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post #81 of 152
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

Set the view options to keep the files arranged.

I do, but it does not arrange folders first, then files.
post #82 of 152
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

First of all, being able to simply drag a file to another drive without leaving a copy of the original could have disastrous effects. I personally would not recommend it. Even after copying a file to another drive, I will check to ensure that the copy is valid before tossing the original. I may sound paranoid, but most of my data information is highly sensitive programming code.

I have never had a problem with it, ever. The original gets dumped in the trash, so I don't see the problem there, if there's a problem with the new file on the new hard drive, move it from the trash and try it again. The file should be in the backups too.
post #83 of 152
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Originally Posted by JeffDM

I have never had a problem with it, ever. The original gets dumped in the trash, so I don't see the problem there, if there's a problem with the new file on the new hard drive, move it from the trash and try it again. The file should be in the backups too.

Right, the process is not destructive on the MacOS. You can simply pull it out of the Trash if the copy is corrupted somehow, though the OS should catch any copy errors before it gets that far. I think an option in the Finder to "Move to Other Disks" by default would be useful for those who want it.
post #84 of 152
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Originally Posted by Mr. H

Now you're just being picky. You don't have to hold down the command key for the whole drag, you just have to make sure it's pressed before releasing the mouse button. Pressing "command" for a second is still quicker than having to go back and manually delete the files you've copied.

My point is that it's still more tedious than just dragging using the secondary mouse button. At the very least, why not "lock" into move mode when pressing the key on when clicking to drag?
post #85 of 152
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Originally Posted by MacCrazy

Compared to Windows Explorer Finder is slow, very slow! On Windows folders open instantly and it's a much more fluid process. I think this is due to the thumbnails Finder loads. Also Windows has some nice see through folder features, which although implemented in a bad way, make for a more intuitive experience. However, Apple's column view is second to none. Right clicking on folders in the dock is also insanely slow.

I personally think Apple is developing these exclusive features in parallel with the builds they're releasing. I want to see some exciting improvements! Although the Finder has been changed slightly since Tiger in the Leopard builds which implies maybe that wont be seeing the overhaul. I hope Time Machine can roll back OS installs.

Sorry Maccrazy, but it's too late for me to go back to the older post, so I'm putting this link in my reply to you instead. Because he will be reading it.

Those of us who read ARs, have respect for John's knowledge and opinions.

Click on his red links for more imformation about that bit.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/fatbits.ars/2006/1/26/2673
post #86 of 152
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Originally Posted by JeffDM

I do, but it does not arrange folders first, then files.

It can be done by labelling
post #87 of 152
Vista is going to be some very very annoying bloatware that most likely will interrupt what I would like to do on my PC, that is, some Photoshop, maybe some web design, web surfing, and playing games. I'll stick to WindowsXP2pro for 2007, and my DirectX 9.0c gpu, 6600GT or 7900GS or whatever...

On the other hand, 10.4.x Tiger clearly showed performance improvements on older hardware over 10.3.9. I'm looking forward to going from 10.3.9 to 10.5.x on this ol' iBook G4 933mhz // 640mb RAM // 5400rpm 60gb drive. It'll breathe some good life into this lappie through 2007 and maybe through 2008, as this iBook reaches the end of it's 3-year warranty period next month.

No need for iLife '07 for now, but Leopard will be nice, I am betting on performance improvements on older hardware........!! I hope I am not dissapointed. Anyway will upgrade because some useful apps will require 10.4.8 minimum, some apps already are doing that.

But yeah as I figure out what to do next with my life, using WinXP2pro mainly, my parents are getting good hassle-free use out of 10.3.9 and this iBook G4. Every now and then, like now, it's great to sit down in front of Mac OSX and just, feel, well, a bit better, I guess... Also 14" 4:3 1024x768 is quite viewable compared to 13" 1280x800 - The MacBooks are not very useful for those over 45... too small. Too small for Photoshop/Web Design work at the moment though as well, then there's the Rosetta issue. So..... rambling here but overall looking forward to Leopard.

