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Noisy
Feb 18, 2012, 02:51 AM
Finally!

They made this nasty option "Reopen windows when logging back in" officially adjustable in 10.8! When you disable that option in General settings , that checkbox is no longer checked by default when you reboot your Mac or log off!

There were so many complaints about that, and it's hard to believe they couldn't fix it in Lion - that was an obvious design flaw.



yeah
Feb 18, 2012, 07:32 PM
Finally :d

JohnBorgen
Apr 19, 2012, 09:29 AM
I've only been using a Mac for a couple of months but would really like to turn this feature off.

I'm finding that I'm on 10.7.3 and if I check for software updates, I'm up to date. Is 10.8 a paid for upgrade?

Kate.
Apr 19, 2012, 09:32 AM
I've only been using a Mac for a couple of months but would really like to turn this feature off.

I'm finding that I'm on 10.7.3 and if I check for software updates, I'm up to date. Is 10.8 a paid for upgrade?

10.8 Mountain Lion will be released this summer. These guys are talking about the developer's preview.

JohnBorgen
Apr 19, 2012, 09:32 AM
I see that it's only released for developers and won't be available until late summer 2012.

I'm sorry for cluttering the thread. I was really happy to find a method to remove this "feature" and I posted without checking things out completely.

azpc
Apr 19, 2012, 01:31 PM
Great news. I wonder if they are working on the rest of my list?

Versions - Great Idea, implementation needs refinement

Versions needs to provide users with an option to change default behavior for specific apps. Versions can be useful in Pages or Numbers but it can be a real irritant in Preview. An option to change Versions default behavior for a specific app could be placed inside of Get Info. My clients and I would love to have the ability to turn off versions for several apps.

Restore Save As along with Save A Version - Save As did two things easily, new name, new location. The new system of Duplicate, Save A Version and Export is not as easy or useful as Save As. Windows switchers in particular are irate over the loss of Save As.

Resume – Good Idea, implementation needs refinement

Resume needs to provide users with an option to change default behavior for specific apps. Resume can be useful in Safari but it can be a real irritant in Preview or Quicktime. An option to change Resume's default behavior for a specific app could be placed inside of Get Info. Clients will be satisfied with the ability to turn off Resume. (What if payroll was the last document open)?

Please See:

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/09/07/apple_mac_os_x_lion_the_nanny_os/


Automatic Application Termination - modify implementation

Automatic Termination needs an option to change system wide default behavior. Automatic Application Termination might be useful for some users but it can be a real irritant for experienced users. Clients frequently open up programs such as Grab and Preview and switch to them as necessary via the dock or command tab. These programs frequently don't have an open window, however, they are used for a minute or two several times an hour.

When the application automatically terminates without user permission, it is the same to the user as an application crash!

Please See http://vimeo.com/34711608

AutoSave

Initially, my clients and I thought this feature was going to be great. However, we have discovered that we work with a lot of files that we don't always want to save. PDF files, experimental photo modifications, trial letters etc. We really don't want all of these extra files cluttering up our computers. AutoSave needs to provide users with an option to change the default behavior for specific apps. AutoSave can be useful in Pages or Numbers but it can be a real irritant in Preview. An option to change AutoSave default behavior for a specific app could be placed inside of Get Info.

Restore option for colored icons in finder sidebar - Colored icons really help in providing tech support to clients.

Restore Quick Look – zoom in on pdfs.

Columns that resize properly in “Kind View".

Optional restoration of scroll arrows

This is a major issue when the computer requires small steady input - photo and video editing, spreadsheets, databases etc.

Please see https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3252617?start=0&tstart=0

Mouse Speed & Acceleration

Need an option to set both mouse pointer speed and acceleration curve. (Most frequent complaint I receive from former Windows users).

Green Zoom Button Behavior

Option in System Preferences to set Green Zoom button to Window Maximize - (Window fills screen except for Dock). As it stands now it is up to each developer how this function works therefore the behavior is very inconsistent. Second most frequent complaint I receive from Windows switchers.

Client Comment:

"I have looked at the iMac carefully, as my kids have one at home. Even though I'd like to switch to Apple, I find two issues with the Mac unacceptable for my purposes .

The inability to fully maximize a program is irritating, as I am used to doing that regularly. Also the cursor movements with the mouse are too jerky. Unfortunately these 2 features will force me to continue down the Microsoft OS path."

Mission Control - Add a single checkmark in System Preferences to allow ungrouped windows to appear when Mission Control is activated.

If you agree, please send this note to Apple at www.apple.com/feedback

wpotere
Apr 19, 2012, 01:34 PM
So basically they are making great changes in Mountain Lion that should have been fixed in Lion and then going to charge for it....

Yep, sounds like Lion is going to be Apple's Windows ME. I would call it Vista, but at least Microsoft FIXED Vista.

Cougarcat
Apr 19, 2012, 01:58 PM
So basically they are making great changes in Mountain Lion that should have been fixed in Lion and then going to charge for it....

Yep, sounds like Lion is going to be Apple's Windows ME. I would call it Vista, but at least Microsoft FIXED Vista.

They haven't announced pricing yet. It might be free for anyone who bought Lion in the MAS.

wpotere
Apr 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
They haven't announced pricing yet. It might be free for anyone who bought Lion in the MAS.

Doubt it, but I suppose it could.