Detail Matters

    Whenever some friends who just converted to Mac from Windows ask me questionslike: Where is the start menu? How to I open "my computer"? Hey, I downloadedthe app, I double clicked it, and it just open, how do I install it? I feelsorry for them. It is just so sad.
    Recently I got into debate with one of my colleague, about a minor designdifference between Windows and OS X. On Windows, you can right click anywhere,desktop, or a folder within file explorer, and select "new file" in the menu tocreate a text file, then you can give it a name, then you got an empty file with0 bytes. Then you can double click to open it with a text editor start workingon it. You can't do it on OS X. It sounds like a good feature, or at least aconvenient shortcut to quickly create a file. But really think about it, what doyou need an empty file for? Your next action after you created the file isalways going to be opening it with a text editor. So let's count: find the place-> right click -> left click on new file -> type in file name -> hit enter toconfirm -> double click the file (assuming you have the right file typeassociation, otherwise you have to: right click the file -> open with -> sublimetext). So at least 6 steps to create and open an empty file in a particularplace. Yeah! What about: open the text editor -> start typing -> save with nameand location. So 3 steps to create a file and write the content into it and saveit in a particular place. So I would take that menu option out if I was makingthe decision.