What's your favorite new feature in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iphone305, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. iphone305 macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Just wanted to know which new features you like in Lion. I personally like the Full screen and trackpad gestures.
  2. kyle1320 Suspended


    Apr 23, 2011
    In my own little world
    Full screen, swipe with 3 fingers to go from app to app, and 2 finger swipe to go back a page.
  3. moetownslick macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2009

    I've only been playing with it for a few days, but it just seems way easier to navigate through my apps and websites.

    Plus, the fact that i upgraded from 2 gigs to 8 gigs didn't hurt either. :)
  4. eba macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2007
    Snow Leopard was sorta "meh" to me, but I'm liking a lot about Lion. Like:

    Trackpad gestures
    Full screen
    Launchpad (now that I know how to organize things in it)
    AirDrop (transferred my iTunes library between computers very easily)
  5. reel2reel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Nothing yet. It pretty much feels like a dumbed-down SL. I'm worried when they start hiding crap for the sake of people who don't know what they're doing. That feels more windoze to me.

    And why don't they just put a bullet in the head of Dashboard already?
  6. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    Fullscreen Terminal, sharp terminal fonts and Terminal transparency blurring

    can you tell which app I use the most?!
  7. benrockwood macrumors member


    May 28, 2009
    full screen app, 3 finger swipe, tap to zoom, lanunchpad, mission control.. but the new 2 finger scrolling is making is crazy. it is just opposite what is used to in SL. i think i like 2 finger scroll from SL.
  8. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    I liked Dashboard in SL and Leopard, etc. when it came down from the ether on top of the desktop.

    I don't like it as its own separate...thing.
  9. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    then set it back to overlay mode, there's an option for it in system preferences
  10. jsep macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Carlsbad, CA
    Resume. Resume is amazing for someone like me who takes a laptop to work. I shut it down when I leave the office, when I get back in the next day, I'm right where I left off. I never turn off apps anymore.
  11. isoMorpheus Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    It'd definitely be the new bookmarks-bar-like bar in Mail,
    without which the sidebar toggle would seem ultimately gimmicky.

    Now I can travel between and move messages in and out of mailboxes
    with the same ease to which I am accustomed with Safari bookmarks.

  12. TNTN macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Same as on the iPhone/iPad, no?
  13. TNTN macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    You're right, there is. But the Dashboard button has gone. How does one call it up?
  14. marsmissions macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2010
    Washington, US
    Disable dashboard as a space option in mission control system preferences pane

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    Fullscreen! And [yes, I like] the new Mission Control. This new way of moving from app to app completely changes and has drastically speeds up the way that I interact with the OS.

    I keep a lot of PDF documents open usually, and the fullscreen Preview is fantastic. It's the way that I've always wanted PDF viewing on the computer to be.

    The three-finger double-tap on top of words to look them up in the built in dictionary is a really great and fun small little feature as well.

    I also think that Resume is a great great thing for my Macbook Pro.

    And Dashboard is a very easy option away from making go away. I wasn't fond of it having its own screen either.
  16. cookie053177 macrumors newbie


    Mar 22, 2011
    iChat with Yahoo Messenger integrated (Because I don't like Adium?)
    Full Screen
    Mail and Contacts
    Can create folder with selected items
    Separate Dashboard.

    Apparently I am pretty happy with most of them despite from mono color icons on sidebar.
  17. RamJetWorm macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2010
    I've noticed that after a few reboots with the Resume feature, Firefox gets really choppy with scrolling. I have to quit and launch it again.
    Possible memory leak??
  18. runebinder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    Nottingham, UK
    The gestures, as others have said swiping between desktops/fullscreen apps is great, same for back/forward in Safari (love the animation for it). Also 3 finger drag is so much easier than having to hold down on the touchpad (never used the double tap and drag as it made the single tap left click to slow).

    Autosave and versions will be a life saver for me.

    Improved security features and native 64-bit kernel.
  19. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    Press F4? or if you're talking about the icon on the dock... just drag in back out from Launchpad?
  20. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    3 finger swipe to go back a page was on Snow Leopard
  21. a9205 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    thing is i have unchecked most of the default gesture, due to being so accustomed to the gestures I've been using in better touch tool.
  22. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    Best feature: when sending an e-mail the mail window quickly slides away to the top. It's great!
  23. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2009
    Belfast, UK
    I love the way the volume controls are greyed out and the sound is stuck at full volume.

    I'd have been happier if the sound didn't work at all, but having it stuck at full volume is irritating.
  24. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I am really enjoying Full Screen App switching with 3 fingers. I really enjoy the extra screen real estate it gives to my laptop. Makes me confident with switching from a MBP to an MBA. The 2 finger swipe to go back/forth in browser history is fantastic too.

    Overall, feels much more natural.
  25. chrisblaze macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Mine is File Vault 2. Ive been envious of True Crypt and Bitlocker for Windows because of the full disk encryption that it does, now we have the same benefit in 10.7.

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