Stop the Lion "rubber-band" bounce
Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:50 AM
That's just ignorant. I'm assuming your comment is based on sandboxing in the Mac App Store -- Apple is not locking down Mac -- only the Mac App Store, which is a good thing. By increasing consumer confidence (as well as the security) in the Mac platform, it's going to be better for developers because we can sell more software and substantially reduce our marketing costs. The people that want to play and tweak at the system level will always be able to. After all, nearly every developer I know here in NYC uses Macs -- there's no logical reason that Apple would effectively evict developers from their Macs.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:10 AM
When you can see the scrollbars you realise don't need to 'paw' at windows to see if they have extra content further down.
The rubber band is feedback for users that have scrollbars that disappear (Lion's default behaviour). If you are a 'keyboard navigator' it feels less useful.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:33 AM
Offensive is strong word to use for that issue.
Do Microsoft or Google provide a comprehensive list of all features that can be enabled in their OS's?
Apple's developer release notes provide a clue to what has changed…
The manuals are also useful…
The defaults system is one part of the system, there are other layers that can be customised creating infinite possibilities, how should Apple document that, and would you read it? Bear in mind new settings are added in each OS version. The defaults system is an elegant way to manage settings in a way that is uniform across the platform, and can be edited by administrators.
Try in Terminal…
To see potential preference 'domains' then try reading one of those domains…
defaults read AddressBookMe
or just browse http://secrets.blacktree.com for other ideas.