Owen Linzmayer said:Dock Items Bounce Indefinitely
Programs Force Themselves to the Forefront
Trashed Items Cant Be Opened
Software Update Off-Limits to Third-Parties
Dashboard Widgets are Modal
Painful Pinwheel Pauses
Exposing Package Contents is Confusing
Sidebar Items Cant Be Renamed
This wasn't a debate of macs vs. windows, it's are macs perfect or imperfect, with the assumption it's better than windows. But, we sure would like a few things improved, so let's discuss them. I agree with him on just a few, particularly the first two as has been previously stated here. My big gripes are in user-interface consistancy and items within particular applicaitons.kainjow said:Aren't both of these the same in Windows?
You just drag the files out of the trash and on to the desk top. Besides in certain professions its is actually bad practice to work on files that are in the trash folder, after all they were put there for a reason in the first placeLacero said:Only the first two items annoy the heck out of me. The rest, I have no problems with. Opening files from the trash? I think there's a good reason why it's not aloud!
I like this... it tells me the app needs attention. If you don't like bouncing apps, turn it off! Windows: Flashes! And not only that, when the task bar groups windows together.. it flashes and then you have to find it on the group menu!Dock Items Bounce Indefinitely
This I too find very annoying. However, think of the user! Windows: They stay in background, just don't be surprised when you go to the background app you'll find "Send. Don't Send. "Programs Force Themselves to the Forefront
I personally would like to be able to open files in the trash, but I imagine it isn't a good thing for beginners especially to be doing so. If they forget to drag it out then next time they empty trash without thinking, they'll lose their work. Windows: you can open files in the trash. You can also have files which will never delete as windows persists to tell you that they're still in use.Trashed Items Cant Be Opened
I know many mac users want this. I'd hate it. Getting an update in Software Update is exciting! Plus, how many apps would you get which "need updating" because you've just deleted the app from applications and not the pref files?! Windows: Windows update - don't make me laugh. It's so cumbersome and you can't hardly use the computer while its in use!Software Update Off-Limits to Third-Parties
This doesn't annoy me, plus I use two or three probably once an hour! Windows: Can't wait until Longhorn copies.Dashboard Widgets are Modal
Not half as many as I got in OS 9.. and then an 1/8th of what i get in Windows.Painful Pinwheel Pauses
I love the way this guy says that more often than not you get a not enough permission window. I've only ever had this once, and I was trying to delete a folder in CoreSystem. Windows: Delete what you like, baby, yeh!!Permission Roadblocks
But at least you can do it. Windows: wouldn't know what a package was if it was thrown one. Instead you get a nice folder full of 100 + files and a Setup.exe.Exposing Package Contents is Confusing
Yeh... um... good! I'm glad they show me my files are getting deleted! It feels like it means something! Plus it is "in the background" per se, because the user can do other things while it's happening. Windows: Try pressing even the Start Menu while the Recycle Bin is emptying.Dumb Deleting
Sidebar Items Cant Be Renamed
Speaking of which, I love that sound when the trash empties. It sounds like...never mind. (Ever notice that since the release of Nevermind by Nirvana, people constantly use it as a replacement for "never mind"?)Deepdale said:
I knew this would make another guest appearance.
This is kind of funny, but I never tried that and never realized that it could be done that way.kainjow said:Um... right-click an item and select Rename?
Good thinking! It's too early in the week to start anything like that, especially considering that it's been less than two days since our last discussion of this.Deepdale said:And risk a homophonebic backlash on a Monday? No, we'll be good instead.
It isn't a good idea to store files on your desktop because it slows your system down, and you're more likely to see the dreaded spinning beach ball. I'm guilty of doing it myself, and when I clean up my desktop the system does get snappier.wordmunger said:...he's suggesting that the "you can't open files in the trash" dialog should include an option to automatically move the file to the desktop and open it from there.