Annoying new trend: moving functions into menus

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by pajako, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. pajako macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2017
    I posted a thread and feature request in Apple and Adobe forums.

    Here is why:
    In OS X mojave in the open/place windows the -what were different buttons in previous osx versions- for icon/list/columnview are compacted into a popupmenu.
    Now every time I want to quickly change my view -when importing images a thumbnail really helps- I first have to open the menu, find the corresponding command, choose it and I continue.
    Previously this would take one click.

    Adobe has taken a similar approch in Acrobat where the comments checkbox has moved into a menu. So easy checking off comments after they are done is now a open-menu-click command and close menu again.

    What are these UX designers thinking?
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Icon View = cmd-1
    List View = cmd-2
    Column View = cmd-3
  3. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    Maybe you can customize it, or use a keyboard shortcut (which IMO is far faster than one click)
  4. brookter1 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2015
    I'd say the opposite (and very annoying) trend is more prevalent: having functions on icons or context menus only so you can't give them shortcuts. There are very few actions which need to be mouse only - it's terrible design to force users to have to click when shortcut keys are so much more efficient when you're used to a program.

    Also, it should be the law that every text element should accept Vim editing protocols.

    Only half serious about that last paragraph, but it would be very nice...

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