Not so much for the gee-whiz whizzy bangy stuff, but it is good that Apple has a commitment to great Macs (clearly demonstrated this year), and continue to improve on the Operating System. Let's not take Bootcamp and Parallels and VMWare Fusion lightly, I'm sure Leopard will under the whiz-bang-hood, have tighter and better cross-platform workflow and integration. Most important for continued switching/ maintenance/ growth of market share/ users/ etc.
post #88 of 152
Adobe CS3 on Intel Macs and Leopard 10.5.x will be some nice icing on the mid-year 2007 cake....!!
post #89 of 152
With my current psych treatment though as some of you who have gone through it may know, there are cognitive and memory problems... So being out of touch with web design and development, although Photoshop layer mastery is always a learning, usually-fun process (like cooking I guess), so yeah being out of touch with Dreamweaver and Flash, we'll see if I can re-learn CS3 Dreamweaver and CS3 FlashPro... Or maybe not, time to move on to a different career. I hear WallMart is hiring.... But it hasn't opened on Coruscant yet. You'd think, of all the planets in the galaxy, there's no frickin' WallMart on Coruscant!!! WTF? Tatooine has one, Alderaan used to have quite a few (pity about the whole Death-Star blowing up the whole planet thing) -- yeah the Wallmart Alderaan boss was hella pissed. Or he would've been, he was incinerated pretty much instantly. As geeky as this sounds, I've kinda moved on from Star Wars. I think.
post #90 of 152
And yes, Melgross you will be testing 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 thoroughly for all of us. Before we jump in on 10.5.2... We'll set up a new thread - Melgross' Magnificent Magicktacular Macintoshery - now with 20% extra Magicktacularness!!
post #91 of 152
One of the most annoying things about WindozeXP is the windows almost never consistently open as maximised or smaller, it only sometimes remembers the window size and position. Mac OSX is better at this overall. Also the more annoying things about WindozeXP are the popup dialogs on the bottom right corner.

"Wireless is connected: Signal:good"
.....1 hour later
"Wireless is connected: Signal:low"
.....10 minutes later
"Wireless is connected: Signal:very good"

MSI(MicrostarInternational) PC-card Wireless thingy. I haven't figured out how to stop the dialog box popups and I'm not going to waste time Googling and hacking the registry or whatever. It's not annoying enough for me to waste more time getting more annoyed trying to stop the notifications
post #92 of 152
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

One of the most annoying things about WindozeXP is the windows almost never consistently open as maximised or smaller, it only sometimes remembers the window size and position. Mac OSX is better at this overall. Also the more annoying things about WindozeXP are the popup dialogs on the bottom right corner.

"Wireless is connected: Signal:good"
.....1 hour later
"Wireless is connected: Signal:low"
.....10 minutes later
"Wireless is connected: Signal:very good"

MSI(MicrostarInternational) PC-card Wireless thingy. I haven't figured out how to stop the dialog box popups and I'm not going to waste time Googling and hacking the registry or whatever. It's not annoying enough for me to waste more time getting more annoyed trying to stop the notifications


Yessssss. Another thing that drives me nuts about Windows. It incessantly asks me questions and insists on alerting me for the most trivial of things.

Some (highly exaggerated) examples below:

"OMG! Something happened! Oh Jesus! Oh man! And I have no idea what to do next! HELP ME, PLEASE MR. USER!! I am incapable of making decisions on my own! Please go through this twelve step wizard to decide how you are going to download your photos from your digital camera"

"Hey, that network cable was totally disconnected when you yanked it out of the back of the machine. Just letting you know, yeah? Rock on baby!"

"You just plugged something into the computer. I have no idea what it is. Let me think for a while. Hmmmmm. Oooooh! It's a USB drive! Sure, I knew that all along. Just wait for a sec now and I'll install some drivers and shit for whatever reason. Yay! Your USB drive is now ready to use!"

