What's your favorite feature?

petvas

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My favorite feature:
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HungarianStan

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As I've finally watched the WWDC thingy today, my favorite feature has to be the Expose/Spaces thing as it relates to being able to have the split screen. That would seriously speed up certain kinds of work that I do (for example, weirdly, I've wanted something like this badly for a long time when comparing student papers so I can see if they're cheating together for take home tests). That's the thing I'm most excited about.

Also, the "Metal" thing sounds cool. I game a bit, so that'd be nice to have.
 

Goldfrapp

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As I've finally watched the WWDC thingy today, my favorite feature has to be the Expose/Spaces thing as it relates to being able to have the split screen. That would seriously speed up certain kinds of work that I do (for example, weirdly, I've wanted something like this badly for a long time when comparing student papers so I can see if they're cheating together for take home tests). That's the thing I'm most excited about.

Also, the "Metal" thing sounds cool. I game a bit, so that'd be nice to have.
I've been using Cinch app for split-screen multitasking for years now. I even find it easier to use than El Capitan's own feature.
 

mcmul

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Going from the keynote: Split View and Notes. I really liked the look of Notes but they desperately need tagging or the ability to file off different notes (did they have this? I didn't see it). Either way, the updates to Notes were really good. I use Evernote a lot but the slow creep of features I hate (Work Chat? No thanks) are making the UI annoying for me. I would much rather use a rich Notes editor, which is exactly what this update provides. It just needs some better organisation but the search updates look pretty damn good, too. Swings and roundabouts.
 

HungarianStan

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I've been using Cinch app for split-screen multitasking for years now. I even find it easier to use than El Capitan's own feature.
Didn't even know that existed. And now that I know...I guess it won't matter, with the stuff Apple's putting out soon! I really am excited about it.

P.S. - I forgot about the Notes thing. That looks good too. I use notes extensively, so it'd be nice to do the features they talked about, and have it easily sync between all my devices once again.
 

Rudy69

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How do you use the split screen thing? I tried and my window won't resize :/
 

Gwendolini

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How do you use the split screen thing? I tried and my window won't resize :/
You click and hold the GREEN traffic light button on the top left of a window, then select a side, then select the window you want on the other side.
It brings the split view into a different "fullscreen" desktop.
 

KALLT

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You click and hold the GREEN traffic light button on the top left of a window, then select a side, then select the window you want on the other side.
It brings the split view into a different "fullscreen" desktop.
Sounds unintuitive. Is there actually any other kind of behaviour that is activated by a long button press? I can't think of one off the top of my head. Why not do it like all these third-party apps, Windows and some Linux desktop environments do by dragging the window into a corner or to the side? That's how lots of similar functions work in Finder.
 

Rudy69

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You click and hold the GREEN traffic light button on the top left of a window, then select a side, then select the window you want on the other side.
It brings the split view into a different "fullscreen" desktop.
Thanks, not sure I would have figured it out on my own lol
 
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