Making ML look and act just like SL.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by InuNacho, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. InuNacho macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    One of the main reasons I've been putting off upgrading to ML is the changes to the UI, Mission Control, and the Versions/Resume stuff. I've done a bit of scoping around and have found SideEffects and TotalSpaces, are there any other applications like that?

    Is it possible to premanantly disable Mission Control and Notification Center without it affecting Spaces or Expose? Is there a way to do the same with Versions?
    Finally from what I understand TextEdit no longer allows you to modify files like .ini, is there an easy to use app for files like that?
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Why do you want to disable those things? I was hesitant about some of them to begin with, but I do like most of them.

    Text Wrangler is a superior alternative to TextEdit, I use it all the time. It's free to boot.
  3. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    Since you're putting off upgrading to ML, I assume you currently have SL..? Be like me and stay contented with SL until your Mac dies... In the meantime you might wanna spend your time contemplating alternatives to Mac instead of wasting them pondering whether to upgrade to ML... :p:p
  4. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    Just upgrade and get it done, the difference isn't huge. Just ignore all of the useless features.
  5. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Alternatives to Mac? Are you sure? Ah yes. Sometimes I really miss Windows and think about going back. Then I ask myself. Are you surely sure? Are you really really sure you are really surely sure?:D

    I got dragged kicking and screaming to Lion so I could get iCloud. I got dragged kicking and screaming to ML so I could get shared photostreams. For me these two features far outweigh the little quirks of the OS but I wish Apple would let older Macs come to the iCloud and Photostream party especially since they killed idisk and mobileme. So SL users are supposed to use Skydrive or Google Drive? I think this is a missed opportunity for Apple to keep all their users in the Apple ecosystem rather than drive users on older OS or older hardware into the arms of their competition if they want cloud services.
  6. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    Maybe try and duel boot ML first to get the feel of it... I think you will find it is really nice to use. I was the same way with my old MacBook (white) when I had Snow leopard but I got used to Lion/ ML really quickly and I like it just as much if not better than Snow Leopard. However if you're content with SL, why upgrade? ;)


    You cant simply hack or change expose/ Mission control without affecting almost all graphical aspects of the desktop (Besides changing the pattern in mission control) because it is all part of the as far as I know.
  7. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2012
    mission control is not that bad, but there is a stupid thing about it that is unbelievable... it does not let you move a window from one display to another... how stupid is that?

  8. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    You can make Mission Control act like Expose in Mountain Lion by having it not group windows together. It turns into Expose similar to Leopard.

    And yes, you can turn off Versions/Auto-Save:
  9. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
  10. SanJacinto macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2011
    Milky Way Galaxy
    It is not "resistants to change" per se.

    I think the Expose-Problem was solved with ML.
    But for me there are some other issues.

    First: SL is really really smooth. Uptimes 60+ days are normal without any issue.
    Second: Front Row. I know most of you out there never used it but for me it's part of my entertainment life. Use it every weekend.

    MBP connected with Mini-Display-HDMI cable to HDTV, popcorn ready and a good movie ;) It's really easy. I know, AppleTV is a dream, but at the moment I don't need it.

    99€ ATV vs. 14€ MDP-HDMI-Cable is a no-brainer (at the moment).

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