"Windows has detected that the USB drive you just connected IS CONNECTED! Seriously, wow! Choose from a bunch of things you might want to do. I handily put a little check mark at the bottom of the list for do this action everytime, but I'm actually gonna ignore that and ask you what to do every time you plug that sucker in"

"Click here to activate Windows. If you don't I'm gonna log you out and laugh at you."
post #93 of 152
ohlala, it's official, Vista is allready gonna be on (belgian) shelves on January 30! Second surprise, its gonna cost you approx. as much as their current operating system

A surprise move that will make Apple reconsider their Spring launch day?! I hope not \


Considering the Zune, it's not gonna be sold in Europe until june 2007
post #94 of 152
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

It can be done by labelling

That would be a solution, but not a good one.
post #95 of 152
Now I can't add or remove the items in my Finder's favorite's panel. I had to relaunch it.
post #96 of 152
It is interesting that Dev build reports have not come out with any new features. I wonder if Apple will start implementing those with a preview at MWSF. Then spend the next few months finalizing the OS and squashing bugs.

I think Leopard will be released late March / Early April. Makes sense cos the hoopla over Vista will be over and Apple can get the maximum press coverage possible without any distractions.

I wonder how many current OS X users will pay to upgrade to Leopard? Even a million unit sales will generate $100M in revenue. This could add a lot to Apple's bottom line in the Spring and Summer quarters.
post #97 of 152
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Originally Posted by DogGone

It is interesting that Dev build reports have not come out with any new features. I wonder if Apple will start implementing those with a preview at MWSF. Then spend the next few months finalizing the OS and squashing bugs.

I can guarantee you that you will not hear of any of the "top secret features" in the dev build reports until after MacWorld SF.
post #98 of 152
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Originally Posted by yama

The close, minimise and maximise buttons are jammed so close together I usually end up maximising a window instead of closing it or vice-versa.

I am pretty sure that is adjustable. You can even change the button sizes too, something that OS X doesn't seem to be able to do yet. It looks like that will change with Leopard.

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Windows forget the view settings I applied to them at random. Sure this happens in Mac OS X too, particularly during the 10.1 and 10.2 days, but Windows XP (and 2000) is many times worse in my experience.

I've seen Finder go against my view preferences more often in a day than Explorer does in a month. Just now, the background for one of my drives changed to a color I've never set.

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Speaking of properties, it really irks me that this is usually the only way to make any useful changes in almost all applications. There are usually no direct menu equivalents.

Without specific examples, I'm not sure what you mean that makes it different with OS X software, but that sounds similar to the gripes people have with Apple's Inspector paradigm.

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Completely inconsistent save/open dialogue box windows; some are res-izable, some are not; some have shortcuts to the desktop/my documents/etc, some do not; some remember the last folder you were in, some do not. etc...

I think that might have more to do with the developer's choice than anything else.

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And the one thing which really sums up the shitty design of the Windows UI has to be the way you edit your TCP/IP settings.

...

That's about 7 or 8 mouse clicks. I can do the same in Mac OS X in 3 mouse clicks. I should also mention that at this point I'd have about 3 windows open, none of which show up in the task bar.

It is an irritation, but it's not something that should need to be set often.
post #99 of 152
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Originally Posted by JeffDM

That would be a solution, but not a good one.

And why not?
post #100 of 152
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

And why not?

Maybe I don't know what you mean by labelling? I don't see anything in the info pane called "label".

Edit: I found it, but for one, I think it's disctracting, and two, it really doesn't do it the way I want. I want folders sorted alphabetically, then files sorted alphabetically. It's not that hard. I don't want to label every folder so it works this way.
post #101 of 152
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Originally Posted by ALPICH

I remember that Steve Jobs said that not all features of Leopard were being shown because they did not want MS to copy. But exactly how stable are they going to be if testers have not tested them. Does not sound like a great plan... Still going to buy it when it comes out though. hehe.

