Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 15th Dec 2006 00:10 UTC
Mac OS X "There are probably a lot of features and functions that Apple could -- and probably will -- add to OS X. But we're not pointing out missing features; we're focusing on 15 of the little things already in OS X that need refinement or rethinking based on our everyday use of Macs." More here.
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My favorites...
by Morin on Fri 15th Dec 2006 16:31 UTC
Morin
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2005-12-31

- On Macbook Pro (don't know for other laptops), the function keys should work as function keys by default and as laptop hardware control (e.g. brightness) only when Fn is pressed, and NOT the other way round.

- Two-finger-scrolling should work also when you are dragging an item. This is especially annoying in finder when you'd have to scroll to make a folder visible where you want to drop files.

- Shutting the lid while the laptop is shutting down the OS should not make it go to sleep mode (and complete the OS shutdown when opened again), but simply complete the OS shutdown and ignore the lid.

- ctrl-click in spotlight should do the same as ctrl-click in finder (i.e. open the file context menu), and not the same as a normal click in spotlight (ie. open the file with an application).

There was another point I had in mind but I forgot it...

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RE: My favorites...
by wargum on Fri 15th Dec 2006 20:12 in reply to "My favorites..."
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

»the function keys should work as function keys by default and as laptop hardware control (e.g. brightness) only when Fn is pressed«

You can do that! Look in the System Preferences. I can't remember the exact location and name of the checkbox (I have a desktop Mac, so the option is not available), but I think it is under 'Keyboard & Mouse' -> 'Keyboard'. Check it out.

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RE[2]: My favorites...
by Morin on Fri 15th Dec 2006 21:11 in reply to "RE: My favorites..."
Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

Thanks! I looked there once but strangely didn't find it. Anyway I think this should be selected by default to be consistent with non-laptops.

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