Snow Leopard Videos Demonstrating Several New Features Surface

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Brazilian website MacMagazine links [Google translation] to YouTube user LeopardOctober, who has been posting video previews of new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard features. Many of the features have already been described, but the videos provide examples of the features in use.

In HD + NEW - Snow Leopard Build 10A261: Demonstrates "Put Back" feature that restores trashed files to their original locations, Finder window slider for resizing icons, Stacks "drill down" navigation, the ability to play videos directly within their Finder icons, automatic date and time stamping of screenshots in the file name, organization of the Services menu by type, and a new preference pane within Keyboard & Mouse offering expanded keyboard shortcut configuration. Several of these features were described several months ago.

Dock and Substitutions - Snow Leopard Build 10A261: Illustrates the ability to easily assign applications to specific Spaces directly from their Dock icons, and "Substitutions", which offer several auto-correct/auto-format features and expansion of the Data Detectors feature that automatically finds text such as dates and times and automatically provides links to operations in related applications such as iCal.

Finder Preferences - Snow Leopard build 10A286: Shows Finder preference allowing default searches to cover the entire Mac, the currently open folder, or whatever the previous search scope was.

QuickTime 10 - Snow Leopard build 10A286: Runs through the menus present in the new QuickTime Player and illustrates the "Trim" feature and Save/Export options. Details on the new QuickTime have been trickling out for the past several months.

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I like the ability of being able to assign different apps to different spaces, that's what has been missing from Leopard and should have been there from the start.
 

yetanotherdave

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Nothing groundbreaking, but nice tweaks and additions that will quickly become indispensable. Along with the code optimisation, this is going to be a very good update. The ability to set spotlight to default search your current folder is long overdue.
 

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LeopardOctober's videos linked on macrumors forums probably in April and likely earlier. Nice to see you recognised LeopardOctober, unlike 9to5mac.com (currently - Clive might update his post).

Good to see some 10.6 up on the front page though :) This isn't the most recent build, either, where that got the API freeze.
 

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I love how QuickTime 10 won't have the 2 "trim scrubbers" visible. You only get those if you go to the menu and click the Trim option.

This is one of the little things that annoy me about QuickTime. When I try and move the playback scrubber, it triggers the trim scrubber to move and pause video playback. I think this happens when you click a little too high on the playback line.
 

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I like the ability of being able to assign different apps to different spaces, that's what has been missing from Leopard and should have been there from the start.
It has always been there in Leopard. You can assign apps to spaces within the Spaces/Expose preferences pane in System Preferences.
 

stevearm

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Wow, OS X didn't have "substitutions" before now? :eek:

Microsoft has had it for over ten years!

Embarrassing lack of functionality in pre-Snow Leopard releases.
 

Sky Blue

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These links are really freaking old and have already been posted in this forum months ago.
 

wankey

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It has always been there in Leopard. You can assign apps to spaces within the Spaces/Expose preferences pane in System Preferences.
I think he means straight from the dock.

All in all, nothing exciting at all. Very bland and boring if you ask me. A few new menus here and there? Wow-wee, this is something that should've come out in a 10.5.x release.

I hope the under the hood tweaks to the systems show a big difference in snappiness or performance. And please, for the love of God fix the finder. It got much better in Leopard but still subpar (ie, I can still easily point to a lot of bugs and interaction issues)
 

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Wow, OS X didn't have "substitutions" before now? :eek:

Microsoft has had it for over ten years!

Embarrassing lack of functionality in pre-Snow Leopard releases.
Microsoft Office applications have that feature, so it's not system wide like Snow Leopard will be. Developers will be able to take advantage of the "substitutions" so that every text box will have the ability, not just a couple of applications that Apple created.
 

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Microsoft Office applications have that feature, so it's not system wide like Snow Leopard will be. Developers will be able to take advantage of the "substitutions" so that every text box will have the ability, not just a couple of applications that Apple created.
Which is a nice benefit of having it as a service instead of just in one application.
 

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I like the ability of being able to assign different apps to different spaces, that's what has been missing from Leopard and should have been there from the start.
It's been there all along, just not from the Dock. You can assign applications to specific spaces from within the Spaces menu in Sys.Prefs.
 

Manic Mouse

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The updates to stacks, like scroll bars and folder drilling are going to increase functionality 10 fold. Leopard already has way better "features" than windows, with Time Machine, QuickLook, Spaces etc. But Snow Leopard will clean up and improve the infrastructure of the OS and add tweaks and usability upgrades. Good work Apple!
 

big_malk

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Substitutions look like a real threat to things like Typinator.
Does anyone know if you can add your own shortcuts to add blocks of text, or have a lot of options, like in Typinator?
No news on the fancy new look that was rumoured to replace Aqua?
 

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Wow! You learn something new everyday. Does it remember which app belongs to which space upon startup?
 

ipoppy

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Guys!!! Are you upgrading to 10.6 or skip it? Just interested in your opinion. I may buy it but I will wait maybe couple of months.
 

Roy Hobbs

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I like the ability of being able to assign different apps to different spaces, that's what has been missing from Leopard and should have been there from the start.
You can do this in Leopard, its right in the Spaces section of System Preferences
 
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