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macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jun 24, 2020
There are two things I hate with a vengeance that seem to come set by default with many modern operating systems.

  1. Dark Mode. This is an abomination. It should be banished to the nether halls of Hades. Forever. And then some more. If your screen is too bright, turn the Bl**dy thing down.
  2. Windows Snapping/Automatic Tiling. I want to say where my windows go, and what their dimensions are. I don't want a few lines of code re-arranging my windows for me. I particularly hate that Microsoft, especially with Office, takes over the whole screen. I have a 27" screen. It is stupid to take over the whole screen for an A4 document in Word that only uses 1/3 of the screen.
Yes, I can, and do change these settings. But what's wrong with some reasonable defaults? Especially with larger and larger monitors. And I would like to be able to carry my settings from machine to machine. Not even macOS with iCloud will let you do that, nor Windows with OneDrive.
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macrumors member
Sep 17, 2021
Ha. Funny how different we all are. These are actually 2 things I love about modern OS’s. Reading MacRumors in Dark Mode as I type this. ?


macrumors regular
Aug 31, 2009
Everything has to update all the time. Always being badgered about using cloud storage while HDD alternatives are being neglected. Lack of "save as" functionality, and the fact that some apps use duplicate and other save as so you'll probably forget to save something at some point.
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macrumors 65816
Dec 1, 2015
Suburb of Detroit
I don't like dark mode, but what annoys is sometimes you have to hunt to find the setting to turn it off. YouTube comes to mind in this matter. (I know it's not an OS)


macrumors 603
May 30, 2018
open minded
while upgrading to Catalina on a spare ssd, i forgot to turn off the iCloud photo sharing, or maybe i did
anyways the photos i had on an iPad decided to run to my iCloud account
(since i did not have anything stored in Catalina)
that is stuff i hate and detest i can't delete under 3 GB of photos from iCloud until 11 more days
the data is stuck on my iPad in "other" but not iCloud were i can upload almost 5GB.

somehow windows iCloud thingee upload 35GB of art work from the Dell XPS after a ssd upgrade.
erasing and turning off their cloud service took minutes instead of month.
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