I think Mac should abandon the menu bar at the top of the screen

I have a problem with the way the Mac menu is always at the top of the screen, detached from the app.

I can see the reasoning, it’s a good idea to make sure the menu is in a standard, predictable place for all apps. But, that all falls to pieces when you’ve got a massive screen (like an iMac, or a large monitor┬álike I have), and you’re using floating windows.

In the screenshot below you can see I’ve got 2 PHPStorm project windows open. I’m using the VCS controls in the menu to update one of them. But which one?

2 projects open

See how this can be confusing? The top menu shows options for the project window in focus – but when you’re skipping between windows, are you definitely sure you’re editing the right menu? Continue reading I think Mac should abandon the menu bar at the top of the screen

The taskbar in Windows 7-10 is so much better than on Mac

Having a persistent taskbar where you can launch applications with a click of a mouse button is such a good idea, that all Desktop operating systems seem to have one, which is great!

On Windows it runs the full width of the bottom of the screen, and in Mac (on every version I’ve used at least) it does the same, but aligns to the center. Continue reading The taskbar in Windows 7-10 is so much better than on Mac