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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Blakeasd, Apr 16, 2011.
Looks horribly out-of-place.
Still a major pain deleting non-App-Store apps.
'Awaiting HI design.'
wth this looks like sth from a 1980 "future" movie
Good catch OP. It's clear that they're getting ready to implement the iOS style modal dialog boxes, but I hope they don't make them as restricted as they are on iOS. I'm interested to see what the final implementation will be like.
I kind of like the iOS style dialogue boxes. I was wondering if Apple was ever going to get around to adding them to Lion, and it's nice to see now they they do intend to.
I wonder if when Lion debuts in Summer it will have a systemwide pop-up notification system for Apps. This would let users receive updates about new mail, software updates, etc. without having applications open. Basically, what Growl currently does, but integrated into the OS.
Haha. it almost looks like it's right out of an apple patent.
Launchpad as been evolving right before our eyes. i love it.
Has anyone noticed that you can now Click and drag to get to different launchpad pages? I noticed that the other day and it was pretty cool.
Also; is launchpad a port of the code that makes up the home screen in springboard?
Yea you could do that in the 1st developer preview. Its just like moving apps from page to page on an iPod.
No, I dint mean the movement of apps. Getting around to different pages. Before it didn't work like it did in iOS, but now it does. You can click anywhere on the blurred background and drag the pages around. It's super neat. I don't remember this being case in dp1 or stock dp2
Any good news on how to remove Launchpad applications. The old solutions seems not working on this third preview...
Removing apps in DP2r2 is the same way as in DP2r1.
Try: while holding down command+option+control, mouse-click and hold any app icon until it stops wiggling; while still holding down command+option+control, mouse-click the icon again to remove it.
After pressing all those buttons, they still bring up a dialog to ask if we're sure that we want to delete the app?! Maybe some people just press all the keys on their keyboard and click random apps by accident!
Are they joking? Seriously, do they expect people to use Launchpad instead of the Finder when in the Finder all you have to do is drag your app to the Trash? Or do they not want people to delete apps? In that case, do they want us to pile up hundreds of apps that we only downloaded to see if we like them, and then never use them again? Maybe this is some sort of joint agreement with hard drive manufacturers
What happened to being able to drag and drop things? The Launchpad is just a huge full screen app preventing you from communicating with Finder windows and the Trash... You can't even drag a file to an app icon to open it with the app? How is this better than the Finder?
Some user pointed that just alt+click did the same thing. I don't know if that's true, anyway, this is a developer preview, no the final Lion, there is no way apple realease something that needs that kind of weird key pressing to just delete an app.
Good... but this is the 3rd version of the preview and they still haven't addressed such a basic functionality of one of their most advertised features, which is a bit weird! But yeah, I'm sure they won't leave it like that.
I wish they didn't copy iOS though, as in iOS you have to work around the lack of space to display buttons, so pressing and holding an app is the way for activating an "edit mode". However, in OS X, much more elegant things could be used such as drawing selection rectangles, pressing keys (such as Delete) and dragging things to the trash. All these seem the most straightforward things to implement in any app in OS X, yet Apple seems to want to make it like iOS, where you have to struggle to do certain things due to the absence of a keyboard and lack of mouse.
In OS X, you can simply click in a text field and press Cmd + V to paste, for example. In iOS, you have to press and hold, then a menu appears, then you have to choose Paste from the menu. 3 steps instead of one. It would make no sense to change the normal behaviour to the iOS behaviour in OS X, so why would Apple do it with other features, such as moving and deleting apps? I have a mouse, a keyboard, a large screen and multi tasking for a reason. I want to drag stuff between apps and out of apps. I want to use the keyboard and the mouse as much as possible.
Next they're going to make us click and hold the mouse every time we want to right click.
People are not aware of shortcuts. Cmd+V and Cmd+C are the most common shortcuts on PC's but most people aren't aware of them.
That said, I'm not in favour of this kind of behaviour; but it seems that Apple is; and so will be most of the newcomers who are not familiar with computers/PC's in general.
That said. click-n-hold on an app is way more unintuitive than click-n-delete.
That was me. Alt/Option + Click does the same thing, so no need for three keys. I noticed that only some applications can be deleted now, as it seemed anything you clicked was removed. I also cannot remove empty folders (and sorry if this as been addressed already as I haven't read the full thread, reading now and will edit if needed).
It works! Thanks!
Looks like a System 6 emulator within Mac OS X 10.7. WTF!?
I looked at the apps that had the 'X' on them and it seems it was only those I bought from the Mac App Store that had it.
Annnnddd it's been updated with today's patch release
So odd. I wonder why that is at the moment. Certainly it will change for all applicable applications (those that aren't system reliant).
Have the animations been improved on this build?
Opening/Closing folders on Launchpad and entering/exiting full screen mode?
Opening/closing folders on Launchpad is still jerky.
Has entering/exiting fullscreen mode been improved? Yes and no. Now when clicking on the fullscreen mode arrow, it takes a second longer to register. On the other hand, the animation has been sped up by a second.