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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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10.8 All the Little Things!

In honor of the "10.7 All the Little Things!" thread on the Lion forum, I'd like to start one for Mountain Lion!

So talk about small details, little things that don't really get mentioned anywhere. Even the slightest change from Lion deserves to be noticed!

I heard someone say that the Devices list in the Finder sidebar can now be moved back to the top, for example.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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In Messages if you click the notifications bubble you can reply to an incoming message from it. Hoping that comes to iOS...
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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I heard in a video on youtube that it's going to be a software update, somebody know about that?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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Some new "Slideshows" for Screen Savers. They are pretty neat.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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I'm not 100% sure that this wasn't in Safari 5.1 but you can add the address book to the bookmarks bar (I have links to Facebook for each contact for example).
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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I know I've said several times today about the ability to move devices (or shared) to the top of the finder sidebar (finally!)

Also searching within Launchpad, instant filtering.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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In QuickLook, there's now a share button, includes Email, Message and one more thing I can't remember (not Twitter though).

Another thing I found is that using Messages, you can send files over, with no restrictions to certain types of files nor to size (for example, I was able to send the Messages beta dmg to myself over iMessage. It was pretty fast as well).
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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My favourite 'little thing' is probably that safari tabs now sync with iOS via iCloud.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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My favourite 'little thing' is probably that safari tabs now sync with iOS via iCloud.
OMG, awesome!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:12 PM   #10
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My favourite 'little thing' is probably that safari tabs now sync with iOS via iCloud.
How does this work?

I have 6 tabs open in Safari on ML and on opening Safari on my iPad I don't see any of them.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:21 PM   #11
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How does this work?

I have 6 tabs open in Safari on ML and on opening Safari on my iPad I don't see any of them.
I haven't actually installed ML yet, but I read it on The Verge, I'm guessing it will enabled in a iOS update (if it's not already enabled).
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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Yes, Tabs and Document sync aren't enabled yet.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:19 PM   #13
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how would that work tho? if i have different tabs on 3 different devices open how will it decide which ones to sync or will each device end up with like 9 tabs
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:27 PM   #14
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how would that work tho? if i have different tabs on 3 different devices open how will it decide which ones to sync or will each device end up with like 9 tabs
The second device will already be loading the tabs you had open on the first by the time you put the first one down, I would hope anyway.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:33 PM   #15
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I've been wondering how the two finger left swipe will work for Notification Center while Safari is in the foreground. Right now the two finger swipe is to go forward a page.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:55 PM   #16
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I've been wondering how the two finger left swipe will work for Notification Center while Safari is in the foreground. Right now the two finger swipe is to go forward a page.
Notification Center's swipe has to start from the very righthand edge of the trackpad.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:32 PM   #17
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-Option to save directly to iCloud from Save dialog in TextEdit (and presumably any app that supports iCloud document syncing)



-When a document that is using Versions is changed, the "Edited" in the titlebar of the document pulsates blue for a few seconds.

-"Duplicate" now has a keyboard shortcut: Cmd-Shift-S. When you select Duplicate, a copy of the current document pops out and the titlebar becomes an editable text field, allowing you to enter a new name, hit enter, and be done.



-Option to show the Displays menu item "Never," "Always," or "Automatically" (presumably only when you have a second display connected)



Safari
-New "Passwords" tab in Safari preferences

-"Tell websites not to track me" option

-Option to turn off Google/Bing/Yahoo search suggestions



-Websites can provide notifications in Notification Center



-"Display images when the page opens" option (default is obviously checked)

-Several sharing options when right-clicking on an image on a page: Email, Message, Twitter, AirDrop, and Flickr

-Ability to rename bookmarks directly in the Bookmarks Bar



Finder

-New "Share" submenu when right-clicking on a file: Email, Message, AirDrop

Dashboard

-The widgets bar along the bottom for adding new widgets has been replaced with a Launchpad-style picker - including the ability to search.



QuickTime X

-Controls remain hidden when the movie is paused
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In QuickLook, there's now a share button, includes Email, Message and one more thing I can't remember (not Twitter though).

Another thing I found is that using Messages, you can send files over, with no restrictions to certain types of files nor to size (for example, I was able to send the Messages beta dmg to myself over iMessage. It was pretty fast as well).
They have finally solved the issue that has plagued humanity since the invention of the internet.

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:59 PM   #19
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Some of these aren't "little things", but most are:
http://www.cultofmac.com/147043/30-n...minutes-video/
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:10 PM   #21
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The new tabs in Safari look like the tabs on the iPad's version of Mobile Safari.

You can launch Notification Center via a circle with a black dot inside of it, in the menu bar on the far right corner.

Launchpad icons are smaller

Location Services are disabled by default. You'll have to reenable them in order to turn on Find My Mac in the iCloud settings.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:22 PM   #22
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Awesome thread.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:29 PM   #23
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I hope people can be kind enough to post screen shots for us. Particularly that Safari iPad tab new look, it sounds very interesting. Changing over to the Chrome-styled URL address bar is exactly, in my opinion.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:32 PM   #24
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You can search google right from the safari URL bar. About time!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:14 PM   #25
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Does finder still have that ugly gray icons in ML? Or is it color again like SL?
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