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post #41 of 244
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Originally posted by BigBlue
Column view should have the option to dynamically adapt the width of the columns to the longest filename in the folder (no more manual tweaking necessary).

While not an automatic option, you can simply double click the size widget for a column and it will resize to the longest filename.
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Originally posted by Kickaha
So.... you want to be able to use Photoshop, but have all other windows off-screen... kind of, what's that word... oh yeah, *hidden*.

Hmm. Hidden... Hide... Hide Others... Cmd-Opt-H.



What you really want is a way to switch to another app and hide all others from a single keystroke. Cmd-opt-tab would be a nice way of doing that, or if System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts would access the Scripts Menu, you could write a simple Applescript to do the two steps and assign a keystroke to it.

but that's two more keys than i want to press
also, is there a quick command to bring them all back?
post #43 of 244
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Originally posted by ipodandimac
but that's two more keys than i want to press
also, is there a quick command to bring them all back?

A slightly quicker would be to use Command-Option-click the dock icon.

There is no default command key to bring them all back. You can find the Show All command under the Photoshop menu.

You can add a command key via System Preferences-->Keyboard & Mouse-->Keyboard Shortcuts but considering how many command keys Photoshop already has it might be difficult to find one that's not being used.
post #44 of 244
Would be nice if we had icon magnification in the Finder similar to the dock with the option to enable and disable the magnification, text preview enabled for documents in the Finder in column view. A built in utility for the purpose of Defragmentation similar to Windows would be nice.
post #45 of 244
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Originally posted by Endymion
While not an automatic option, you can simply double click the size widget for a column and it will resize to the longest filename.

Uhhh if i'm not mistaken it already works like that
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post #46 of 244
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Uhhh if i'm not mistaken it already works like that

That's what I said...
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Originally posted by Endymion
You can add a command key via System Preferences-->Keyboard & Mouse-->Keyboard Shortcuts but considering how many command keys Photoshop already has it might be difficult to find one that's not being used.

For some reason I can never get those keyboard shortcuts to work for me. \ I make them, and all the full keyboard access and crap is turned on, but nothing ever works.
post #48 of 244
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Originally posted by markiv
A built in utility for the purpose of Defragmentation similar to Windows would be nice.

No longer needed at all. HFS+ self-defragments on the fly with 10.3.
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post #49 of 244
How about a port for us ol' intel guys?
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How about a port for us ol' intel guys?

there already is a port--it's called "BuyaMac." It's pretty expensive for software though.
post #51 of 244
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there already is a port--it's called "BuyaMac." It's pretty expensive for software though.

damn, "monipulateing" M$'s website into giving you what you want is so damnd easy, why cant apple build more flaws and backdoors into osx server
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post #52 of 244
I want to see a lot more work done on the finder.
Why doesnt the title of a finder window respond to a right click?
Why cant the finder remember that I like the spatial finder windows?
Why cant I have the toolbar on a spatial finder window ( the search field is very handy )?

The services menu sucks, a single entry point for loads and loads of functions.

Better finder threading, the finder is still getting frozen on a regular basis when accessing networked resources.

Spring loaded folders on the dock.

How about putting settings for cdr's in the discs info window, so I can set size, session closure, disc format.



My biggest desire is for Apple to produce enabling technology. Quicktime is the perfect example. Most people just think of it as the player app, but really, the player app is just a convenient toss in for users. Quicktime is really a developers framework. I want to see the same thing for ical, address book, syncing, email, instant messaging, productivity applications ( Apple works ). Whatever apps Apple produces should be front ends for a framework which opens up developer opportunities, rather than closing them off. Let developers stand on Apples shoulders, not get squashed under their giant feet.

How about an installed database, postgres maybe, that is easily usable by gui apps ( sorta like winfs I suppose ).

I think documentation has to be improved. Lots of functionality that people want should be achievable with Applescript, but who knows???
post #53 of 244
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Originally posted by PS5533
well in a perfect world-
i mean OS sorry my world is my OS everything would be fully customizable but some more "themes" for the 10.4 Merlot NOT TIGER! like Microsoft put in XP would be nice as well as at least a fully customizable dock, sidebar and the top bar that always there(i forget the name right now) needs to go sometime soon but we will see that in 10.4.

