Home > Mac OS X > Tiger Technical Overview available on the Chinese ADC Tiger Technical Overview available on the Chinese ADC Submitted by Guido 2004-12-12 Mac OS X 9 Comments A “Tiger Technology Overview” has been made publicly available on the Chinese ADC (PDF link): it presents some new features which have not yet been published on the public area of the main Apple Developer Connection site. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 9 Comments 2004-12-12 6:28 pm If you’ll note, the date on this document is June 30, 2004. I’m sure the information contained within is just a wee bit dated. 2004-12-12 7:05 pm Yes, it’s dated. It however, does contain a few bits of information that most of us do not know. I am still reading over it. In the document they are still calling the Apple Scrip application Automator – pipeline. 2004-12-12 10:39 pm Mac OS X “Tiger” introduces support for “resolution independent UI”, which enables users to choose between viewing more detail or a larger user interface for the same screen resolution. Although, no interface for setting this just yet. I guess for tiger all developers are going to modify their applications. (cocoa developers don’t need to do anything though). After that, Mac OS X 10.5 on 300 dpi powerbook-screens without going blind! Cool! 2004-12-12 10:52 pm i was playing around with the october build of tiger the other day, and it already felt like a step in the right direction. a lot of things have been addressed, like files not showing up instantly in finder (or on the desktop) when they are created. expose seemed smoother, and spotlight’s index started working right away even in the middle of indexing my files. automator seemed pretty cool, but not as easy as i’d hoped. it cvs ability, and was hoping to put something together like tortoise cvs were labels of different color would be added depending on its checked out/modified state, but it was not as simple as i’d hoped. i’m not a big fan of dashboard, and actually using it didn’t convince me. i hope they don’t rely on the dashboard stickies and keep the real stickies program around. by default dashboard is mapped to F12, meaning its effectively useless to all TiBook and AlBook owners until the key is remapped (F12 is the eject button for us). 2004-12-12 11:16 pm Actually my 12-inch AlBook has both a F12 & Eject button button and so does my dad’s 15-inch AlBook. My sister’s TiBook however does not have both a F12 & Eject key … 2004-12-13 12:04 am On the laptops a brief press on F12 is F12, if you keep it down for a few seconds it is interpreted as an eject command. 2004-12-13 12:26 am My 1ghz 12-inch powerbook has an F12 and an Eject button. So, in theory the 15 and 17-inch powerbooks do too. Since it is the same keyboard. 2004-12-13 6:05 pm hold down the shift key. that accesses the Function key, not the special key. the reason you have to shift to get the F key function is because people use the special functions more . 2004-12-13 6:40 pm True, however this can be changed (if I am not wrong) via System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse. At least in panther; if you check the Use the F1-F12 keys for custom actions, you’re essentialy inverting the process. I may be wrong.