Anyone else find breaking OS 9 habits difficult?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gus, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Gus macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    It's like this,
    I've been using OS X since the PB days, but I still have a hard time leaving applications open when I'm not currently using them. :) I constantly find myself opening and closing apps because in 9, it was safer for me to work that way (crashing taking data from other apps on restart and such). Now, after 3 solid years of use with OS X, I STILL do this. It's just funny, and I didn't really pay much attention to it until my wife pointed out that I constantly close all her apps when working on her iBook (iChat, Mail, etc.), and it bugs her to death. ;)

    She has only ever used OS X (a switcher), and has always enjoyed protected memory and such.

    I was just wondering if any of you have little OS 9 quirks that you carried over to X.

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I was like this too. I've gotten used to leaving everything open now, but it was frustrating when I went and used a PC the other day, and realised that closing app windows makes the whole app quit!
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    Well, I am still using OS when I upgrade to the new PowerBook, I just know I am going to be in for quite the annoying process of relearned a new way to do things with OS X...yay.
  4. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    my dad has that problem - wants everthing in his HD root rather than his use directory. I told him he has to do it that way for backups.

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