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4. TextEdit Windows Incorrectly Positioned

Can anyone explain to me why TextEdit opens document windows as a small square, down and away from the menu bar? (See Figure 4.) This behavior is contrary to Apple’s own Human Interface Guidelines for positioning windows, which states, "New document windows should open horizontally centered and should display as much of the document content as possible. The top of the document window should butt up against the menu bar."

Figure 4

Figure 4 Apple ignores its own Human Interface Guidelines when it comes to window positioning in TextEdit.

Is it too much to ask that Apple follow its own rules? As it is, every time a window opens in TextEdit, I have to go through a time-wasting, two-step dance of disgust. First, I click the zoom button to expand the window so that it displays as much of the content as possible. Then I click and drag the resize control in the lower-right corner to adjust the window to a reasonable width.

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