Thursday, June 19, 2003 [Tweets] [Favorites]

It Adds Up

I’ve got to admire Pierre Igot for writing a whole page about the brief hole in Mac OS X’s input buffer.

In the good old days of Mac OS 9, even if you clicked on something “in advance”, before the software was actually ready to process your click, your mouse click would be recorded in some kind of “buffer” and would be applied as soon as the software was ready. It was the same with keystrokes.

In Mac OS X, all too often, if you start clicking or typing something before the software is actually ready to register your actions, then what you’ve clicked or typed gets lost in unresponsive UI limbo forever.

It's irritating.

Igot also wrote an article about the intrusiveness of background processes.

As Rob Fleming would say: these things matter.


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