Did you find any features on Leopard that were surprisingly cool?

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  1. projectMECCA macrumors newbie

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    Did you find any features you didnt think about before pre-Leopard but now love?


    Personally, I have 2.

    I love the new Dictionary with Wikipedia. It is now open all the time and I use it religiously. To me it has become the ultimate reference tool. I never dreamed of it being so cool and useful.

    Another is the fact that i can scroll inactive windows. its just so functional and cool.
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I had obsessively read so much about Leopard that not much was a surprise, though I've been really happy with many features, especially Time Machine (already recovered my whole machine after a botched Boot Camp installation), Spaces, .Mac syncing of settings/Dock/Dashboard, web clipping, and some of the other well-hyped improvements.

    One thing that was a sort of small but very pleasant surprise is the new Movies widget. I think it exemplifies what a widget should be - intuitive, quick, everything in one place. Really a great addition to the core Apple widgets...I'd love it if they ported it to the iPhone too.

    EDIT: Scrolling inactive windows is really cool! I don't think I'd even noticed that. Thanks for pointing it out. Good to know my obsession wasn't completely total :)
     
  3. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I also love the new dictionary.
    Like the integration of wikipedia but more so that there is a Japanese dictionary and a Japanese thesaurus...
    the new dictionary just rocks.
     
  4. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

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    yeah, inactive scrolling is awesome for when you are working in one window and reading another...

    especially so you don't have to keep cmd-tabbing or using expose
     
  5. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Quicklook is really slick and I use it all the time.
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    This is totally the "money" feature for me. I discovered it accidentally the day I installed--I sort of reflexively TRY to do that periodically, except in Leopard it works. Pretty sure that's a standard feature on Windows (or is it only with some mouse drivers?), and MAN is it handy in some situations.

    I also hadn't put the slightest bit of thought into Quicklook ("meh"), but it turned out I really love it--so nice for poking around media folders or "hey, check this out" for friends.

    Ooh, Wikipedia-ized-Dictionary.app is nifty. Wikipedia without the clutter!
     
  7. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    screen sharing is really easy, quick and cool. Quick Look is great and Time Machine still very much has the "cool" factor all over it. Sometimes i just open it so i can scroll my mouse over the little timeline on the right side of the screen.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Quick Look for me.

    But I hate the opening screen. All that purple "space travel" imagery is so kitsch.
     
  9. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Quick Look is awesome, scrolling inactive windows is really useful too. I like webclip and I think searching menus from the help menu is really useful.

    And the new cat looks good too. Love the new massive icons - does anybody know where they are located in the system so I could have a browse?
     

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