macOS (10.15) - the little things

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  1. KoolAid-Drink, Jun 3, 2019
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    KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Post screenshots, etc., of the little things that has changed in macOS 10.15 here.

    • iCloud Drive
      • Right clicking on a file or folder in Finder shows option to "Download Now", or "Remove Download" on your local Mac, saving local storage space.
    • Misc UI changes
    • Sidecar
      • Apparently only supported for ~2016 Mac models up
      • Supports Touch Bar display for non Touch Bar Macs
      • Faster than third party solutions
      • Native iPad resolution
      • Runs as app on iPad, can be switched between
      • Only pencil input and select multitouch gestures are possible (pinch-to-zoom, two-finger scrolling, three-finger undo/redo and copy/cut/paste), no single-finger input (#104)
      • May support file sharing in the future
     
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  4. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not sure how to start a Wiki thread within this thread -- anyone is welcome to start a Wikipost though! (If it has to be the thread starter -- me -- then I'll await instructions.)
     
  5. cambookpro, Jun 3, 2019
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    Can download the only new Catalina one here, it's a HEIC but *should* work as a Dynamic Wallpaper in Mojave (I think): https://we.tl/t-h2ESJHawM3

    - Screen Recording permission in Security (I think this is new):
    [​IMG]

    - Auto switch between Dark and Light mode:
    [​IMG]

    - Siri suggestions in Safari:
    [​IMG]

    - Trash in now 'Bin' in British English (I think this was changed for some regions - Australia? - in Mojave, but a first for us Brits):
    [​IMG]

    - 'Switch to Tab' in Safari:
    [​IMG]

    - Now QT7 is unsupported, some features have (finally!!) made their way to QTX, including things like creating image sequences:
    [​IMG]

    Will post more as I find it... (Edit - I've just found the 'all new features' page on Catalina's webpage, I think a few of these are listed there, so perhaps not strictly unknown 'little things' - I hope this is still in the spirit of the thread though!)
     
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    I thought QT7 had a 64-bit version... another loss with 10.15.
     
  7. cmatuk macrumors member

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    Hi!! Anyone installed Catalina first then tried iOS??? I did and I can't upgrade (I can get to select the IPSW file from the new Finder UI but then it does nothing) . I tried with the PKG around and did nothing... Im downloading the full Xcode 11 as I type but has anyone done this??
     
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    Perhaps the Apple signing servers are not connected to the new Finder interface yet.

    Can you check if "Create New Version" and CD ripping are still intact in the Music app? Would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 604

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    New menu appears when hovering over the green button.
    Screen Shot 2019-06-03 at 7.42.28 PM.png
     
  10. cmatuk macrumors member

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    I don't have a CD unit but there IS still an "Import Settings" on Music and the Help section still mentions "burn"CDs and the Convert feature is still there too.
     
  11. Brad9893 macrumors 6502

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    I am surprised that they didn't include the old maximize/zoom functionality in that list. Does that still at least work if you press the Option key while hovering over the green button with the cursor?
     
  12. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Yes. The menu options change as well (Zoom, Move Window to Left Side of Screen, Move Window to Right Side of Screen).
     
  13. vaugha macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know whether ios 13's auto and persistent hotspot features are propagated to Catalina?

    It would be a very welcome feature considering we're on the cusp of 5g and using hotspots will become exponentially common.
     
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    Done :)
     
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    Not sure about the latter, but there is an auto hotspot option in Network.
     

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    This is effing epic. We finally have it. Now time to upgrade my phone plan.
     
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    Press Option key too. And then revert! Looks like window moving programs are EOL'd!
     
  18. redpandadev macrumors regular

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    Hold down the option key while that drop down is showing... You get "Zoom" and "Move window to the left/right side of screen" which does exactly what you'd think. These options are also in the "Window" menubar item.
     
  19. azpc macrumors regular

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    I wish they would include Maximized Window as one of the options. This new Green button behavior will probably kill Moom. Moom allowed you to set the Green button to work like Windows or Linux. Saved me a lot of problems with relatives.
     
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    Is tile window to left/right the same as split screen or just resizing and placing a window in that location?

    Thanks.
     
  21. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Same as split-screen. But resizing and placing the window is possible too, when holding down the Option key.
     
  22. redpandadev macrumors regular

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    The “tile window...” options shown use split screen. Holding down the option key changes the option to “move window...” which resizes the window and places it in that location.
     
  23. redheeler macrumors 604

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    The default shell in Catalina has been changed from BASH to Zsh.
     
  24. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ask this every year, but does About the Finder dialog still say "The Macintosh Desktop Experience"? :)
     
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    Yes it does. :)
     
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