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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Moving the window buttons from right to left is like changing the kbd
layout. Yes other kbd layouts are perhaps faster, but qwert is the one
People use habit to speed up repetitive task, which happen to include window
minimizing, maximizing and closing.
upsets Users for a reason
Posted Mar 25, 2010 5:50 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Mar 25, 2010 9:54 UTC (Thu) by liljencrantz (subscriber, #28458)
Posted Mar 25, 2010 16:00 UTC (Thu) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Any application that tosses your unsaved changes when you hit the close button, without so much
as prompting you is simply broken...the close button should never actually be destructive.
Of course, do you have a point regarding the interaction between closing a document when it *is*
saved to disk and the completely broken copy/paste implementation that linux prides itself on
Posted Mar 25, 2010 16:10 UTC (Thu) by farnz (guest, #17727)
Even when it's a seemingly non-destructive action, it's annoying. If I close a PDF I'm reading, or a web page, I have to find it again (somehow - history in the browser, knowing where it is in the filesystem), and get back to my previous position. I've also lost my train of thought, and have to settle back in, as I've been distracted by finding the document again.
Posted Mar 27, 2010 9:50 UTC (Sat) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
What a pretty idea.
Unfortunately it runs into trouble when it encounters complex
multipurpose programs like a web browser. If the browser refused to
close because you had a textarea in it that you entered a character
into somewhere, you would not be happy. How about INPUT fields
Posted Mar 27, 2010 15:08 UTC (Sat) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
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