And why would you assume that it isn't being tested?
post #102 of 152
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Originally Posted by Abster2core

And why would you assume that it isn't being tested?

Well it isn't being tested by the wider developer community. However, I assume once these features are announced (at MacWorld I suspect) this will be addressed.
post #103 of 152
Seems rather odd that Apple hasn't revealed the "top secret features"...I'm starting to believe the people that said the "top secret features" = "we haven't started working on this stuff, so we'll pretend we can't show them yet".

I mean it's been known for almost a month now that Vista was going GM (or whatever term MS uses to signify that it's ready for manufacturing.) And yet, Apple makes tiny annoying updates to the Finder in the new builds it puts out. Why is Apple wasting time like that if they've got a new Finder...and why haven't we seen this new Finder if it's been too late for MS to even think about copying Apple's "top secret features".

Now I seriously doubt a new Finder or "Finder FTFF Edition" actually exist.

I'm starting to think these pitiful updates to the Finder is what we're going to get...with a tiny interface overhaul to the new unified look (which, I'm sorry to say, won't FTFF.)

I don't understand why Apple hasn't fired the Finder team, 4 years ago.
post #104 of 152
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol

Seems rather odd that Apple hasn't revealed the "top secret features"

Maybe they want to delay Microsoft copying them for their release after Vista. But seeing how long it has taken to ship Vista you've got to wonder why they're worrying. The little updates to the Finder do concern me but Steve wouldn't have said they were missing features if they're not there; it would be bad for business.
post #105 of 152
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Originally Posted by MacCrazy

Maybe they want to delay Microsoft copying them for their release after Vista. But seeing how long it has taken to ship Vista you've got to wonder why they're worrying. The little updates to the Finder do concern me but Steve wouldn't have said they were missing features if they're not there; it would be bad for business.

Maybe it's the case that those features were not refined enough for the current builds. Plus Jobs knows that the Devs will spill the beans if new features are included in Dev builds. He wants to make a big splash at MWSF with Leopard and get as much press as possible.
post #106 of 152
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

With my current psych treatment though as some of you who have gone through it may know, there are cognitive and memory problems... So being out of touch with web design and development, although Photoshop layer mastery is always a learning, usually-fun process (like cooking I guess), so yeah being out of touch with Dreamweaver and Flash, we'll see if I can re-learn CS3 Dreamweaver and CS3 FlashPro... Or maybe not, time to move on to a different career. I hear WallMart is hiring.... But it hasn't opened on Coruscant yet. You'd think, of all the planets in the galaxy, there's no frickin' WallMart on Coruscant!!! WTF? Tatooine has one, Alderaan used to have quite a few (pity about the whole Death-Star blowing up the whole planet thing) -- yeah the Wallmart Alderaan boss was hella pissed. Or he would've been, he was incinerated pretty much instantly. As geeky as this sounds, I've kinda moved on from Star Wars. I think.

It's all right. If I don't do something complex for awhile, I start to forget it also. It's not that unusual.
post #107 of 152
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

And yes, Melgross you will be testing 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 thoroughly for all of us. Before we jump in on 10.5.2... We'll set up a new thread - Melgross' Magnificent Magicktacular Macintoshery - now with 20% extra Magicktacularness!!

As always.
post #108 of 152
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Originally Posted by yama

Yessssss............"You just plugged something into the computer. I have no idea what it is. Let me think for a while. Hmmmmm. Oooooh! It's a USB drive! Sure, I knew that all along. Just wait for a sec now and I'll install some drivers and shit for whatever reason. Yay! Your USB drive is now ready to use!"

"Windows has detected that the USB drive you just connected IS CONNECTED! Seriously, wow! Choose from a bunch of things you might want to do. I handily put a little check mark at the bottom of the list for do this action everytime, but I'm actually gonna ignore that and ask you what to do every time you plug that sucker in"

"Click here to activate Windows. If you don't I'm gonna log you out and laugh at you."

