Pierre Igot takes aim at the behaviour of the Save button in Leopard Mail, with the rigour and vigour which are his trademarks.
In Tiger Mail, he points out, you could click on the button to bring up a â€œSave Asâ€¦â€ dialog that offered a location for saving all the attachments in the message.
In Leopard Mail, however, you need to click-and-hold on the button in order to bring up an enhanced contextual menu with more options for individual attachments.
He calls this a bug rather than an improvement:
The simple and most obvious option, which is a single click on the button, no longer worksâ€”which does not make sense, because the buttonâ€™s visual appearance suggests both a regular button that responds to a single click (like the â€œQuick Lookâ€ button next to it) and a button that brings up a pop-up menu (with the triangle). Besides, the tool tip clearly suggests that the button should respond to a simple click as well.
I’ve had more than one email from users who thought that the button was broken, because it did nothing when they clicked it., so Pierre is not alone.
Head over to Betalogue and read the whole piece.
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