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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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OS X 10.9 to Bring Enhancements to Finder, Safari, Multiple Monitor Support, and Multitasking




9to5Mac shares some details on Apple's upcoming OS X 10.9 operating system, noting that the update will focus in large part on "power-user" features while also incorporating a few more concepts from the company's iOS operating system. Among the enhancements said to be included in OS X 10.9, codenamed "Cabernet":

- New tabbed browsing and tags in Finder
- Redesigned backend for Safari to bring "improved page loading, speed, and efficiency"
- Ability to keep a dedicated Space or full-screen app open on a single monitor within a multiple monitor setup

On the user interface side, the report suggests that there will be some changes, but that they "will not be drastic ones". As part of a management shakeup late last year, Apple's hardware design chief Jonathan Ive also took on responsibility for the Human Interface group on the software side, and it seems to be unclear how widely any changes resulting from his vision will show up in OS X 10.9.

Today's report also indicates that Apple has been working on new ideas for multitasking that could be included in OS X 10.9, drawing some inspiration from iOS.
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According to one source, Apple has been testing a new multi-tasking system for OS X that is similar to the quick-app-switcher function on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The multitasking feature will be functional for applications in the background, according to this person. Additionally, Apple could use app-pausing technologies from iOS to pause background application processes in OS X. This is significant as full performance could be given to foreground apps, which could help optimize battery life on Apple's notebook computers.
Finally, the report draws into question previous claims of Siri integration in OS X 10.9, suggesting that changes to Apple's management structure have led to a complete reexamination of feature plans, and thus it is now unclear to what extent Siri will be integrated into OS X 10.9.

Apple will be showing off its next versions of both OS X and iOS and its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June 10-14 in San Francisco. Last week, tickets for the conference sold out in two minutes.

Article Link: OS X 10.9 to Bring Enhancements to Finder, Safari, Multiple Monitor Support, and Multitasking
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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Power user features....nice! Tabbed browsing in Finder is a def. plus.

Dual Monitor Setup is also a long time coming.

How about some iWork and Aperture love!
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Excellent Looking forward to the release.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:49 AM   #4
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wait... so are you seriously saying that safari... will be... "snappier"?
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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"Redesigned backend for Safari to bring "improved page loading, speed, and efficiency" Does this mean safari will seem snappier?
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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I try to give Apple the benefit of the doubt when most people bash the company, but I have to say, features like multi-monitor support for full screen applications should have been done right from the beginning, or at the very least made right in OS upgrades like Mountain Lion, when they had already had more than enough time to review customer complaints, analyze the technical aspects, and test any improvements. That being said, I'm looking forward to the new features described in the article.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:50 AM   #8
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hum... might just spring for the next revision of the imac to take advantage of the new features. My 2007 is getting a bit long in the tooth.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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Better multi monitor support for OSX is definately something I'm looking forward to. Currently it's a joke compared to Windows 8 running in bootcamp on the same macbook.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:51 AM   #10
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Thank the LORD for the improved multiple display support. I've been waiting for that one for a long time!
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I wonder how the new multitasking system will work...What things won't be able to run in the background?
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I wonder how the new multitasking system will work...What things won't be able to run in the background?
I assume it will be configurable by the developer.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:53 AM   #14
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Finally decent multimonitor support. Long. Overdue.
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According to one source, Apple has been testing a new multi-tasking system for OS X that is similar to the quick-app-switcher function on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The multitasking feature will be functional for applications in the background, according to this person. Additionally, Apple could use app-pausing technologies from iOS to pause background application processes in OS X. This is significant as full performance could be given to foreground apps, which could help optimize battery life on Apple's notebook computers.
That's "power-user" feature?

I hope it doesn't suck if it's ported to OS X. The first thing I did when I installed OS X Lion/ML was to disable automatic termination.
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Snappier Safari?
Tabbed Finder Browsing???
BRING IT 8)
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:54 AM   #17
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yay, for multi-monitor improvements!

http://media.tumblr.com/0c6257f70521...o1c1qz4rgp.gif
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:54 AM   #18
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This is all good news, as long as the new backgrounding systems aren't a disaster. Which after Lion I'm not super confident about.

It would also be nice if they would shamelessly steal some of Windows 7's window management ideas.
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The dual display issue has been here since 10.7. Fixing it isn't a feature, it's a bug fix and they should be embarrassed that it's taken two MAJOR OS releases to correct the issue.
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Finally some news on OS X!

I really really hope they do some under the hood improvements... 10.7 and 10.8 have been nowhere near as fast as 10.6 in my experience. I hope they bring some colour back to finder too...
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Actual release frame?

So Mountain Lion was announced in February 2012, and released in July 2012. Does that mean that if 10.9 is announced at the WWDC, itīll be 5/6 months before the public release?
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I try to give Apple the benefit of the doubt when most people bash the company, but I have to say, features like multi-monitor support for full screen applications should have been done right from the beginning,
Most folks don't need it when you look at power users v common ones. What that vast majority needs is a system that doesn't crash because Safari is a
RAM hog, or time machine backups not working, or wifi that is crapped out by an update etc

Heck the common user doesn't typically even use the fast switcher in Mac OS even though its been there for generations and its the essentially the same keystroke as Windows. (Yep there's a fast switcher already)
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:57 AM   #25
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9to5Mac has the code name as "Cabernet" (not "Cabaret"), which is more likely to be accurate based on Apple's past use of wine for internal OS X code names (Merlot, etc).

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