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brentsimmons
brentsimmons

This classic article on source lists from 2005 by Sven-S. Porst is a good reminder that Mac UI has gotten more self-consistent since those days.

smokey
smokey

@brentsimmons This part

Personally I think it sucks as Mail’s drawer was brilliant. Not taking up space on your screen when you didn’t need it but quickly available when you wanted to file things.

reminded me why I mourned the drawer's demise. It was used in a lot of places that were a bad fit (but had no better alternative at the time), but afterwards, we got stuck with source lists in a lot of places where they were a bad fit, permanently taking up screen space.

brentsimmons
brentsimmons

@smokey And now a bunch of apps have a Hide Sidebar command. It might as well be drawers!

adders
adders

@smokey I’m glad I’m not the only one that misses drawers a little.

smokey
smokey

@adders Ditto. Drawers seemed so reviled in the Mac-tech-geek community at the time they disappeared, so I had to mourn alone then.

smokey
smokey

@brentsimmons Haha, right!