Your best wish for Leopard

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in macOS edited January 2014
I am very curious what, for you, is the best reason to upgrade to Leopard.

If the answer is not in the poll, please post it as a message.

Thanks!
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  • Reply 1 of 22
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    I had to pick "new Finder," but I find the current Finder decent (if far from perfect).



    What would actually make me happiest: an updated UI, across the board. A complete visual and UI refreshment, with much deeper use of Spotlight. Including the Finder, of course, but far more reaching than just that. I want to see new ideas that Apple's been holding off for a while now, safe from Vista's prying eyes.
  • Reply 2 of 22
    A new Finder, and a more responsive operating system.
  • Reply 3 of 22
    dacloodacloo Posts: 890member
    hahah yeah, I hear ya, but if you HAD to choose?
  • Reply 4 of 22
    feynmanfeynman Posts: 1,087member
    Yeah I chose Faster and more efficient OS (GUI responds, spinning beachball, less memory use). Would anyone like to tell me why Safari sometimes comes to a snails pace with only a few minor apps open (AIM, Preview, Mail, Yahoo Messenger) with an iMac G5 2.1 with 512 MB memory? I know 512 MB is not a lot these but that should not bring Safari hanging! Sometimes I will get the BOD (beach ball of death) for about ten to twenty minutes before I can browse!
  • Reply 5 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Feynman


    Yeah I chose Faster and more efficient OS (GUI responds, spinning beachball, less memory use). Would anyone like to tell me why Safari sometimes comes to a snails pace with only a few minor apps open (AIM, Preview, Mail, Yahoo Messenger) with an iMac G5 2.1 with 512 MB memory? I know 512 MB is not a lot these but that should not bring Safari hanging! Sometimes I will get the BOD (beach ball of death) for about ten to twenty minutes before I can browse!



    Holy cow! You need to run Disk Utility (repair disk permissions).



    You might also want to run Cocktail. You have some serious problems there.
  • Reply 6 of 22
    feynmanfeynman Posts: 1,087member
    Thanks for the suggestion Spam, I'll try it out!
  • Reply 7 of 22
    keshkesh Posts: 621member
    Also, check how much free hard drive space you have. Once you get under about 5-10 gigs on your boot drive, it gets harder for the OS to maintain a decent swap space, which will slow it down again.
  • Reply 8 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,684member
    1. Top secret features

    2. Complete UI refreshment

    3. New Finder

    4. FrontRow 2.0

    5. Complete Package!! (as in iWork '07 including "Numbers" & iLife '07 included in Leopard)

    6. ZFS file system

    7. Resolution Independence

    8. Possibility to change the Zoom button's functionality to Maximize within System Preferences

    9. Get rid of that annoying gap of 3 pixels across the end the screen

    ..more later.
  • Reply 9 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Feynman


    Thanks for the suggestion Spam, I'll try it out!



    If you're running both AIM and Yahoo Messenger you might want to try Adium X. I like it a lot more than any of the IM apps out there. http://www.adiumx.com/
  • Reply 10 of 22
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    I'm starting to wonder if there is going to be a new Finder after all. Leopard's Finder has the Sneak Peek feature and its Debug menu has a lot of stuff that looks as if the engineers are testing performance. So unless that was already there but not enabled, one has to wonder what in the world they are testing performance for if this isn't going to be the Leopard Finder.
  • Reply 11 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,684member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lundy


    I'm starting to wonder if there is going to be a new Finder after all. Leopard's Finder has the Sneak Peek feature and its Debug menu has a lot of stuff that looks as if the engineers are testing performance. So unless that was already there but not enabled, one has to wonder what in the world they are testing performance for if this isn't going to be the Leopard Finder.



    Maybe under the hood it will be similar, but on the surface it will look and behave fundamentally different. That's worth thinking about, cause nobody knows for sure for sure what Apple has planned for the finder, or whatever they might change the name too
  • Reply 12 of 22
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,230moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Feynman


    Yeah I chose Faster and more efficient OS (GUI responds, spinning beachball, less memory use). Would anyone like to tell me why Safari sometimes comes to a snails pace with only a few minor apps open (AIM, Preview, Mail, Yahoo Messenger) with an iMac G5 2.1 with 512 MB memory? I know 512 MB is not a lot these but that should not bring Safari hanging! Sometimes I will get the BOD (beach ball of death) for about ten to twenty minutes before I can browse!



    Why not just relaunch Safari? One thing I've discovered is that Safari doesn't like to be left open especially if the machine is put to sleep.
  • Reply 13 of 22
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland


    Maybe under the hood it will be similar, but on the surface it will look and behave fundamentally different. That's worth thinking about, cause nobody knows for sure for sure what Apple has planned for the finder, or whatever they might change the name too



    Yeah but what I am saying is that it is just the opposite - the surface is unchanged, but there is debug in there to test performance.
  • Reply 14 of 22
    feynmanfeynman Posts: 1,087member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin


    Why not just relaunch Safari? One thing I've discovered is that Safari doesn't like to be left open especially if the machine is put to sleep.



    Because I take advantage of Tabs often and then I would lose all the tabbed windows
  • Reply 15 of 22
    dacloodacloo Posts: 890member
    Surprisingly, at this time "Faster and more efficient OS" is choice nr.1, my expectance was "a better Finder". It is really true though that MacOS is slow when it comes to the GUI and efficiency on parts.



    What I am surprised about is that Windows Vista has such high system requirements! Although it scales down with the system, requirements seem over-the-top.



    I am really curious what Leopard will bring and what not. Without a better Finder, for me, Windows works better when it comes to file management (what I do a LOT with big web/game projects).
  • Reply 16 of 22
    galleygalley Posts: 971member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Feynman


    Because I take advantage of Tabs often and then I would lose all the tabbed windows



    Saft will save groups of tabbed windows for you. 8)
  • Reply 17 of 22
    A snazzy and consistent new GUI which has the same 'Wow' that 'lickable' had years back. (Now that Vista appears to have caught up some of the Aqua 'lustre' as far as screen shots go...



    Lemon Bon Bon
  • Reply 18 of 22
    nerudaneruda Posts: 427member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dacloo


    I am very curious what, for you, is the best reason to upgrade to Leopard.

    If the answer is not in the poll, please post it as a message.

    Thanks!



    New, multithreaded Finder, a more responsive GUI (I hate the spinning beachball, make it go away please!), and the ability to run Windows programs through OS X (long shot, but one can still dream).



    FTFF:

    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Hom...D7C658A01.html
  • Reply 19 of 22
    i realy do not see what is wrong with the finder? compared to windows explorer or what ever its called. when im at school i do not have a clue where i am sometimes, so to speak. with the finder, i can go where ever i want, very quickly. sometimes the best way with windows is to just close the window and start over. but yeh, in reply to the thread. umm. new gui, im not liking the brushed metal any more. time machine, yeh, should be a laugh.
  • Reply 20 of 22
    dacloodacloo Posts: 890member
    let's not turn this into an Explorer VS Finder thread, but just vote on whatever you like to see :-)
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