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Is apple trying to give the illusion that the finder window is floating 3 whole inches off the screen?

When the shadow is small, the perception is that the window if off the screen just a bit. And an object 1/4" the screen would not require our 3D eyes to refocus (much).

But the Leopard shadow hints that that window is off the screen many inches. If an object was off the screen that much, our eyes would have to re-focus.

The disconnect between shadow and focus kills the illusion. Aside from that, I think the huge shadow is disruptive and rude. It takes up way too much space. Well not really, but it's clutteryishfull, and overlaps other things.

schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.
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