Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 26th Mar 2006 23:53 UTC
Mac OS X Informit.com's very own Mac Reference Guide, Owen Linzmayer, again risks the slings and arrows of Apple's most ardent admirers with another look at how Tiger rubs him wrong. Take a look at "Ten More Things I Hate About Mac OS X" to see if you recognize any of your own pet peeves. Elsewhere on the same site, this chapter covers the initial installation and setup of Mac OS X Tiger, either as a fresh installation, or as an upgrade from a previous version. Detailed instructions are given to help you set your Mac up just how you want it.
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RE: More peeves
by Big Al on Mon 27th Mar 2006 03:11 UTC in reply to "More peeves"
Big Al
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2005-06-29

I'll second your number 10. I've had no problems with Windows, Linux and BeOS file navigation but I still have problems using the OS X way. This is about the only non-intuitive thing in the OS that I've encountered - everything else makes logical sense but the finder is just wierd.

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RE[2]: More peeves
by MikeGA on Mon 27th Mar 2006 09:58 in reply to "RE: More peeves"
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2005-07-22

Interesting the way different people like to use their machines. I've always found the "tree" view in Windows to be irritating and confusing.

I much prefer the "column" view that the Finder provides (although I agree with the author that one should be able to have the columns auto-resize).

Still, like I say, everyone is different, so perhaps Apple should allow this "tree" view for navigation.

Regards the Cutting of files, I personally feel that Apple got this one right. With any document etc. (Windows or OS X) if you cut some text, but then overwrite the clipboard with something else, that text is lost.

Obviously, you don't really want to be able to "lose" a file this easily. Windows handles this by not really "cutting" the file until you "paste" it. So in reality, it is just a delayed "Move" command. Now, to my mind this is bad simply because it is inconsistent.

Apple's approach is simply to disallow "Cut" for files therefore avoiding both loss of file and inconsistent behaviour. For me, I find the whole spring-loaded-folders concept to be a perfectly adequate (perhaps even superior) alternative.

Although, like I said, everyone's different. Perhaps, there should be a box in the Finder prefs to enable cutting of files, with a warning about the risk.

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