[quote]Originally posted by pioneer:
<strong>I have to say I really really like the sytem they made for OS X. It's just so logical!
I can see where your comming from there but I just hate the fact that I have to deal with a shifting menu bar all the time.</strong><hr></blockquote>
You can set the application menu to only display the icon, which of course has a fixed size.
[quote]<strong>Also I can't tell you the number of times I've clicked on the clock looking for one app or another.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Yeah, but you'll grow out of that. There's an important difference between interface flaws and interface features that you aren't accustomed to. Should OS X have the close box on the other side to accomodate new Windows users?
[quote]<strong>I'm not sure what you guys mean by "spring loaded".</strong><hr></blockquote>
Spring loaded folders are so called because they spring open when you hold a file over them for a second or so. They're part of OS 9's drag-and-drop file manipulation that allows you to drill down through nested folders. They all spring shut when you drop the file, too, to reduce clutter.
A nice feature, which I'd like to see adapted for the new Column View (hold a file over a folder, and CV auto-opens the next column to that folder).
[quote]<strong>The option to stick the trash, or at least an alias of it, on the desktop.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I believe there are third-party utilities to do that. I don't understand why people want it, though, since I've always hated having to move a bunch of windows around just to trash something. Also, the old trash wasn't in a fixed place. I had OS 9 tuck it in the upper left hand corner of the desktop once after I told it to Clean Up. That was confusing.
[quote]<strong>Multiple desktops would be really cool.</strong><hr></blockquote>
If done right. I'd look for a third party tool to do that.
[quote]<strong>Re-add the control strip or a variation of it. </strong><hr></blockquote>
Enh. That's just more clutter. The little utility menus take care of some of that functionality, and the Dock handles the rest.
[quote]<strong>Put some of the key "little" apps like stickies, notepad, applesysprofiler, keyboard, puzzle
.. etc somewhere more accesible than the application folder. This would be solved by making the apple menu customizable.</strong><hr></blockquote>
It's more easily solved by putting the Utilities folder (and/or the Applications folder) in the Dock.
[quote]<strong>I don't know how well received this will be but I'd like to see every open window to be in the dock as well a la windows task bar. I find I never remember to minimize my windows and I'm left hunting through layers or using the window menu from within each app.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Gack! A horrible answer to a small problem. That's the worst aspect of the taskbar, because once you have a lot of windows open it becomes all but worthless. I actually hide the taskbar on my Windows box at work for that reason - it only gets in my way. Get used to minimizing windows.
A more elegant solution, which I've seen others propose, is to have the windows accessible from the Dock menus for each app. That would add functionality without cluttering up the interface at the top level.
[quote]<strong>This is annoying as you have to switch into the app your looking for inorder to bring up the proper window menu. I realize you can do this by cntrl-clicking each icon in the dock</strong><hr></blockquote>
Or just clicking.
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