All i can think of

PS

This post is a little hard to decipher, but it sounds like you're advocating the removal of the universal menu bar. If that's the case: You're kidding, right? The lack of that menu bar is one of the things that makes Windows a bad ripoff of the Mac OS, as opposed to a halfway decent ripoff of the Mac OS.
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post #54 of 244
OH! I just remembered another feature. I would like to have the Encryption option back in the contextual menu. I miss it from OS 9.
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post #55 of 244
There are a number of things that would make my list:
-Themes, in particular a professional theme similar to what FCP and Co. offer.
-A menu bar item for the services menu. The current services menu is too hidden and therefore gets too little exposure for an item that really has potential
-As many others have said, make the Finder more consistent. Some like the spatial view, others like the column type view.
-Spring loaded Dock folders
-Not really an OSX feature, but offer an XCode like multi-pane control interface for developers of graphical applications to use. Flash and Dreamweaver could do with something like that. This is very visible on Windows where the above two are mauch more usable than on the Mac.
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post #56 of 244
I want Bluetooth and AddressBook to work properly again...

When I receive and SMS I dont get the message in a pop-up window anymore.... bitches
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post #57 of 244
  • Metadata support wherever possible and impossible.
  • Full UDF support.
  • New Finder built around metadata rather than folder structure. With a plug-in architecture.
  • Either everything metal or nothing. Otherwise, officially skinnable interface.
  • PDF icons.
  • Faster VM.
  • A reliable way to kill any app under any circumstances. Only kernel panics are a valid excuse.
  • Built-in answering machine.
  • More fax features.
  • Free disk optimization software.
  • Remote GUI logins.
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post #58 of 244
Mac OS X will never have full UDF support... or at least the ability to install applications without forks onto UDF file systems. Skins would rock. Metal vs Aqua confuses the hell out of me and everybody, agreed. App killing would be nice, something like XKill would be perfect. Mac OS X already does disk optimization all the time, you just don't need to click a button so you don't notice it. A free, limited version of Remote Desktop would be nice.

On to icons. With icons being used to represent things going on, like in Mail.app, Adium, iCal etc, I'd like a whole new system for icons. A mechanism where bundles have an associated script that generates icons when required. For starters, that would mean the functionality the dock provides would be present in the Finder. Also, this would mean more reliable icons: no more having to launch iCal to get the correct date in the dock icon.

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post #59 of 244
maybe we'll see Piles ?
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post #60 of 244
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On to icons. With icons being used to represent things going on, like in Mail.app, Adium, iCal etc, I'd like a whole new system for icons. A mechanism where bundles have an associated script that generates icons when required. For starters, that would mean the functionality the dock provides would be present in the Finder. Also, this would mean more reliable icons: no more having to launch iCal to get the correct date in the dock icon.

Apps could do this *now*... think about it - if the app isn't running, then the state of its data, or its ability to check on the state of data, is fixed. So there's no need for an app to do anything other than modify its icon on quit. Its only that no one does it.
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post #61 of 244
1. clicking on the zoom-button (green) always does the same thing (sometimes fills the screen, sometimes zooms to cover all that there is)
2. clickin on the close-button (red) NEVER shuts down the app
3. No metal (except perhaps for iTunes)
4. interface consitency!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. ftp in the finder
6. easier windows-to-mac network (ok now for mac-to-pc)
7. hidden apps in dock show that they are hidden by default (not by a termianl command)
8. ichat voice to pc (now only video?)
9. stickies or something work as memos or palm (now only with a shareware-app)
10. smart-folders
11. dock-folders are also spring-loaded
12. ichat works better with icq (not apple's fault though)
13. services in a menu when alt-clicking

... more coming. but most imprtant is actually interface consistency. it is quite embarrasing having to say to people that mac os x works like windows - you never ever realyy know what a button really does.
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9. stickies or something work as memos or palm (now only with a shareware-app)

hmm i see you havent found Apple's FREE program called "Stickies" that comes with OS X. it's in either the apps or utilities folder.
post #63 of 244
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Originally posted by dividend
1. clicking on the zoom-button (green) always does the same thing (sometimes fills the screen, sometimes zooms to cover all that there is)

This is not entirely Apple's fault, as it's up to the application to figure out what "size to content" really means - after all, the application is what knows about the content.

What Apple could do is rescind the bletcherous misfeature in Interface Builder that supplies a default behavior of "maximize" for the green button.

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3. No metal (except perhaps for iTunes)

I could never figure out the militancy about this. QT 4 infuriated me because the interface sucked, not because it looked like a piece of metal. As long as the interface is polished, I could frankly care less. In the case of Safari, the developers decided that it set the application interface apart from the content of the page better than Aqua did. Fine with me.

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10. smart-folders
11. dock-folders are also spring-loaded
13. services in a menu when alt-clicking

Sounds good to me.

Apple really needs to do something with services. In fact, it just occurred to me: Services need metadata. Aha!
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post #64 of 244
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Originally posted by ZO
maybe we'll see Piles ?

My dad would get a kick out of that! He ran out of desk space and now he can fill up his virtual desktop space.

I gotta see that with 100+ icons if it comes out.
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post #65 of 244
oh yes... and an UNINSTALLER function in System Preferences or Utilities folder.

