Your Favorite Mac OS X Feature

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  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    So what's your favorite OS X feature. Is it something you use everyday? For me it's the (don't laugh!) "check spelling as you type" thing that you can use ANYwhere in Safari, Adium, etc (cocoa apps??). Simple, small, but it makes all the difference in the world!
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Well I prefer the look of the spinning beach ball to a blue screen...
     
  3. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Close the thread. You win.



    Move along, nothing more to see here...
     
  4. treblah macrumors 65816

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    After spending more time then normal in Windows for the last couple of weeks (Oblivion has a hold on me ;)) I can say without a doubt my favorite feature is:

    Spring Loaded Folders!

    I do not understand how anyone can work without them. :confused:

    Or am I missing something in Windows to make them work?
     
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  6. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That game is like crack. Dremora stuff owns.
     
  7. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I'd say my favorite is Exposé/Dashboard, quickly followed by Spring Loaded Folders and image dragging.
     
  8. After G macrumors 68000

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    My favorite feature is clippings. Better than a clipboard.
     
  9. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    Exposé, I don't know how I ever did without it.
     
  12. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I remember back before Exposé I was jealous of Windows users because they had the taskbar to manage their windows. Jealous of Windows users... Haha what a thing of the past!
     
  13. keithbennis macrumors regular

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    that & expose
     
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  15. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Definitely Expose, closely followed by Spotlight

    Oh and I don't know if it's called a feature, but floating windows rock. :D
     
  16. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Exposé and the Dock.
    Makes life so much better. :)
     
  17. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Fair point!

    But didn't spring loaded folders make a return in Jaguar? I'm sure they weren't part of the feature list when X was first released!
     
  20. truz macrumors 6502a

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    The main thing I LOVE about mac os x is the fast loading, windows seems to take a half day to load up, I power my mac on and it loads within 30 seconds to windows 3 minutes. I also love how it applies wallpapers to your desktop right when you click on it and it does it right away (quickly) as windows you have to apply the settings and if you don't like the wallpaper you have to load the folder back up again.

    I also love the dock, browser spell check, uninstall (drag, drop) and LETS NOT FORGET Front Row! I also like that Windows can be loaded on a mac computer , allowing myself to stick with mac hardware from now on and also getting the gaming end of windows. I think this is a HUGE plus for apple as now they should do better in sales. I myself am new to mac computers as of Feb 2006 and I would have made this switch along time ago if I knew macs were this great and easy. I think peoples biggest fear of leaving windows is that they are use to it and everything supports it. Allowing windows on mac opens peoples eyes now on installing windows and mac on one stylish unit.

    This is TOOOOOO much to list on my mac that I love it for and I'll never leave it :)
     
  21. iHeartTheApple macrumors 6502

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    Yep, that about sums it up for me, too! :D Couldn't live without 'em! :)
     
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    The fact that I can install/uninstall and application by simply dragging a folder to/from my hard drive. Priceless :p
     
  24. mox358 macrumors 6502

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    The Hat Trick

    Exposé / Spotlight / Spring Loaded Folders

    The combination of those three features makes working in OS X so beautiful. Couldn't do it without them.

    EDIT: Also being able to output to PDF from ANY App is a major timesaver, just not as much as the others I mentioned. But I've listed four now, and since the OP asked for one I'm done. I'm already 3 over the legal limit. :D
     
  25. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    The seamless integration of the built in dictionary.

    Being able to Command+Ctrl+D over any word and getting it's definition is dreamy.
     

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