Dude, totally. Not exaggerated at all....!!! \ Especially the bit I highlighted in Purple above. MOST ANNOYING. You can use "Ashampoo" (one of those shareware/ tweakware/ magazineware) things to turn off that "feature"...
post #109 of 152
oh dear, my eyes! too much noise
post #110 of 152
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Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.

Cube spin log in another user.

Doesn't OSX do that now?

Vinea
post #111 of 152
Huzza! Answer time!

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Originally Posted by JeffDM

I am pretty sure that is adjustable. You can even change the button sizes too, something that OS X doesn't seem to be able to do yet. It looks like that will change with Leopard.

Nope. You can certainly adjust the size of the buttons, but not the spacing between them.

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Originally Posted by JeffDM

I've seen Finder go against my view preferences more often in a day than Explorer does in a month. Just now, the background for one of my drives changed to a color I've never set.

Well, that's not my experience. Currently, I have 3 PCs at work and 2 at home running a variety of win2kpro, win2kserver, winXPhome, winXPpro and win2k3server. Plus a bunch of other fun things (Vista RC1) running on VMWare just for shits and giggles.

Anyway, all of these machines have a nasty habit of forgetting icon settings and window sizes/positions. Particularly for the contents of My Computer and Control Panels. Sub-directories within the My Pictures directory also seem to revert back to icon view every few weeks when I want to set them to thumbnails. This is the kind of crap that Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2 used to do all the time. Ever since 10.3, it's been pretty rare on both of the Macs I have at home. Maybe I'm just lucky?

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Originally Posted by JeffDM

Without specific examples, I'm not sure what you mean that makes it different with OS X software, but that sounds similar to the gripes people have with Apple's Inspector paradigm.

Hmmm. Specific examples, eh? Just off the top of my head - changing your favorites in Internet Explorer, e.g. the name or URL - the only way to do this is to right-click on the favorite and choose properties. Compare this with Safari which treats all the bookmarks like a list view which you can see and edit straight away.

The Apple Inspector is an entirely different kettle of fish, behaviour and functionality wise. It is persistent and dynamic for a start, changing depending on what you select. It is not hidden, like the properties windows and does not hijack an application window until it is dismissed. In my TCP/IP example (I love it so) I have a bunch of properties windows open - I cannot edit the first one I opened unless I close the one on top of it. Windows just bleets at me like a drunken cow without any kind of error message.


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Originally Posted by JeffDM

I think that might have more to do with the developer's choice than anything else.

Well sure, but isn't the open/save dialog provided by the OS as an API? I remember when Mac OS 8 first came out, Apple made a new version of the open/save dialog, but not all apps used it - some had the horrible one from System 7 and below which wasn't re-sizable and didn't have favorites or recent items. When OS X came along it seemed like Apple forced all developers just to use the one style of dialog. Currently Windows seems to offer developers about 3 different styles.


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Originally Posted by JeffDM

It is an irritation, but it's not something that should need to be set often.

Granted, I happened to choose that as an example which particularly stuck in my mind. I would imagine that laptop users might want to change this setting quite a lot. This is probably why most laptops come with their own software for configuring networking and wireless settings. Hell, I just use IPCONFIG or NETSTAT these days, but we're having a GUI discussion here not a CLI discussion. Although if anyone wants me to I'm sure I could moan about the idiotic keyboard shortcuts of the Windows Command Shell too
post #112 of 152
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Originally Posted by yama

Hmmm. Specific examples, eh? Just off the top of my head - changing your favorites in Internet Explorer, e.g. the name or URL - the only way to do this is to right-click on the favorite and choose properties. Compare this with Safari which treats all the bookmarks like a list view which you can see and edit straight away.

