iOS feature you want on OSX?

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  1. matrix07, Apr 11, 2012
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    matrix07 macrumors 601

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    for me.
    - Double tap space for full stop and space.
    - Automatic capital of the first letter of sentence.
    - Drag one file to another to create folder (yeah, I just incidentally did that).

    OSX feature I want on iOS
    - swipe back and forward on Safari.
     
  2. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    You're telling me that you don't want 'drag a file on a file to make a folder?'

    Why on earth not? That'd be awesome.
     
  4. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    If they add those typing changes I will kill them. I have been using spaces, periods and shifts for far too long for them to "reinvent" typing. Only way that would make sense is if they did away with the physical keyboard.
     
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Where do you see that in iOS? And, that's already in OSX, unless your talking about going from Mac > iOS, in which case your title is incorrect.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i swipe forward and back all day in Safari, we must be thinking of different things
     
  7. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    No you don't. Not on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch at least.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    You can do it with iOS apps on the home screen.

    And you can't do it on the Mac at all. Are you sure we're talking about the same thing?
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    wait where am I isnt this OSX thread?

    "iOS features I want on OSX"
     
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    Put down the bottle and concentrate. :D

    That would be fine as long as they don't go all the way and make OSX like iOS (in other words, totally caged out of the OS, so you have no control on anything, unless you jailbreak). Since they did that on the iPad, I've worried it could come to that in the future (the Mac App Store just makes me more nervous it's going to come to that).
     
  11. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Maybe an option? You don't want it, switch it off. I don't understand why I have to type . then space when there's already a better way.

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    Sorry. Typo.

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    lol.
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    got ya now
     
  13. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Good for you but hard to believe.
     
  14. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Yes, and Mac apps in launchpad, and files in finder.
     
  15. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    You can't do it with files in Finder.
     
  16. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Neat ideas, but this one would be a bit of a consistency issue. As it is, if you hold a document over a program, you can launch the program with that document - or you could drop it into a folder/disk. What would happen then? :\

    I like the other ideas :)
     
  17. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thank you. I think it should continue to be what it used to be: drop it on the app the app opens, drop it in the folder it is copied (or moved) but there's an extra function: when you drop it to another file the folder created right then and there. You like it now? :)
     
  18. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Not me .. still don't like it. Maybe if it were coupled with a key press of some sort. Really not a feature I would pine for anyway. This was just created in iOS because there was not a way to create a folder and they needed some method to do so. OSX already has several methods to do this.
     
  19. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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    You already can, albeit with a few extra clicks: select multiple objects, right-click and choose "new folder with # objects". This has the added functionality of applying to folders, apps, and data files.
     
  20. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    How 'bout that ... learn something new every day.
     
  21. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Not really the same thing though, since you'd have to make sure the files are already in the same folder.
     
  22. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yep, it'd be great if we could get rid of those few extra steps. And it'll be more consistent since before you can drag and drop file on pretty much anything but another file, now you can.
     
  23. Bear macrumors G3

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    Top iOS feature I want for OS X. Free OS upgrades. I'm talking about Lion to Mountain Lion and not just the free patches we get (10.7.3 to 10.7.4 for example).
     
  24. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Contrary to what people said, I believe we will see this (if Apple will go to a yearly OS upgrade route).
     

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