Mac OS 10.7 Lion - Wishlist

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Paulywauly, Oct 13, 2010.

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    Paulywauly

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    What features would you like to see in Apples new desktop OS?

    (Yes i know the name hasnt been officially announced yet, but the poster from next weeks media event says it all really!)
     
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    ravenvii

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    Easy: fix expose so it's back to the way it was in Leopard and prior!
     
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    Reduced sizes across all apps if they aren't adding anything to them. Safari can lag at times due to it's bloatness.
     
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    This and bluray support maybe even integration with ps3 and xbox if possible somehow
     
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    quagmire

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    Resolution Independence. So you don't have to take the screen off its native resolution to be able to see the words, etc. Much like the iPhone with its retina display. Resolution went up, but you could still read the words.

    This will help with my dad because his eye sight is not the best and he keeps on making everything blurry on their 27" iMac by bumping down the resolution so he can read.
     
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    Kilamite

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    This is my biggest hope, and Apple really have to do it this time. It was a feature originally advertised for Leopard.. what, 4 years ago?
     
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    I concur.
     
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    I’d rather they caught up with some of the smaller issues before doing anything fancy…

    Finder
    • Tabbed Finder windows.
    • Cut and paste files.
    • Folders in path bar to be spring loaded.
    • Search: ability to display all results at once, not first 10k only; ability to copy and paste more than 10 results at once
    • Easy way to get a file or folder’s path.
    • Ability to Quick Look a folder and see its contents
    • Ability to do things like rename files whilst in Open/Save dialog boxes
    • View zip file contents, add to zip file

    Servers
    • Easy way to connect to servers on login without Finder windows opening.
    • Finder windows to properly update when files are changed (e.g. date modified doesn’t update until selecting that file)
    • Servers to always show up in the Finder sidebar

    Other
    • Dashboard widgets to load themselves on login, not on the first activation of Dashboard
    • More powerful Automator - it never quite does enough
    • Consistent shortcut keys for home, end etc.
    • Ability to prevent icons in the Dock from endlessly bouncing
     
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    +3 from the HTPC crowd. It's been around for years now but still not implemented...
     
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    Fast OS switching so I don't have to reboot every time I come out of bootcamp.
     
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    chrmjenkins

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    Full openGL 4.0 compliance and much better graphic driver maintenance.
     
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    roadbloc

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    Low system requirements. 512MB of ram should be the limit for an OS in my world.
     
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    Get rid of the base 10 nonsense. I'm sorry Steve, but 1000KB≠1MB.
     
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    ravenvii

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    I actually like the base 10 "nonsense". What it says on the computer is what it says on my harddrive's specs.

    Moreover, base 10 has been proved to be full of win. The metric system, for one.

    It's a good move forward. Only computer geeks and spec-heads need to know the actual 1024-based numbers.
     
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    Paulywauly

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    apple will have learned alot from the development of IOS over the past few years, so much so that my ipad and iphone perform much faster doing day to things than my new imac. im hoping that the developers put that experience to good use for 10.7!
     
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    chrmjenkins

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    Yeah, the only real problem you get is the cognitive dissonance when someone quotes or lists something in base 2 numbers. In reality, they're often not that off to matter anyway.
     
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    Instant switch on to Windows Boot Camp partition. Less bloat. More speed. More stability. More GPU acceleration. Cleaner UI. Better energy management settings. More multitouch features.
     
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    I asked for these features in a past thread:

    1. Resolution Independence (It actually got worse in Snow Leopard.)
    2. System-wide Touch (Where are you? Windows 7 has it built-in.)
    3. ZFS or new Apple file system (Time Machine needs you badly.)
    4. Marble (We need a unified UI.) [Marble has since been confirmed to be Xcode 4, not a unified UI for OS X.]
    5. Original concept of Stacks as Virtual Folders (Bring back the Stacks feature that was originally demoed where Stacks acted as a virtual folder for any set of random items in the Finder. Let saved Spotlight searches become Stacks also.)

    Other wishes:

    1. Revamped Display preferences with built-in Plex-like overscan adjustment for HDTVs and better resolution detection. (Snow Leopard has made an attempt, but more work is needed.)[This has been added for certain videos cards including the latest MacBooks and the new Mac mini although it’s not as good as Plex’s.]
    2. System-wide Media Sharing. (Using the Sharing preference pane instead of requiring iTunes or iPhoto to be open. DLNA certification with built-in media transcoding would be nice also.)
    3. Bring back QuickTime Pro X, drop the ability to install QuickTime 7. (And drop the $30 charge for Pro X.)
    4. Refine the 3D Dock so it doesn't take up as much space both vertically and horizontally.
    5. Fix iCal so you don't have to launch Inspector or Get Info to adjust events.
    6. Put contextual services back like the Snow Leopard beta seeds where they mimic the new Services menu complete with organization and application icons.
    7. Officially support AirPort Extreme AirDisk drives as Time Machine backup drives with built-in formatting accessible from AirPort Utility. Add disk repair functions (from Disk Utility) to both Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme to fix minor disk problems with internal (Time Capsule) and external (AirPort Extreme) AirDisks.
    8. More integration between iCal, Mail and Address Book (Dare I say combine them a la Microsoft Outlook?).
     
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