Apps leave pref files, folders in Application Support, sometimes in the Documents folder...

*I* know where to find this stuff, but not a noob
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post #66 of 244
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13. services in a menu when alt-clicking

BTW, you can use ICeCoffEE to do this for the time being.
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BTW, you can use ICeCoffEE to do this for the time being.

So true, one just can't endorse IceCoffee often enough.

I'm looking forward to (or would like):

- the announced screen reading component, Spoken Interface (which is fairly modest, and is really just Apple making the OS more access-friendly, fulfilling gov't requirements, and filling a sudden 3rd party hole) fitting into a larger UE framework of enhanced speech controls and capabilities, including natural voice synthesis...

I don't think voice navigation is going replace keyboards and mice by any means, but it could it be a very interesting supplement and have a great deal of "wow" factor. ("Tiger roars"-style taglines, anyone?)

- improved, more sophisticated notification
- Cocoa text system (thus TextEdit) gaining new increasingly WP-like capabilities
- seeing what direction Apple takes in enhancing the Dock (10.5 maybe?)
- and of course, the dozens and dozens of l'il improvements Apple sprinkles throughout their apps and the UI
post #68 of 244
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Originally posted by Amorph
QT 4 infuriated me because the interface sucked, not because it looked like a piece of metal. As long as the interface is polished, I could frankly care less. In the case of Safari, the developers decided that it set the application interface apart from the content of the page better than Aqua did. Fine with me.

And lest anyone forget just how clunky, unattractive, and misguided (if ambitiously misguided) parts of the QT4 interface were, you can visit 'em here.

I think I'm finally getting a grasp on what Apple is doing with the different flavors of look & feel they've been experimenting with for different applications. It was GarageBand that finally drove it in -- it both respects the UI history of audio applications, and looks just plain cool and fun to play with. It's a philosophy of fun and variety over consistency, with usability taking both a hit (for people who can't remember that metal windows can be dragged from any point, while Aqua windows can't) and a boost, as interfaces are more specifically tailored to the kinds of apps they are.

It's a fine line, I suppose, but the lack of an iron-clad rule for separating normal, metal, or even more customized windows just doesn't bother me as much as it used to.
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It's a fine line, I suppose, but the lack of an iron-clad rule for separating normal, metal, or even more customized windows just doesn't bother me as much as it used to.

The thing that people forget is that there were hardly any iron-clad rules, ever. There were guidelines, and as the authors of the Inside Macintosh series admitted up front, some of the guidelines were contradictory - meaning that of two guidelines they'd offer, one or the other would make sense depending on context, but you couldn't follow both.

However, it's not necessarily true that following the guidelines as closely as possible would produce a good Mac app, because it's always possible to follow the letter of a law while violating its spirit. By the same token, it's possible to violate the letter of a law while honoring its spirit. And in the case of an application design, the designer's judgment is the alpha and omega, and the guidelines - while incredibly thorough, and useful - are just guidelines.
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post #70 of 244
Make the red window button quit the program, not keep it running without a window (WTF?).

Make the minimize button windowshade the program so I never have to use the freakin' dock ever again. Bless you X-Assist.

Give me a way to change the color on the menubar clock. I haven't put up with black colored clocks since system 6! Where's (free) superclock X?

Why can't I go directly to the control panel I want without opening the System Preferences panel first? (I can using X-Assist, but I shouldn't have to.) This was supposed to be Mac OS, not winblows.

Fix the stability. If OSX could play music in itunes and solitare at the same time without crashing it would be nice (10.3.2, G4 450, 768 MB RAM). I can play both in OS9 without any problems.
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Fix the stability. If OSX could play music in itunes and solitare at the same time without crashing it would be nice (10.3.2, G4 450, 768 MB RAM). I can play both in OS9 without any problems.

Excuse me??? OS X is one of the most stable things on the market. I doubt your issue with those programs has to do with the OS. My eMac (10.3.3, G4 800, 512 RAM) let's me do iMovie, iDVD, iChat, Photoshop 7, iCal, and Mail all at the same time without crashing and without too much slowing of the system.
post #72 of 244
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Make the red window button quit the program, not keep it running without a window (WTF?).

Make the minimize button windowshade the program so I never have to use the freakin' dock ever again. Bless you X-Assist.

Give me a way to change the color on the menubar clock. I haven't put up with black colored clocks since system 6! Where's (free) superclock X?

Why can't I go directly to the control panel I want without opening the System Preferences panel first? (I can using X-Assist, but I shouldn't have to.) This was supposed to be Mac OS, not winblows.

Fix the stability. If OSX could play music in itunes and solitare at the same time without crashing it would be nice (10.3.2, G4 450, 768 MB RAM). I can play both in OS9 without any problems.

