively. Are you
> saying it's not???
Nope, never has been.
> Look, I have a ton of cross-platform apps on my drive, but all of
> them use
> the dirty red button to indicate that the file has been touched.
I also have quite a few cross-platform apps, and apart from the 'big'
ones like Photoshop, most of them *don't* use the dirty red button. :-
( It's highly dependant on the framework that the developer has been
using, and if they are primarily Windows developers whether they are
even *aware* of the feature.
> Doesn't anyone hold RR to task over Mac OS Interface?
Apart from us? Who are you referring to?
It's a feature I'd like, but apart from a couple of mentions on the
list it doesn't seem to be that high a priority for people - there
doesn't even appear to be a request for it in the QA centre.
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