Yes, my idea is somewhat Windoze-like, but so what? Apple has lost innumerable GUI ideas to Microsoft, I doubt there would be much harm in taking a simple idea such as where the icons for windows and apps go on the Dock/taskbar. Besides, it will only make cross-platform use much easier.I feel that your proposal would render the Dock too much Windows like.
Yes, I sent the link to Apple's OS X Feedback page, and I'd invite others to do so as well if they agree with me. The more voices they hear, the better it will be.definitely send that link to Apple. I totaly agree with you. Although, I do like the enlarge when you mouseover an app...maybe they could change it to a color instead of a magnify thing. Send that link to Apple.
Sort of... only some apps have a window menu, and that window menu only lists windows for that app. Besides, I think having a 1 click thumbnail available all the time in every app on the Dock is much easier than a pull down text-only window. Just my preference, and I'm sure others will agree.I do agree with you about the minimizing of windows and how if you have several you have to do a lot of rearranging to get to the one you want. However, most programs have a Window menu in the menubar which cures that problem.
Just imagine if all the menus in every menu bar for every app was centered. Depending on the number of menus for each app, the common File and Edit menus would always be switching around, just like the Trash does on the Dock every time a new icon appears on it. Your hand would not instinctively know where to go if you needed to access either of those menus. This is bad GUI behavior, especially if you do something like drag things to the Trash on a regular basis. And the Date & Time I think should never resize or move at all. That's why I think it should be put back on the Menu Bar.The whole muscle memory thing is a bunch of BS. The icons don't move a whole lot unless you have the size all the way on the smallest and magnification all the way on the highest.
So it appears my ideal dock will never see the light of day.Thanks for your input. We just disagree on some of these points.
All the best,