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I never thought I'd say this, but... - shadows of echoes of memories of songs — LiveJournal
I never thought I'd say this, but...
... "Apple, get real. You've been able to do this on Windows for over 10 years."

In a recent mail from Apple eNews:

3. Tips for Ten: Easy Application Switching

Want a fast way to switch from one open application to another?

Mac OS X version 10.3 "Panther" makes it as easy as typing Command-Tab.

Go ahead, try it.

When you hold down the Command and type Tab, Panther presents you
with a colorful dialog that displays icons for each of your open
applications. At the left side of this dialog, you'll see the icon
for your current application. Next to it (and highlighted), you'll
find the icon for the application you last used. Each time you
press Tab (without releasing the Command key), you highlight another
of your open applications.

And not only has it been standard in Windows since Win3.1, but you've been able to do this on MacOS since, ooh, about OS 8? Though to be fair I don't remember if you got "colorful icons" in those days.


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darcydodo From: darcydodo Date: November 6th, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Though its actual functioning is pretty sucky on MacOSes prior to OS X. Sorry... IBM-compatibles are just much better, I'm afraid. Though they've been getting less much better with the more recent versions of Windows, I'll confess.
imc From: imc Date: November 6th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've been able to define the key that you press to do this (or its equivalent) under certain window managers on X11 since at least ten years ago, too (though not with the pretty icons).
ewx From: ewx Date: November 6th, 2003 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get pretty icons on mine.
imc From: imc Date: November 7th, 2003 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but did you ten years ago?
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