Jules Winnfield: So tell me again about the disc images.
Vincent Vega: What do you want to know?
JW: They’re legal there, right?
VV: Hell, yeah, they’re legal. When you download an application you’ll usually get it as a disc image. And I’m talking about perfectly legit applications, not the Bittorrent stuff. You can write these images to a disc to make an installer, or you can just mount the thing straight on the Mac as a new volume and install it from there.
JW: They don’t consider disc mounting software a tool of piracy?
VV: Naw, man, it’s built into the operating system.
JW: Oh, I’m goin’! I’m definitely going.
VV: I know baby! You’d dig it the most. But you know what the funniest thing about Maccyland is?
VV: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that they got here, but it’s just – it’s just there it’s a little different.
VV: All right. When you launch a program – sorry, an “application” – from the dock, you don’t get another icon telling you that program is running. The icon on the dock just gets a white dot next to it. And if a program on the dock needs your attention, it doesn’t pop up and grab the focus. It just bounces the icon and waits for you to click on it. Also, windows in Maccyland are double-buffered, so you’ll never see the awful tearing that you see so often over here.
JW: That sounds cool. Anything you didn’t like?
VV: The one menu bar thing screwed me up for a long time. Since the menu bar is not connected to the app it represents, you can’t give an app the focus by clicking the menu bar. You have to click the app’s window or its icon on the dock. Plus, Ctrl-V doesn’t paste.
VV: I’m serious. Ctrl-C doesn’t copy and Ctrl-V doesn’t paste. Instead it pages down in your text file. That’s doubly bad because it looks like it did something when all it did was lose you your paste location. Plus the Home and End keys jump you to the beginning and end of the current document, instead of the current line.
JW: Aw, man. I usually copy a URL in my browser’s location bar by hitting Home, holding down Shift, and then hitting End to select the whole URL. How’m I supposed to do it now?
VV: You triple-click the URL. That’ll select the whole thing.
VV: Yeah, man, that shit even works over here – at least in Firefox.
JW: Triple-click. Man, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a triple click. Does it work in Opera too?
VV: I dunno, man, I didn’t go into Linuxville.