Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:14 UTC
Mac OS X "OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed 'Cabernet', will focus on various 'power-user' enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions." Features for power users and features from iOS? Seems like an oxymoron. Still, if they manage to finally fix the Finder and Spaces, I'll be happy.
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RE[2]: I've lost all faith
by Moochman on Wed 1st May 2013 10:43 UTC in reply to "RE: I've lost all faith"
Moochman
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The snap drives me mad in Windows 7! It works really poorly on dual monitors.

BetterSnapTool actually works better than Windows 7 on multiple monitors, and it's fully customizable regarding how wide you want the "snap zone" to be. By default it's very small but still big enough that it works on multiple monitors (with some precise mouse positioning). I have it set a bit wider, but not quite as wide as on Windows, and I find that to be perfect.

Btw, a free version of most of these features is available by installing BetterTouchTool and just disabling the trackpad features. ;)

2) TotalFinder (or XtraFinder)

One day I might try it, but I have no issues with Finder personally.

Since it's just a Finder extension and it's free, why not give XtraFinder a spin? It's got a lot of really nice features. And you can always uninstall it if you don't like it.

3) Default Folder X: It lets me right-click and take action on files/folders within Open/Save dialogs!

That's actually one of the biggest security flaws in Windows.

You're talking about the security of Windows' implementation, which has nil to do with how Apple might implement it. I am talking about the user experience when performing basic file operations (not including execute) - rename, copy/paste files and create folders - it's incredibly annoying to have to open a separate Finder window and browse back to the same place just to accomplish this.

@the rest of your comments, all I can say is it comes down to preferences. ;)

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RE[3]: I've lost all faith
by henderson101 on Wed 1st May 2013 13:34 in reply to "RE[2]: I've lost all faith"
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" 3) Default Folder X: It lets me right-click and take action on files/folders within Open/Save dialogs!

That's actually one of the biggest security flaws in Windows.

You're talking about the security of Windows' implementation, which has nil to do with how Apple might implement it.
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Yes, but I understand why Microsoft did it their way. If you are going to allow half the functions that Explorer allows, why not give them all? This is why I don't see Apple's approach as wrong - i.e. a file dialog is not Finder, so you must use the correct tool for the job.

I am talking about the user experience when performing basic file operations (not including execute) - rename, copy/paste files and create folders


Well, you *can* create folders by default (though it's possible some apps disable that feature), so that's not an issue - but do you really believe that renaming a file or indeed, copy and paste have any place in a file open/save dialog? Personally, I don't. I think, as I said earlier, if you have no preconceptions or expectations, Finder doesn't really cause too many issues. It's when you bring expectations from else where that it falls down. But then, Windows doesn't have Spaces, so for me it is less optimal to use. It's all down to personal preferences, as you also identified ;-)

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