Scale vs. Genie Effect

BugsBunny

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Jun 16, 2007
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Okay, this dock magnifier choice, I've been examining it all night and can't figure out what the difference is.

Simple question, anyone have the answer?
 

-kritter-

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Mar 8, 2007
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the scale & genie effects apply towards minimizing and maximazing a window...has nothing to do with the dock...so try both with minimizing something and you will see the difference...
 

Ninden

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Sep 7, 2005
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Also, if you hold shift while minimizing, (or any of the effects such as expose, dasboard, min/maximizing) the animation will play back slowly and you'll really be able to see what each does visually.
 

Mgkwho

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Mar 2, 2005
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I prefer the suck effect, but that's a mod and I forget how to do it...I think I found it on TUAW...

-=|Mgkwho
 

Osarkon

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Aug 30, 2006
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The Genie effect looks cooler, but I find the scale effect more practical and faster so that's what I'm using.
 

psychofreak

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May 16, 2006
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I prefer the suck effect, but that's a mod and I forget how to do it...I think I found it on TUAW...

-=|Mgkwho
Suck makes my eye follow the app all the way into the dock, I don't like it and think its not a choice in the GUI because its unfinished...
 

/V\acpower

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Jul 31, 2007
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I think whats great about the genie effect is that it help the user "understanding" what is going on with is window. I mean, for anyone who is really not into computer (see : my mom), the genie effect make the fact clear that the window you minimized is now "waiting" in the dock.

That's the purpose in general of having a great visual desing. Effects should not be put here simply to look cool, they should help informing the user on what's going on.
 

sbluetruck

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Jul 25, 2007
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Wisconsin der hey
i've had computer illiterate friends love OS X for features like those.
when they minimize a window, with the genie effect, the can actually see where it is for when they need it later. something as simple as that makes their whole experience better