Lion's greatest new feature

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ExnomenDei, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    Welcome to the Lion's greatest new feature thread, where we forgo the whining, stop worrying about upgrade troubles, and talk excitedly about whatever new feature in Lion makes us the happiest.

    Starting today is, well, me!

    To me, the greatest new feature in Lion is the Magic Trackpad power. I have these gestures on it:

    - Pinch to Zoom
    - Two-finger double-tap to zoom
    - Flick to go forward and backward in Safari
    - Rotation
    - Swipe for spaces
    - Mission Control
    - App Expose
    - Launchpad
    - Show Desktop

    That's so many features from one little device, it can completely replace the mouse in terms of features! I love Two-finger double tapping most, since it gives me a good way to browse while leaning wayyy back in my chair.

    So, guys, what's your favorite new feature?
  2. javier29m90, Aug 9, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

    javier29m90 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2011
    are u kidding me?

    - App Expose
    - Show Desktop

    this 2 basic functions are there for years

    -Mission Control for now is bad
    -Launchpad i mean... the dock do that and more ,waste of memory (This only serves to promote the iPad)
  3. d0ster macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    I guess I'm in the minority but I love the Launchpad feature. The new swipe gestures are good too.
  4. WytRaven macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Orbiting Mercury
    Magic Trackpad + Gestures definitely.

    I would liked to get my 4 fingers up for copy and four fingers down for paste via BTT back but at this point it seems it might no be possible :(

    Also loving Launchpad which is really a surprise to me. I never expected it to be as efficient as it is with "folders" created for categories of apps. I used to use Spotlight to open most apps and although it's still quicker the time difference with Launchpad is not huge so I find myself gravitating towards it these days simply because it feels nicer to select an app rather than type it up.
  5. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    For me, it's basically the theme of preserving state in general.

    That includes:
    - having your workspace look the same after restarting
    - programs remembering their document state between restarts of the app, even with unsaved documents
    - Document states on disk automatically being up to date (autosave)
    - The ability to easily compare different states (versions)
    - Quicklook previews zooming interruption-free into the full application view of a document exactly at the right spot, so you're able to continuously focus on the relevant part you were looking at
    - similarly in the transition to full-screen e.g. for PDFs: even during the animation, you can continue your reading, since the rest of the view slides smoothly into place

    There's more they can do here, and details in the implementation that can be improved on, but Lion seems like a giant leap in the right direction from my point of view.

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