Lion's Best New Feature

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by A Macbook Pro, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    Lion's best new feature, for me, is without any doubt being able to go back and forward between web pages with a 2 finger swiper to the side on trackpad or 1 finger on a magic mouse. My one issue with this though is I can't start using the previous page immediately, it kinda refreshes. This feature would be so amazing if I could immediately start using the previous page.

    Try it, what do you think?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    TRIM support is the best feature to me. That and spotlight previews.
  3. macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I'm really liking the new look for mail. Makes it very iOS.
  4. macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2010
    Oakdale, New York

    Maybe somebody can make a Safari Extension that makes it so it automatically caches the previous page so it will automatically have the page ready to go. O and speaking of that I guarantee theres gonna be an extension thats gonna enable that swipe to the previous page feature in every other browser no. And wait just because that feature got enabled because of Lion, Safari doesn't usually get updated with the OS, for some reason they did this time so that doesn't really count as a feature of Lion, its a feature of Safari. SO that can't be your favorite feature.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    Safari has this feature because of Lion's advanced gesture support. So it isn't coming to Snow Leopard.
  6. macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2010
    Oakdale, New York
    Other browsers, same OS.

    Ok, but what about people who don't use Safari all the time on their Macs. I' sure an extension will come to Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. So Mac users can enjoy this feature in 3rd party browsers as well as the first party browser.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    The things that wow'd me:

    - Auto-correct in Safari (and wherever else)
    - two-finger swiping through Safari history
    - Inverted scrolling
    - New Mail, Address Book, iCal

    The things that I didn't care so much about:

    - Gestures
    - Launchpad
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    just use better touch tool, im using it in SL and it supports gestures with up to 11 fingers while Lion only supports 4(yes I know most people dont have 11 fingers) ive been using it four a couple of years know and dont know how id live w/o it. My firefox is set up like this, 3finger swipe left/right=back/forward 1 page, 3 finger swipe up/down=HOME/END keys, two finger twist switches between tabs and 4 finger click refreshes the page.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    Guys, do you know which feature is earth-shattering for a lot of us, I think?

    Ability to install major OS update on the same machine where the installer resides, thus not needing external drive, DVD or second partition.

    That is a major one. I'm truly impressed. :eek:
  10. macrumors 6502

    Steve Ballmer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    Liking the new Multi-Touch gestures, though they will take some getting used to.
  11. macrumors member

    May 5, 2009
    The Device management features in the server settings are awesome. You can remote wipe and lock your Mac or your IOS device from the web!

    Image your Mac is stolen, you can login onto your server from your phone (with a slick IOS optimized site) and send a remote wipe command.

    I tried a lock, and it restarted the computer and was stuck at a unique lock screen waiting for a one time password I entered.

    Also it's awesome that the Mac can now import .mobileconfig files.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    Wait, is this option available only to those that choose to install Lion Server from the installer? If so, I very much regret I opted out of the custom install. :(
  13. macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    yeah thats quite cool! the installer extracts all the install packages to the drive and an image of a bootable installer (like the SL install disc) which is booted from after restarting and installs the packages.
  14. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    For me:

    Dictionary popup
    New Mail
    Full screen swiping (when more apps are working with it, like iWork)

    But the other iOS like features are really growing on!

    "Launchpad, no one needs that....." - I keep using it all the time now.... !
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    I like it, but I wish it was 3-finger instead of 2-finger. For me, 2-finger has always been scroll (yes, even horizontal scroll), and 3-finger has been reserved for navigation.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
    We've had three finger side scrolling for years that goes back/forward in the web history?

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