Shown here are two drawers (Workbench name for directories), as well as clock and two of the three included demonstration programs. The demos seem very simple nowadays (one drawing dots, second lines and third boxes), but in 1985 were amazing testament to Amiga true multitasking.
This screenshot presents the unique feature of Workbench, which is the ability of having the desktop divided vertically into screens with independent resolutions and colour depths. The Workbench screen is currently active, with a menu selection in progress. The Pointer Preferences screen is at the bottom of the desktop, but can be slided to the top at any time.
This is a sample GEOS screen, with all menus shown. The first menu shows basic options and desk accessories available on the currently active disk. The second allows for basic file manipulation (note heavy usage of Commodore modifier key). The third menu allows to change the current view of files. The fourth shows various options pertaining to this disk. The fifth menu allows to select files, and sixth to manipulate pages (GEOS doesn’t use scrollbars, but page-turning metaphor; files can also be placed outside of the page, on the desktop). Last menu shows miscellaneous options.
Desktop with applications in Mac OS X Panther with thanks to Jonathan Westin. The screenshot has an extra border(remove)(show).
The first screenshot shows iCal, iSync, Exposé settings, and new brushed metal Finder. (Note: This screenshot is taken on a machine without Quartz Extreme support.) The second comes from eMac 17” and shows transparent Stickies, new Font options and new Calculator.
This shows basically all applications available in ArthurOS 1.2.
The widgets on windows operate in a similar fashion to those on Amiga OS – the first one from the left moves the window behind other windows, the second one closes the window, and the optional widget in the top right corner maximizes it or restores its dimensions.
This screenshot shows one of RISC OS’s unique features. In the Edit pop-up menu (invoked with a MENU mouse button) there’s a Save As: submenu (invoked by simply moving the mouse right when on Save field). To save the file, the user has to put a correct name and then drag the icon to the directory window of her/his choice. Pressing the OK button will only give a “To save, drag the icon to a directory display” reminder.
First screen presents the Remote Desktop client with unique logo and Control Panel with distinctive icons. The second screenshot shows the new Start menu with links, as well as a window with red border – a unique property of Watercolor visual style, indicating a window which spawned a modal dialog box and is therefore directly inaccessible. Visible in both screenshots are Comments? links in top-right corner of the window, for sending feedback back to Microsoft.