Anyone know if this feature implemented in Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pschwebel, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. pschwebel macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2004
    I'm hoping users with pre-release builds could tell me. There's a feature I've been hoping to see in OS X since Jaguar.

    One of the few things I've always liked about Windows is that in a Save or Open dialog you can right-click and have access to basic file functions: delete, copy, new, rename etc. This has come in handy countless times. OS X has never had this functionality in modal dialogs.

    Does anyone know if this is going to be implemented?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    hmm im afraid that you cant do this in tiger and im pretty sure this want be a new feature in leopard. its just not how OS X works. you do all your file management in the finder and just use open/save as dialogue to open/save your data from/to a directory. although OS X has some useful features in the dialogue like "new folder" and the arrow which expands the simple view to the column view.
    sorry to say but your just wishing you use OS X like windows in open/save dialogues. there is no need for OS X to implement this feature.
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    yes there is. i want it. it's one of the few features where windows is better than os x.

    my 2 cents.
  4. pschwebel thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2004
    No, that's not exactly true. If I wanted to use OS X like Windows, I'd use Windows. I've been a Mac user since the Mac Plus, but have used PC's extensively in working environments. I'm not a rabid Apple fan, just a generally loyal one. UI features have been borrowed both ways over the years (right-click, anyone?), so your point doesn't really make much sense.

    Striclty from a usability standpoint, having an Open/Save dialog share more features with Finder windows is an obvious consistency. The point of good UI design is to make interacting with the computer more effective. A feature such as I'm describing would do just that.
  5. lugesm macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    New convert to Mac here. I agree with the above comment. This is a very useful and convenient feature.

    My suspicion is that Apple will never implement this feature for fear of the accusation that it is "copied" from Windows.

    My reaction: So what? If it is better and not copyrighted or patented, use it. NIH is a bad disease.
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Users with pre-release builds would be violating terms if they answered a question such as yours.
  7. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    It isn't possible in the Leopard Beta... so as of now, no it is not in Leopard.

Share This Page