TextEdit is annoying!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by loressa, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. loressa macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2014
    1.Why drop the SaveAs?
    Sometimes I save over the original by mistake because I'm not used to this concept! Most other programs employ SaveAs. You either have to duplicate the file or make another in the listing.

    2. Why not give us the option to skip the dialogue that comes up when you open an html file you're working on? ("blah.html" is a web application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it?)
    Sometimes I need to edit multiple html files. I used to be able to shift-select a bunch of them to edit quickly, now this annoying dialogue comes up on every one!

    3. Files auto-lock if they have not been edited recently.
    This is another annoying feature, especially if you are editing multiple files. There needs to be a option to turn this off.

    Please take heed, Apple! I'm sure I'm not the only one affected here!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Number two is Mac OS X's quarantine feature that was introduced with Leopard. Text Edit isn't the only application that will do that. Nearly everything will prompt for that if the file was downloaded through Safari. I think Chrome and Firefox don't fully support it for all file types yet.
  3. epic-retouching macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I very rarely open text edit. I use textwrangler 99% of the time and various other word processors the other 1%. I even use sticky notes instead of textedit.
  4. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    For point 1, do this: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20120604101520950

    For 3, do this: http://osxdaily.com/2012/01/24/turn-off-file-locking-in-os-x-lion/

    For 2, I don't recommend disabling quarantining for file downloads but you can: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20091208050655947
  5. loressa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2014

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