The thing I don't like is that to just rename it, Safari forces the software into that alternative view.
There is an Organize Favorites in IE, but it's not as good. But I don't use IE. I prefer Firefox for Window's organization method, I don't need to get into a different program mode to reorganize bookmarks by drag and drop. Firefox for Mac doesn't have this for some unknown reason.


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Well sure, but isn't the open/save dialog provided by the OS as an API? I remember when Mac OS 8 first came out, Apple made a new version of the open/save dialog, but not all apps used it - some had the horrible one from System 7 and below which wasn't re-sizable and didn't have favorites or recent items. When OS X came along it seemed like Apple forced all developers just to use the one style of dialog. Currently Windows seems to offer developers about 3 different styles.

It's probably given by the API but I think for compatibility reasons, updated boxes aren't forced onto the program.

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Granted, I happened to choose that as an example which particularly stuck in my mind. I would imagine that laptop users might want to change this setting quite a lot. This is probably why most laptops come with their own software for configuring networking and wireless settings. Hell, I just use IPCONFIG or NETSTAT these days, but we're having a GUI discussion here not a CLI discussion. Although if anyone wants me to I'm sure I could moan about the idiotic keyboard shortcuts of the Windows Command Shell too

I do like the OS X method of setting up network profiles, where it's easy to switch between named network settings for easy switching between commonly used network setings. For example, some network hardware as a default network address of 192.168.1.1 until it is set up, I switch to a different network profile, setup the hardware to the building network and then switch the computer network settings back with a few clicks. I haven't seen anything that's nearly as handy or nice anywhere else.
post #113 of 152
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Originally Posted by MacCrazy

oh dear, my eyes! too much noise

Sorry, but I don't do it too many times. The thing about the "OMG! You just connected a USB drive! OMFG!" was just too funny because it was just soooo true. As if you would fracking accidentally jam a USBDrive in the USB ports in the usually-hard-to-find-back-panel of PC laptops/ desktops...though some are in the front now of PC casings... If it is any consolation this last few words are in smaller type. And this whole response is in gray.
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post #114 of 152
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

Sorry, but I don't do it too many times. The thing about the "OMG! You just connected a USB drive! OMFG!" was just too funny because it was just soooo true. As if you would fracking accidentally jam a USBDrive in the USB ports in the usually-hard-to-find-back-panel of PC laptops/ desktops...though some are in the front now of PC casings... If it is any consolation this last few words are in smaller type. And this whole response is in gray.
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Let's face it, you're a manic-depressive.

That was your manic stage, and this is your depressed one.

You do switch quickly.
post #115 of 152
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Originally Posted by melgross

Let's face it, you're a manic-depressive.
That was your manic stage, and this is your depressed one.
You do switch quickly.

Heh. Tell me about it ...At least the manic and depressed states are not as full-on as before. Hell, I may even become like one of the Normals instead of an In-Valid [Bonus points to y'all that get the Gattaca reference]. (That's Gattaca not Battlestar Galactica).
post #116 of 152
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

Heh. Tell me about it ...At least the manic and depressed states are not as full-on as before. Hell, I may even become like one of the Normals instead of an In-Valid [Bonus points to y'all that get the Gattaca reference]. (That's Gattaca not Battlestar Galactica).

That was an interesting movie. I didn't think anyone remembered it.

You must be artistic.

