Ya'll have to remember that this is 10.3, not 10.3.5 or something like that. It is in many ways a new OS. There are going to be bugs, there are going to be little annoyances. There were some with Jaguar. There were tons with the original OS X. I know this doesn't make any of this better, but we will soon see improvement. Give Apple feedback, let them know what you want changed and they will listen. We're gonna see 10.3.1 soon enough, that should solve many problems. Like I said, tell Apple, if they don't know what we like and don't like, nothing will get fixed..
I've sent about three bug reports, but they're all from crashes form various apps. I don't like sending reports, I reckon Apple are getting quite a few at the moment, so I've stopped now. We'll just have to wait for the next point release..
The mouse speed/acceleration in OS X is still really horrible. It's just too unnatural. Of course, you can use 3rd party software to tweak the acceleration, but the built in acceleration is just plain bad and should be made better.. like it was in OS 9.
If you move the mouse slowly, the cursor will pretty much not move at all. Move the mouse quickly, and the cursor will jump across the screen too fast. This makes gaming and any graphics-intensive work impossible to do well. I wish they would just turn the acceleration OFF by default and gives more true, natural-feeling cursor movement.
But acceleration is
more natural. Windows PCs are annoying for that very reason, if your mouse speed is high, moving the mouse a centimetre will leap the pointer across the screen. Very very annoying. But you are definetely right, there should be an option for turning it off..
I miss the option of putting the clock in the dock.
Tickety tock with a hocketty pock.
I just couldn't help it
Look on the bright side: that's one more sale for Apple, contributing to their sales figures, and you get the nice shiny box and the nice shiny new CDs. All yours, all for you. Mmmmmm... shiny new CDs
The couple second delay when switching to the app is extremely annoying.
I haven't had this one.. I've heard of it a lot though. Strange the way everyone has different bugs. You'd think installing something from an identical copy would give identical results. I guess the configuration of each machine is slightly different and that's what makes the difference.
Jimzip-- check your system log. looks like my problems under 10.3 are being caused by prebinding errors. everytime one of my apps crashed it said "could not be launched prebound." now, if i only knew what that meant and how to fix it... (reinstalling doesnt help.)
I don't know how to find the log or what prebinding is! But I don't seem to be getting that message either. Thank you for trying though, it is greatly appreciated.
On another note, I can honestly say I like the new selected icons. The grayed out ones were good, but we had them for thirteen years, they were getting old.. They fit with the general design feel of the OS.
The background selection mode looks much nicer than Windows! What are you talking about!