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What are the drawbacks of designing a Windows application to look like a Mac application?

I'm working with a company whose product is a Microsoft Windows application. As the UI/UX designer (and as a Mac user) I want to redesign the application so it is more visually appealing. Are there ...
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Which button should get the focus at delete dialogs?

I thought that most destructive actions should be avoided from default actions. But when a delete dialog comes, I see that most Windows applications (even the OS), by default, set the focus at ...
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User Interface Changes for Mac when Porting Windows Application

I have an existing windows application, for which I have decided to create a Mac version. The problem is that the current UI involves a lot of buttons, tabbed panels, multiple windows etc. This UI ...
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What to put in the About box?

I wonder what useful stuff one can put in an About box in a Mac OS X program. Most basic the About box displays Program icon Program name Version number Copyright More sophisticated ones ...
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How would you display a key equivalent to the user?

One is allowed to assign key equivalents to controls like Push Buttons in Cocoa. For example, one might assign Cmd-E to push button. Would you make any attempt to let the user know that pressing ...
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How do Windows users interact with scrolling panes?

Let's say there's a website with a row of gallery thumbnails you can click on. It looks like this: As a Mac user having always used either some sort of trackpad (built into the MacBook, or a Magic ...
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Menu bar for different major windows

Our application has different major windows which don't share a noticeable common menu item set. Hence the menu bar changes when switching between those windows. Unfortunately, I have not found any ...