My daughter goes to an art specialty HS here in NYC. In her freshman year, last year, I was with her and some of her friends when they went to buy art supplies. I was talking to one of her friends, and mentioned, as part of out discussion that she had mild ADD. Her friend said: "Oh, this is La Guardia, we all have ADD."
post #117 of 152
Heh. ... Gattaca is one of the most artistic Sci-Fi movies I have ever watched and remains on my top sci-fi list, grappling with the Number 1 spot next to Contact. Hitchhiker's Guide was interesting too, for it's British irreverence, but it was a bit unnerving for some reason. Anyway I watched Gattaca in Malaysia/ Australia. This is before I went to the US. So I went freakin' nuts when I visited "Gattaca Corporation" itself - the Frank L. Wright designed Marin County (just north of San Fran) city council building --- it was awesome. Just offices inside, but it was like, Gattaca!!! And the roof and overall design, fantastic. It was great camera angles and "a bit" of special effects showing the space launches in the background that really made a simple retro-futuristic ho-hum government building into something awe-inspiring... The Marin County building is sort of built into a hillside so I was running up and down the hills taking all sorts of pictures... Especially yeah, the "roof scene" where Ethan Hawke is cleaning the roof while the rockets blast off in the background. The actual roof is so tiny! Compared to how it appears in the film... Luckily there was no security to freak anyone out and people in the carparks generally ignored my antics. This was back in 2001/2002... Mind blowing for me -- you know, people outside the US, when we go to the States it's like being in a TV show and being in a Movie for most of the time... growing up watching so much US TVs and movies.... The Marin County building also has Frank L. Wright-designed gardens around it but apparently the original design was not completed.
post #118 of 152
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Originally Posted by sunilraman

Heh. ... Gattaca is one of the most artistic Sci-Fi movies I have ever watched and remains on my top sci-fi list, grappling with the Number 1 spot next to Contact. Hitchhiker's Guide was interesting too, for it's British irreverence, but it was a bit unnerving for some reason. Anyway I watched Gattaca in Malaysia/ Australia. This is before I went to the US. So I went freakin' nuts when I visited "Gattaca Corporation" itself - the Frank L. Wright designed Marin County (just north of San Fran) city council building --- it was awesome. Just offices inside, but it was like, Gattaca!!! And the roof and overall design, fantastic. It was great camera angles and "a bit" of special effects showing the space launches in the background that really made a simple retro-futuristic ho-hum government building into something awe-inspiring... The Marin County building is sort of built into a hillside so I was running up and down the hills taking all sorts of pictures... Especially yeah, the "roof scene" where Ethan Hawke is cleaning the roof while the rockets blast off in the background. The actual roof is so tiny! Compared to how it appears in the film... Luckily there was no security to freak anyone out and people in the carparks generally ignored my antics. This was back in 2001/2002... Mind blowing for me -- you know, people outside the US, when we go to the States it's like being in a TV show and being in a Movie for most of the time... growing up watching so much US TVs and movies.... The Marin County building also has Frank L. Wright-designed gardens around it but apparently the original design was not completed.

I've never been to it myself. I can tell you though, that Wright rarely finished his projects. He often let itinerant contractors finish is buildings. One problem with that was that he didn't give detailed plans, so they had to figure it out for themselves. It's why so many of his homes deteriorated. So much for digression!

I haven't seen the Hitchhikers Guide yet. I did see the British Tv series years ago. Despite the cheesy effects, it was really very good. It had the real "feel" of the book. The fifth Dr. Who , Peter Davidson, played the "Dish of the Day" in the Restaurant.
post #119 of 152
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Originally Posted by nagromme

As of Tiger, Finder's pretty good--but still not quite there: it doesn't update file details instantly in the background when I save/change a file in another app.

This is actually a task that the application has to perform. It's a trivial thing to do, but the idea is to prevent excess file movement when it's not necessary. For example, imagine if an app has some gigantic file the user opened from the desktop. When the app goes to save that file, it might save the current file stored in RAM to a temp file first, delete the old file, and move the temp file over. If the Finder updated every time that happened, the user might become suspicious of their constantly blinking and rearranging desktop files.

So I guess it's a feature, not a bug \
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post #120 of 152
Is a tabbed finder window present in Leopard? It certainly helps clear the clutter with web pages, and I think it could be a valuable tool with the Finder.

How about Apple allow global tabs for any app? Instead of having multiple windows laying around the desktop, associate them all for each app. Would clear the clutter and make my day.
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