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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in the end it's how you were raised.
by non_zero on Mon 27th Mar 2006 08:34 UTC
non_zero
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2006-03-27

I had a mac for a week, and I agreed with him on a few things, but most of those problems I never ran into.

I missed having a file "Cut" feature. I don't always want to drag files, because I rarely have the window open yet. I suppose that's just years of conditioning from something Windows allowed me to do, though.

I also agree about the nagging windows when you try to change a file extension! I tried several times and always had to answer that "Are you sure" question, and it gets tedious. It really should have a "Don't ask me again" feature.

Also noticed the drive free space not updating on the desktop.

I have mixed feelings about the zoom button. It doesn't seem to have a consistent result across all applications. Like, in Safari it resizes to fit the content of the page, in iTunes it changes to mini-mode, and in other it behaves like the maximize button.

One thing that he didn't mention was the lack of an "address bar" in Finder. In Windows I'll frequently type in the location of the folder I want to go to instead of navigating to it.

However, he probably wouldn't have most of those complaints if he had used nothing but macs all his life. Still, some are valid.

Overall I liked my mac experience. In fact, after I went back to Windows I quickly searched for decent Dock/Exposť/Spotlight clones. Apple definitely has a lot of good ideas that everyone can benefit from.

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2005-11-06

One thing that he didn't mention was the lack of an "address bar" in Finder. In Windows I'll frequently type in the location of the folder I want to go to instead of navigating to it.

In the Finder, clicking on the "Go > Go to Folder..." menu or (easier) pressing shift-command-g will make a sheet with an address bar drop down from the title bar of your active window (or will show a dialog if there are no open windows).
It supports tab completion too. For instance, type "/u" followed by TAB to have it automatically fill in /Users/ - basically the same as tab completion on the terminal. "~/" will take you to your home folder directly (or just press shift-command-h)

shift-command-g also works in file open/save dialogs btw.

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