What fixes/additions would you most like to see in OS 10.2?

in macOS edited January 2014
Topic says it all. I'm not that familiar with OS X, but this topic has not yet been started, so here it is.


  • Reply 1 of 110
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    I think the Finder should be Dock aware.
  • Reply 2 of 110
    ? Option-Double Click to have Windowshade

    ? Spring-loaded folders!

    ? Real Theme support

    ? A bunch of other stuff I can't remember but they were really good ideas.
  • Reply 3 of 110
    USB Printer Sharing.

    That's the *only* thing missing for me. I'm even satisfied with the speed.
  • Reply 4 of 110
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    Multi-session burning.
  • Reply 5 of 110
    Oh, and the Font/DA Mover.
  • Reply 6 of 110
    kaboomkaboom Posts: 286member
    - Labels

    - Spring Loaded Folders

    - Fix Column view. The Column that you are on should be completely in view. When you click on a column that is partially hidden, it doesn't slide into full view. If you arrow through, however, it does. Inconsistency. I hate it. Also, the default behavior of the resize tab in column view should be to resize ONE column, not all. Option-clicking should resize all.

    - Make the "pinning" for the dock an option. Hacking it is not acceptable!

    - Option for small/sizeable icons in the Finder toolbar.

    - Windowshade option. Minimizing to the dock is fine but I want the option to window shade as well. (Yes, I have bought windowshade x but that doesn't excuse apple from leaving it out.)

    - Fix the List view. Put the shading of columns back. Option clicking on triangles doesn't open all subfolders.

    - Italicize alias names. The alias arrow is all but invisible in column view. Also, it's easier to distinguish aliases with italicized names.

    Just gimmie a little while, I think of some more.
  • Reply 7 of 110
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    Windowshade probably wont ever get implemented.
  • Reply 8 of 110
    Spring loaded folders and usb printer sharing.

  • Reply 9 of 110
    [quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:

    <strong>Windowshade probably wont ever get implemented.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    WindowShade when the Dock is hidden seems like a good compromise...
  • Reply 10 of 110
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    [quote]Originally posted by owenc:


    WindowShade when the Dock is hidden seems like a good compromise...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    But you forget Steve doesn't compromise.
  • Reply 11 of 110
    No, I want an option key trigger or something. Seriously, how hard would that be?
  • Reply 12 of 110
    gordygordy Posts: 1,004member
    Scheduled wakeup and sleep
  • Reply 13 of 110
    Option to auto-hide dock when in Classic applications (like the way iMovie does it).
  • Reply 14 of 110
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Spring-loaded folders are coming...aside from that, Labels and additional Finder Toolbar icons would be nice (delete, dupilicate, a real find function, etc.).
  • Reply 15 of 110
    fscking Rage Pro drivers!
  • Reply 16 of 110
    An option (to set a default) to have every finder window that always opens in a specific view [column] with the window a specific size [rather wide] and a specific column width.

    I hate opening new finder windows, or switching from icon to column view and having these skinny columns and a small window that barely shows two columns. Maybe it should be something like:

    Default view: column

    Default column width: 100

    Default visible columns: 3

    Small item that would increase productivity through consistency.

    And I don't quite enjoy minimizing windows to the dock, and I'm not a big fan of windowshade. (And I can't suggest an alternative)... The perfect solution has not been found in my mind.

    I would also like a way for things downloaded to the "Desktop" NOT to appear on the desktop but still to reside in the desktop folder. Perhaps I can change where IE and Omniweb deposit their downloads. I want to see drives on the desktop, but not the assortment of downloads that clutter the desktop.

    And I don't think I like how in 10.1.1 all the desktop icons slide to the left by a large margin when I have the Dock on the right...
  • Reply 17 of 110
    oh, and rage pro drivers
  • Reply 18 of 110
    Ability to uuse all smartmedia adapters.

    And a theme panel.
  • Reply 19 of 110
    -Finder Labels

    -fix navigation behavior using arrow keys in Open/Save dialogs

    -make the columns in the first Finder window actually be the size you've set them

    -fix 'Keep Arranged By' behavior on desktop

    -make every Finder window be the 'Global' setting by default, unless you've changed it to something else (not the other way 'round, as it is now)

    -addendum: once you've changed a Finder window to something else, make it remember that setting!

    UGH, some of these things just seem so obvious...
  • Reply 20 of 110
    [*]*Working* classic window buffering[*]fix this bug (Cocoa apps):

    [*]and fix this bug (Carbon apps):

    <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/starfleet/.Movies/WidgetBugCarbon001.mov"; target="_blank">32 KB movie clip</a> (yes, 32 kilobytes)[*]redesign the standard open/save dialogs so they are actually usable and don't glitch out with a keyboard (bring back Navigation Services?)[*]thread Sherlock so you can stop searches without having to force-quit the app[*]QuickTime... ugh... 'nuf said.[*]improve Finder's network code[*]ability to close windows minimized in the dock[*]bring the terminal back up to 10.0.x speeds (WTF happened?)[*]improved text-to-speech (low priority)[*]faster/improved "help" system[*]replace the pax format in the installer packages with tar or some other type[*]"smart" icon names color in the finder (if in a dark Finder window, make names a lighter color so they are visible)[*]grey out the "back" in the Finder toolbar when you can't go back (it's already disabled, but there's no visual cue!)[*]sound input options in Sys Prefs[*]abitlity to disable specific monitor resolutions/refresh rates in Sys Prefs (some apps don't play nice with the monitor when changing the screen res)[*]more info when emptying the trash (again, WTF?)[*]fix the "invisible bar cursor" when editing names in the Finder and when typing in other certain apps[*]more contexual menu support[*]unify/clean up the HIToolbox for cyring out loud![*]much less reliance on file name extensions!! ARRGG!![*]tix the "resetting clock" bug that was introduced with 10.1 to SCSI users (may be fixed in 10.1.1 but I haven't gotten that yet-- long story)[*]and, of course, a 64-bit clean version for the G5

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    By the way, I do not support Apple including the ability to "theme" Mac OS X. This should be left to the hackers and experienced users. We all know themes were axed from 8.5 for two very good reasons: brand recognition and tech support. I do, however, wish Apple would fix the obviously very inefficient HIToolbox framework so Carbon and Cocoa apps share the same resources. One last time everybody... WTF?

    [edit] I keep adding stuff!!

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