Scale vs. Genie Effect

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BugsBunny, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. BugsBunny macrumors member

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. -kritter- macrumors regular

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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...
     
  3. Ninden macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    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...
     
  7. /V\acpower macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. sbluetruck macrumors regular

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    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
     

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