Weird Windows in Adobe Fireworks Public Beta

Check out the oddball windows in the new Fireworks beta from Adobe. Custom close/minimize/zoom buttons and toolbar buttons where the title text should go. Not visible in the screenshot is the way window resizing works: you drag from window edges, just like in Windows.

Mac users are complaining in Adobe’s forum, and Windows users are too. Adobe seems to be moving in a direction with most of their apps where they’re following neither Mac nor Windows conventions, but rather making up their own Adobe UI conventions, which conventions few of their users seem to like.

Update: Looks like this new Adobe-style window title bar might be coming to Photoshop, too. Check out this video where John Nack demos an in-development version of Photoshop, starting around the 18:00 mark.

Thursday, 29 May 2008