Mountain Lion disappointments (Preview, new saving function, missing file info)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mac32, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Mac32, Feb 10, 2013
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    Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, fellow mac users.

    I recently got a new iMac with Mountain Lion, and before that I used a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air with Snow Leopard.

    A lot of complaining as been made about the direction taken with Lion, and (to a lesser degree) Mountain Lion. As long as you use non-apple programs, you're ok. However, the apple programs are starting to get really dumbed down.
    One thing is the new iTunes 11, where it's much harder to view and modify album art effectively.

    The program where the Lion stupidity is really showing is Preview. Now, a few improvements have been made. But the new saving system, holy crap...it's ridiculous. How can Apple make something so easy and basic (and already perfect) so unintuitive and clumsy? It's giving me a headache, and I've been using computers for over 25 years.
    Also, now Preview doesn't give you the file size (kb/mb) of a new/modified image file when you want to save it. Wow, brilliant Apple. Btw. same goes for Safari when searching after pictures.

    Stuff like this makes you wonder what Apple programmers and designers are thinking these days...
     
  2. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    The new saving scheme drives me (and a ton of my clients / co-workers) insane. Other than that I do enjoy a lot of the new features.
     
  3. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    I originally hated the new iTunes...




    But, after using it for a while, I think it's a pretty worthy improvement. It's just a matter of finding all of the features that you're used to. I feel the same way about ML. I think the new saving scheme is actually an improvement even though it's a bit unorthodox :apple:
     
  4. Mac32, Feb 11, 2013
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    Mac32 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I must strongly disagree. ;) If you have a job where you create lots of documents, and need a clear folder structure to maintain a clear overview of your work, this new saving system is nonsense. More and more changes in OS X are towards a consumption OS (think iOS), not a production OS. This is highly alarming. The changes I just referred to are completely meaningless, and takes away basic functionality from the user - as well as making basic tasks more cumbersome.
    That's not to say there are some improvements in Mountain Lion, but changes like these are not good.
     
  5. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you in regards to OS X becoming a bit too much like iOS. I'm not really sure what you mean be it not having a clear folder structure. But, I do see where apple has dumbed down the OS in some areas.
     

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