Some gripes with Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by sznaps, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. sznaps macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    So far with my 12 hours of time on osx 10.9 I have come across numerous features that aren't as advertised during the keynote yesterday.

    -Cannot get maps app to send to Iphone (Iphone is running IOS 7)
    -Dock does not move to other monitors automatically
    -Notifications from Iphone do not show on Mac

    Were these features not included in this developers release?
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Have you opened the Maps app on your iPhone and made sure it can use locations services? I had to do that before "send to iPhone" would work, but it does work.

    I don't have dual monitors so I can't test that one, although I am trying to figure out how to use AppleTV to Airplay as a second monitor.

    I didn't know this was supposed to be a thing, but it isn't working for me either if its a thing.
  3. sznaps thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    Yea, location services is working on my iphone and within the maps app. I'm going to give it some time and i'll mess with it a little. I'll post my findings here.
  4. wrich73 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2013
    Click the Airplay icon on your mac, choose Apple TV. Once that is done you get an option on the icon drop down to extend desktop. Seems to work a lot like AMD Radeon multidisplay.
  5. Powertoola macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    no iBooks either, and I can't get the send to iPhone option either, nor notifications from iPhone
  6. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    I have a 2009 MBP. As far as I know I can only Airplay music to the AppleTV. I guess that didn't change with Mavericks...

    The only Airplay icon I know of is in iTunes and if you Option-Click the Sound icon in the menubar.
  7. Powertoola macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    if an Airplay display is available then, if under settings >> displays, >> "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" is ticked , then it will show an airplay icon in the menu bar at the top.
  8. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Well then that settles it. At least for the moment, mid-2009 13" MBP does not have Airplay display feature in Mavericks.
  9. travisbrowning macrumors member


    Jan 28, 2013
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    You have to bring your cursor to the bottom of the screen you want it on, then try and bring your cursor down further and it activates the dock.
  10. richard6r, Jun 11, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013

    richard6r macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    Some gripes with Mavericks

    Hey guys, new to the forum and just finished installing my clean install of mavericks. Liking it so far. Unfortunately I learned some tidbits I don't like...

    The new tabs feature completely removed (from what I can tell) color coded folders. Now it just replaces the colors with the tag dot next to the name. Not what I wanted...

    Facetiming with someone used to be good until now. I can't listen to youtube videos or watch or edit anything in iMovie without it ducking the sound. There isn't a setting in the FaceTime app to disable the ducking and none in the system preferences sound icon. :(

    The "new" safari removed the cover flow history feature. I quite liked it and used it a lot too! I hope apple really considers adding these small features back in. Though it's genuinely a matter of preference since I've been accustomed to mountain lion. Anyone else have gripes with the new system ? :)

    Also does ANYONE have this glitch/bug?

  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I can see cover flow going because Apple has removed it from other products. Not to make excuses for apple but since this is a beta its not surprising some things don't work out too well.

    Submit a but report to apple, the apple developer site has link or means to do that (I'm not sure tbh) to let apple know something isn't working right.
  12. j-a-x macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2005
    Houston, Texas

    What do you mean by "ducking"?
  13. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    FaceTime has priorty over sound so everything else is quieter.
  14. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    And yet a cover flow like is coming back to iOS 7 in the multitasking view.
  15. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    It seems very unusual to me that you'd want to carry on a FaceTime conversation while listening to Youtube or editing video.
  16. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Yeah this is interesting, I wonder if there will be a way to hack that back in.

    OSX really just needs a volume mixer like Windows. I'm actually rather shocked that such a thing doesn't exist already, certainly one aspect that Windows clearly has OSX beat in.

    Yeah I think Apple is phasing out 'Cover Flow'. I wouldn't even be surprised if it leaves Finder before Mavericks goes out of beta.

    Yeah I have that bug too. Something about having 0 of a type of content just doesn't cooperate with the storage tab. I remember in Lion and ML it would show some other stupid impossible number like 1 Exabyte or something.

    Not really having any serious gripes so far aside from things which are obviously bugs.

    Here some of my nitpicks though:
    • Shutdown is worse than Mountain Lion (30+ second shut down on SSD)
    • Notes looks god awful
    • Notes font does not match web font so any note using tabs or spacing looks messed up on the web/other devices
    • Game Center looks awful
    • Reminders looks awful
    • Text edit still doesn't have an iCloud folder on the web or iOS
    • Chess is still a thing
    • iCloud still doesn't have some sort of Dropbox like feature
    • Finder still doesn't let you sort with folders on top
    • Finder doesn't have an option to show or hide hidden files (although it's pretty easy to make a service to toggle that)
    • Lots of Apple apps still can't go full screen (I would expect them all to have this option by now)
      • Activity monitor
      • Reminders
      • Text Edit
      • Contacts
      • Image Capture
      • Dictionary
      • Probably some others
  17. richard6r macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    It's what I usually do with my significant other.. or we'll share youtube videos between the conversation, etc etc. Don't think it particularly matters how I spend my FaceTime but the ducking is just plain annoying.

    Does anyone else have some serious sleep/wake issues? When waking it's really unresponsive for about 10 seconds and after the screen finally comes up the keyboard and system is frozen for another 5. 2012 mba..
  18. 53kyle, Jun 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013

    53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    I have that glitch/bug

    EDIT: My ML Partiton is fine even shown in mavericks, see second picture

    Attached Files:

  19. richard6r macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    I ran a fix permissions on the hard drive and it came up with some errors, I don't know if thats what fixed it. I also re-installed the system twice but it properly displays the right storage now.
  20. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Repair Permissions always comes up with error messages, and its ability to fix things is massively over-stated.

    The Bug in the Storage info most likely relates to Spotlight. A re-index would probably fix it -- which was a byproduct of reinstalling. Twice. :p
  21. richard6r macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    Great. Good to know :eek:
  22. Distearth macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    Send to iPhone nowhere

    I have maps on ios7 working with loc data but still not showing "send to iPhone" from maps app. Any updates on this? 2012 Air.
  23. ikm19 macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2007
    Just logout from iCloud in system preference and log in back to get send to iPhone working in Maps
  24. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    There's a lot of people in this thread that act like it's the finished version.

    It's not done.... that's what BETA means :eek:
  25. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Yes. Read the Release Notes.

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