Oh wow! Look what I just found...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrchinchilla, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

    mrchinchilla

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    http://www.brawersoft.com/ubar/
    'Finaly a task bar for the Mac' - note finally misspelt.

    Dear God what are they thinking? Does any Mac user out there actually want a taskbar?! :eek:
     
  2. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    That's almost as stupid as Norton Anti-Virus for the Mac!

    Some people will buy anything!
     
  3. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    just wait till someone comes up with the task manager....

    you know how far that gets you in windows.
     
  4. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

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    fubar

    Should be called "FuBar" instead of "uBar"

    I'm sorry I know that was lame, but I couldn't resist....:D

    For some reason I kind of want to see it in action and see how responsive, etc. it is. Definitely not doing the trial though...
     
  5. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    That almost hurt my eyes. Please, don't do that again! lol
     
  6. broken-chaos macrumors regular

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    That's called "Activity Monitor", and it's much nicer. ;)
     
  7. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    There was a task bar app for Mac OS 8/9 a long time ago. I forgot the name but it was pretty popular.
     
  8. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    It's not bad, I don't know why I'd use it though.
     
  9. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

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    sorry!!:p
     
  10. noakail macrumors newbie

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    Wow that is just horrible! Why would you want that?
     
  12. robert05au macrumors regular

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    That is mega ugly and would never get near my mac
     
  13. MaTUC macrumors regular

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    Wow...:confused: why do developers waste time doing something like this... is so windowsish.....
     
  14. soms macrumors 6502

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    I don't see anything wrong with it, especially if someone was just switching over to Macs.

    Not a replacement for a dock though by any means.
     
  15. tooz macrumors 6502

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    geez, even Windows is losing the taskbar (Windows 7). That is saying something. These guys apparently don't know know about that "something"
     
  16. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    I was leaning more towards the fact that the Task Manager does more damage then anything else.

    You know, like when you press alt+ctrl+del. and it gives u the task manager, it lags for a bit, you try and quit the frozen application and it stalls the task manager further. Then it somehow shows up on screen multiple times as u try to move the window around, having occured a re-draw problem. To much disappointment, you try and quit the task manager only to notice that the task bar and start menu have disappeared completely and now your left with no other option but to go back to the inoperable task manager.

    Makes me wonder what god damn purpose it serves if it solves nothing.
     
  17. jmann macrumors 604

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    *vomits in mouth a tad* I would never want this. It is counter productive.
     
  18. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    Activity Monitor blows task manager out of the water...TM is pretty good for what it is, but the Mac equivalent gives way more detailed info.
     
  19. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Turn it off. It's burning a hole in my retinas.:confused:
     
  20. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    After being on Windows for so long, I was *HAPPY* to get rid of the stupid hierarchical menu system.

    The Dock is so much nicer and easier to use than having to deal with the Start menu.

    I was actually using the dock long before I ever switched to the Mac though - My standard window manager on Linux was Afterstep, a clone of Steve Jobs' NeXTStep interface, which ended up in OS X anyway :)
     
  21. jlamb0 macrumors member

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    A friend's dad just bought himself an iMac, but got so frustrated with learning the new UI that the computer just sits in his office collecting dust. I recommended this small chunk of software to try and ease him into his new system. We'll see where it goes.

    I tried it out. I was impressed with how well it blended the two work-styles, but I got rid of it after the first growl reminder to register a key.
     

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