Comments on: Review of Safari 3 for Windows Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Adrienne Hoy Tue, 08 Apr 2008 22:57:21 +0000 Apple consistently violates Windows Interface guidelines when developing their products to run on Windows. This is true for iTunes, and it’s true for Safari.

To take one simple example, the method for extending a selection in a grid by using the shift-arrow keys is non-standard. Safari and iTunes behave much differently in this regard than any other Windows application that follows the guidelines.

There are several more interface violations that I can list, but it would be superfluous in this post.

While it may be nice for Mac users who use iTunes and Safari on both Windows and the Mac, it’s extremely irritating for the vast majority of users who only use one platform.

Apple should create Safari and iTunes for Windows to conform to the Windows Interface guidelines. If they then choose to have a Mac-interface compatibility mode, that should be a Preferences option for users to choose on their own.

At present, Apple’s policy of releasing Windows applications that adhere to Apple interface standards is bad practice. And it should be stopped.