Lion: dislikes and bugs

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Eseifan, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Eseifan macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    Some of the thing I don’t like about the way Lion (DP4) works and some bugs.


    • In Mission Control, no way to select windows or applications using the keyboard. You can move from one space to another with the keyboard, but not between apps or windows.
    • In Mission Control, windows minimised in the dock do not appear.
    • Resume is a nice functionality, but not in all apps. I do not see why every time I open a document in Preview the last document I had opened should pop up alongside. To avoid this I have to remember to close the window first before quitting the app. Apple should perhaps turn Resume into an option that can be turned on and off for certain apps. Or, even better, rework the functionality so that Resume does not operate when you open a document other than the one you closed the app on.
    • The iCal interface, with its faux leather header and torn paper effect, is UGLY.

    • The famous Launchpad bug (there is a post dedicated to it): the apps' icons dissappear progressively. Apple is said to be “aware of the problem and working on a solution”.
    • In Preview, if you open several PDFs on one window and search of a specific term, then close the window the app will crash. That is not a serious problem, except that, thanks to Resume, when you open it again, you’ll have the same set of PDF open again, and if you try to close their window, the app will crash again, and so on, and on...

    That’s all for now.
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Ooh, this is an excellent idea.
  3. SXR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2007
    Agreed. Surely they'll fix a lot of things before they fix and - you never know - they'll maybe add some minor functionality.
  4. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    I see no purpose for Launchpad at all.

    I hate the new pop in window animation. Reminds me somehow of Windows Vista tricks.

    I miss the little button on the top right hand side of finder windows to enable the sidebar etc and off.

    The sidebar doesn't seem as flexible as the one from snow leopard somehow.

    My audio devices all randomly just disappear from the sound preferences panel.

    Bugs, here and there.

    Logic Pro with a large number of plugins is no party. Lots do not work.

    Lost of utilities are incompatible and most will trickle in after release, but some like Hyperspaces will never be Lion updated.
  5. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2010
    I'm having issues with my time capsule. I can see the disk on every other machine, but not on Lion/
  6. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I miss the little "pill" button on finder windows too. However, the thing that I dislike the most is the lack of colour in the icons on the sidebar: It makes finding things quickly on there much more difficult :(
  7. SXR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2007

    I do question the actual benefit of Launchpad in a lot of ways, but I can see how 'casual' Mac owners will like it.
  8. Outsider macrumors regular


    Mar 25, 2002
    North Carolina
    Re: color in the sidebar.

    There are 196 items in /System/Library/CoreServices/ and many of them a the 3 version sizes of sidebar icons. I'm sure they can be changed.
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    Launchpad's like Dashboard. Easy to ignore if you don't like it.
  10. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    I agree. I'm guessing most of us open applications that aren't on our dock using Spotlight or something like Alfred. But "normal" people will go to their Applications folder and find the icon they're looking for. Having a way to quickly pull up a list with these apps, organized the way you want and are used to, is pretty nice.

    Also, Apple is getting more are more new Mac customers who are only familiar with iOS through their i-devices. Having something as Launchpad makes OS X a lot more recognizable and thus easier to use.

    Indeed, and so it doesn't hurt anyone who doesn't want to use it and only helps people who do.
  11. Eseifan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    As it happens, I just downgraded back to Snow Leopard. Not that I was unhappy with Lion features, it is just that I need my computer for serious work, and that was hard to do on a beta OS. Most of the problems came, rather predictably, from third-party apps that didn’t work well: Evernote clipper wasn’t clipping, MS Word kept crashing, printer refused to print, etc. I’ll certainly update to Lion once it’s out for real and the third party apps I rely are happy working with it. I might wait for the 10.7.1 update, just to make sure everything is ok.

    Now that I’m back to the past, here’s what I miss most in Lion:

    • Auto-correct while typing. Lion picked this feature up from iOS and it works much the same way, only better. When you mistype a word, it is automtically replaced with the correct speling. You could also chose from a dropdown list or go back to the orginal version if you'd rather have your typos there for the whole world to see.
    • Launchpad. Sounds like a rodoculously simple idea but it works. Although I did not get the chance to play with it as I would have liked thanks to the disppearing icons bug, I liked what I saw.
    • Resume: although it can be annoying sometimes, it is quite neat most of the time.
    • Mail: the new version is just a treat, especially the improved way to view conversations.
    • Being able ti resize windows from any side is something I’ve always missed in OS X.
    • Improved Quick Look is just great: you could preview links in emails, documents from the Spotlight menu. And if you watch a film on Quick Look and then decide to open it in Quicktime it will transition smoothly and continue playing without interruption. Neat.

    What I do not miss:

    • Multi-touch gestures: it’s just too much. I could hardly touch my Magic Mouse in Safari without accidentally blowing up part of the page, going back to the previous page, or jumping to another space, or God knows what else. It’s disconcerting.
    • The new monochrome look. One of things I always appreciated about the look of Apple’s user interface is the sharpness of it: the graphics and fonts look like they’re itched on the glass of the screen. With Lion’s monochrome theme, they used thicker lines to draw the icons, probably to make them more visible, and the sharpness was lost. It’s just not nice.
  12. xeilon macrumors newbie


    Jun 2, 2008
    Something very small that I find quite frustrating, is the lack of 'Save As...' in Textedit. You have to 'File'=>'Duplicate' then 'File'=>'Save...' Why remove 'Save As...'?

    I agree that they need to add options for 'Resume'. I don't mind it reopening my Safari windows again (though, I wish it prompted you...), but I hate the implementation in Terminal.
    Also, while I understand them hiding the 'Library' directory by default (new users thinking it's a library of documents), I wish there was an option to unhide it (rather than Terminal).

    I wish I could just press 'escape' to exit a fullscreen app.
    Oh, how I miss a colourful Finder.

    DVD Player doesn't handle 4:3 content correctly in fullscreen mode (on a side, the fullscreen DVD Player controls are ugly imo)

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