Mountain Lion - Worst features

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by azpc, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. azpc, Feb 17, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012

    azpc macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    1. Forced use of versions - I would like to turn off this feature for several apps.

    2. Loss of Save As (Save As did two things easily, new name, new location).

    3. Forced use of Resume - I'd like to turn this irritation off!

    4. Option to eliminate in system prefs "reopen windows next time".

    5. Forced Automatic Application Termination - need check box to turn off.

    6. Forced grayscale icons in Finder sidebar. Need option for colored icons.

    7. Restore Quick Look - zoom in on pdfs.

    8. Columns that resize properly in "Kind View".

    9. Forced loss of scroll arrows - need option to restore.

    10. No option to set mouse acceleration - need to set both speed and curve.

    11. No option to set Zoom button behavior. Developers are inconsistent in how it is implemented.
  2. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    About 4 of those sound like deal breakers to me. Hopefully these are just things they'll touch up on with later releases. What's with the forced use of versions for Apps? Can you elaborate on how that works?
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Sounds more like worst Lion features that have been carried over...for now.
  4. azpc thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011

    I like most of the new Mountain Lion features. However, the deal killer at this point in time is the lack of options to moderate the behavior of the 11 items listed above.
  5. Vook macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2011
  6. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
    So no more "turn off resume" :( What if I was watching nrop :eek:
  7. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    What? That option is still there. Under "General", just like Lion.
  8. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    So wait, 10.8 takes all of the annoying crap from Lion that could be disabled (aside from the stupid auto-save, which is still irksome) and makes it all 100% mandatory? Sounds like Linux and FreeBSD will be the only Operating Systems left that permit computers to do computer-y things and are made for desktop-like usage, not for phones and internet appliances.
  9. holden57 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    This an MC are the main things that have kept me from Lion.
  10. haravikk macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2005
    You can probably still use the lock folder trick; simply then lock your "~/Library/Saved Application State" folder after removing everything inside. If there are some apps that you would like to use Resume with (I use it for browsers and Finder mostly) then you can leave their folders in place, or unlock the state folder next time you run them so they can create a folder.

    You can also use the same trick to block Resume on specific apps by finding their saved state and locking just that folder, after emptying it, so that application only won't be able to save its windows.
  11. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
    I meant no more "turn off resume" in OSX Mountain Lion, as the OP stated :(
  12. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
  13. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    It's like you read my mind...

    To the OP. I haven't tried 10.8 yet but your list is almost exactly what I would have listed for 10.7.

    Particularly points 7 and 8. Although minor they drive me crazy and I thought I was the only one who noticed or cared...
  14. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    'Save As' just became 'duplicate', which actually works nicer as your original in its own window remains intact. Then when you select 'save' on the duplicate you get the save as window.

    I def. agree with the column sizing issues. seems finder columns got worse in 10.7.3 or is it just me

    Edit: and searching in the finder window using that search bar, why does it not just search the local folder you are in and then let me click on 'anywhere on my mac'? I can never use it effectively.
  15. HabSonic macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
    This thread should be in the Lion section. All these features are already in Lion.
  16. azpc thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    Lion is too late to change

    I posted this link in the Mountain Lion forum because these are also "features" of Mountain Lion. OS X 10.8 appears to have a lot of nice features, however, it is these eleven problem features that are keeping me and large chunk of Mac clients away from Lion and Mountain Lion. Would like to see Apple consider giving users a few options to increase user satisfaction and productivity.

    Thanks for responding!
  17. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    There are no "worst features". Only features that Apple will be selling to the consumer. That is not an indication that I am advocating for them, but rather simply, the position I have decided to take.

    I'm choosing to re-frame how I view Apple and the direction it's headed. I have collapsed my expectations, shelved my enthusiasm, and I'm going to sit back and observe. My purchase planning is a thing of the past.

    Obviously there's a huge group of people that are ready to buy nearly anything Apple puts out. Increasingly it's more about buying into the Apple story.

    With less importance being paid to technical achievement, it's about easy, simple, and not having to think. Blind trust in the cloud, while letting Apple decide what's best. A precedent they've spent years cultivating.

    This should be a very interesting movie.
  18. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    I dunno. I'm looking at my Mac and it's got a 10Gbps port that I can daisy-chain 6 devices off of.

    My storage is all NAND and my battery has a lifespan that is 300% greater than the previous removable battery technology.

    Apple is company that thrives on technical achievement at the consumer level and has profited handsomely on making these achievements every day for us.
  19. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    Mission Control, to me, is the worst feature. But I love everything else really!
  20. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009

    I was hoping Mountain Lion might be some sort of dignified retreat by Apple....A way to water down the annoying features in Lion whilst saving face.

    But it's not looking good.
  21. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance"

    Thomas Jefferson

    The more we complain the more we're going to get the ability to modify these features to our taste.

    I certainly thing resume and auto-save are great features that I want to use most of the time but there are often times where I need to be able to exclude a few apps and all I ask is a way to set my prefs to exclude some apps.
  22. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Even if Apple didn't fix any of Lion's big goofs (see OP) I'm at least hoping that ML's performance is better.

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