-What if you only want to close one window from the program? how do you do that without losing everything you have open? As you say later, is not Windows, It behaves as a Mac OS should.

-I suppose this is a matter personal preference. Regardless, the windowshade was done away with and I don't imagine it will be back.

-The items in the status bar (right side of the menu bar) are black and white on purpose. There's no color up there to distract the eye. The only color that shows up in any standard status bar icon is when the battery is low and the icon turns red. No color then suddenly RED draws your attention effectively to something that requires your attention, otherwise, the status bar should be unobtrusive (something it would not be with a lot of color)

-I use prefling for this, but you're right, it would be nice for it to be built into system preferences (ps, what does this have to do with Mac/Windows?)

-If merely running two applications is crashing your computer, there is something wrong (the first place I'd check is Solotaire) and you should see to fixing it. I regularly run 7 or 8 applications and all I notice is a bit of a speed hit.
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post #73 of 244
After reading Bruce Horn's interview at Macthemes.net (plug), I wish Apple would bring back Apple Data Detectors. It was the slickest way to click on content and get options to send email, add to the address book, go to a web site, bookmark an url etc., all without having to exactly highlight the text (like you have to do in Safari to open a new page with that url).
post #74 of 244
Expect services to be merged with ADD.
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post #75 of 244
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Make the red window button quit the program, not keep it running without a window (WTF?).

No! Metal (mainly) single-window apps, myabe. Not for Photoshop, Word, Create or any other multi-document apps I use.

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Why can't I go directly to the control panel I want without opening the System Preferences panel first? (I can using X-Assist, but I shouldn't have to.) This was supposed to be Mac OS, not winblows.

Click and hold on the System Peferences Dock icon.

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Fix the stability. If OSX could play music in itunes and solitare at the same time without crashing it would be nice (10.3.2, G4 450, 768 MB RAM). I can play both in OS9 without any problems.

Something's very wrong with the setup you have there if the OS is unstable. Maybe check that solitaire app.

I crashed Safari a couple weeks ago, and I haven't crashed the OS in at least a couple years.
post #76 of 244
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...I want to be able to close minimized windows in the dock.

cant you do that by right clicking with a 2-button mouse? a keyboard shortcut just seems illogical here and the last thing mac needs is another key combo...it is time for a two button mouse with a delightfull little scrollwheel. The mouse is the only drawback that many pc-users have about mac, on windows or linux, right click, on mac, if you use the factory mouse, its cmd+click this and option+ctrl+click that so useing that logic, wouldent a 2-button mouse be "easier"?

I am verry intently looking at macs, but now I am an old pc guy so consider the source.
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cant you do that by right clicking with a 2-button mouse? a keyboard shortcut just seems illogical here and the last thing mac needs is another key combo...it is time for a two button mouse with a delightfull little scrollwheel. The mouse is the only drawback that many pc-users have about mac, on windows or linux, right click, on mac, if you use the factory mouse, its cmd+click this and option+ctrl+click that so useing that logic, wouldent a 2-button mouse be "easier"?

I am verry intently looking at macs, but now I am an old pc guy so consider the source.

I'll forgive you for suggesting a contextual menu, this time

No, at the moment you can only close a minimized window in the dock if it is a Finder window.

Oh, and please don't drag up the two buttons is better than one. It's not. You're never going to convince me of it. Let's just be friends.
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post #78 of 244
I would settle for:

* Some great new desktop pics. It is a primitive yet efficient way to make your Mac feel upgraded and new once again.

* Much better intergration between iCal, Mail and my documents in the Finder. Let's face it, most of our workdays in front of the computer are project oriented. There's always a few different strands of acitivity where e-mails are connected to a bunch of documents and appointment etc. Why should I be content with keeping the connections between these activities in my mind alone? That's why I've got a computer in the first place. There must be a great new way of organizing one's work on the Mac - if not Piles, maybe a sort of Dock on the side where my current projects are? Hell, even the new Office suite is making inroads into this territory...

* iChat being compatible with all the other networks.

* Speed. I use a late 20th century PC-laptop running XP. And sure enough, it is faster in many things compared to my brand new Powerbook.

* Bluetooth assing serial ports on its own. Now I have to separate Salling Clicker from the Adress Book with that BT serial port tool - without really understanding what I did to make it work.

* Forget all that messy Virtual Desktops stuff. That's not what the Mac is all about.

* BCC in Mail - can't seem to find that anywhere in there.

* Loads of new slick animations - to turn the head of at least some PC users.
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* BCC in Mail - can't seem to find that anywhere in there.

Compose a new mail. Under the View menu there is "BCC Header".
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Compose a new mail. Under the View menu there is "BCC Header".

Great! Thanx...
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