El Capitan GM-candidate is not as good as I thought it would be

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by fuccboi, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. fuccboi macrumors newbie

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    The only thing that really impressed me is Adobe Flash performance. Some sites still use it for video content and there is a noticeable improvement in performance. Other than that, it's not really that good as I anticipated reading the positive reviews here. Yes, I understand that this is not the final version but still. It's an improvement over Yosemite but just because Yosemite was that bad. Basically, it's how the Yosemite was supposed to be I guess.

    Preview and PDF:
    Instead of lagging on scrolling trying to process all the stuff it just does it in the background and shows a blank page first. This is how it should have been from the start.

    Split view:
    I thought it would be like it is in Windows, just drag the window to the left/right, but it's done in a very counterintuitive way (I had to use Google).
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    I don't like how it creates a virtual desktop for split view. It means when you come out of split view you have to get rid of the virtual desktop just to see both apps normally again.
     
  3. nikmatt macrumors newbie

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    Everything is fine aside from it breaking Safari. Tab processes freeze like three seconds after a page finishes loading. It does this every time so I've had to begrudgingly move back to Chrome's bloated shenanigans.
     
  4. patternjake macrumors member

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    Safari for me works better in El Cap than it ever did in Yosemite. Nothing will get me to change from this wonderful browser.
    Edge as far as I'm concerned can jump off the EDGE of a cliff, it sucks.
     
  5. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    The second thing you listed isn't even a bug. What are your actual gripes? It's only meant to be a small upgrade on the surface. The bigger changes happen in performance and smoothness. Is it not faster than Yosemite for you?

    Either way.. I'm glad the window snapping is the way it is. It's annoying in Windows when you want to move a window and it prompts you to snap it. I rarely want to snap a window, let me activate it myself if I want to.
     
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    There has never been a GM that made everyone happy. It usually takes three point updates for the diehard fans to settle down and be happier and have a more realistic expectation about what their new OS can do.
     
  7. fuccboi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My point is it's only faster because of Yosemite. Yosemite shouldn't have existed at all IMO. The new features aren't as good as I expected but I'd still give it a solid 4/5 though. Good release.
     
  8. nikmatt macrumors newbie

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    That's both a terrible attempt at being witty and completely irrelevant.
     
  9. aohus macrumors 68000

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    should i wait for the final version? or is the GM released on 9/11 going to be the final build?
     
  10. Lolito macrumors 6502

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    So there is people who use Safari???? Seriously?

    I bet there might be people who uses maps, notes, reminders and mail... My godness!!!
     
  11. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Dragging to the side moves windows to the adjacent space.
     
  12. aohus macrumors 68000

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    um yeah? chrome uses ridiculous amount of power. i refuse to use chrome. firefox no thanks.

    and from what i recall you can't use gestures to go forward and back.
     
  13. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    I've ditched Apple's default gestures and used my custom gestures on BetterTouchTool... Works on any browsers and apps...
     
  14. Lolito macrumors 6502

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    same here. but indeed safari runs lighter than firefox and chrome. But i use so many add-ons on both that i use safari just to be free of cookies when buying flights and that stuff, or for a third account auto login.
     
  15. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    thats not right at all... you may want to disable any active extensions, clear safari data.
     
  16. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Yes, I find that very irritating ... but the quickest way to do split view is to have the windows you want open ... then click and hold the green button on one of the windows. It'll enter split view. Then click on the other window that you want split. Now you can adjust them in the middle. I wanted it to be more like Windows as well ... but it's some weird, full screen, virtual desktop thing. I'm still glad it's there ... just not a fan of the implementation of it.
     
  17. patternjake macrumors member

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    I love the gestures in safari with my Magic Mouse, and scrolling has that lovely inertia 'bounce' effect. Chrome hasn't.
     

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