Wild 10.4 Speculation

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jesuscandle, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. jesuscandle macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2003
    Boston, MA
    We haven't hear nary a rumor (or rumour) about cool new Tiger features.

    Anyone got something from their wishlist they're dying to see?

    Better yet, anyone got any solid information on what we'll see Tuesday?

    I think it will be interesting to see if any metadata enhancements are made to the Finder. I love the idea of an Itunes for my files...
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Tabbed Browsing in Finder would be nice...

    Encryption and Authentication in Mail would also be a great enhancemant...

    The ability to encrypt and/or passwordprotect specific folders and not "just" the entire Home folder would be a nice addition to FileVault...

    Make the Finder snappier (or at least an option to make it snappier...)

    Oh... just remembered another one: In Mail you should be able to make rules based on the messages attachments, like make a rule that says "All messages with attachements that ends with .pif/.src/.exe/.bat transfer to the folder Virii"
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    tabbed finder, tabbed chats, perhaps some better way to use the dock? i love the thing, but it seems to get in the way occasionally, im not sure what could improve it, but im sure apple could figure out a way....meta data would be cool.......im really starting to wonder how they can enhance Panther
  4. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    All I REALLY want--enough to pay for the upgrade alone--is pro quality ical, mail, and address book. Those apps--especially iCal--really piss me off on daily basis.

    Anything else Apple adds will be icing on the cake.
  5. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    To add dock-like features, there have been rumors of a "dashboard" - I don't see much use for it now, but no one saw the use for a mouse until Apple showed how cool it was.
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    You cannot get more wild than saying: It will only run on x86 machines.
  7. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    There is a fine line between 'wild' and 'insanity'.

    Mr. Baked, would you care to cross back over and join us again? :D :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;)

    Actually, IBM has secretly been developing a completely new chip architecture based on electrodes stapled to the heads of ants in an ant colony. It is this radically new and surprisingly faster setup that as Steve said of the G5 last year, "As you can see, this architecture has legs!"
  8. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    I thought this thread was about "wild" speculation, not wildLIFE speculation. :p
  9. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    I hope they add tabs to the Finder and iChat, as well as animated GIFS and such to iChat. What would make it "different" is if Apple allowed movies to be your icon too, to take it a step further, Apple style. I hope they do some 64 bit improvements too. So much to look forward to.
  10. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2003
    Victoria, Australia
    Here's a few wishes... maybe in years to come

    The ability to drag (flick) a file/s onto a palette of connected Macs and have it automatically copy to the flicked to Mac. The receiver's Mac would flash an icon to indicate a file/s had been received. The connected Macs palette could be regulated by only showing Macs with "flick receive" turned on.
    Screen partitioning (I've already submitted this one to Apple). With this feature, apps would be limited to a section of a screen. Most useful with larger screens. I wanted this one so my Konfabulator widgets would stop getting covered up.
    I'm probably mad for saying this one but I'd like to see a mouse with a pressure sensitive button, so, the harder you pressed the faster something such as scrolling, would happen, then you'd slow it down by releasing the pressure.
    Now that we've got a pressure sensitive mouse, I'd want a function to thumb through pages in a PDF or other document that mimicked the way it works with paper books.
  11. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    There's no animated gifs in iChat because the buddy menu has icons on it. 120 animated gifs aren't too pleasant.

    I for one hope they steer clear of 64-bit for the OS. All it means is incompatibility problems for older machines. As well as different teams to handle updates. And I might add that a 64-bit program will run fine in a 32-bit OS. It's how the G5 was designed.

    I for one would like to see finder windows refreshed automatcally (saving something to desktop wouldn't require me to click on it first and network files update automatically)

    Samba can be improved. In the dorms my network browser is constantly refreshing (or gives me a warning that the share can't be found -then it shoudn't be there in the first place) Mounting "computer" rather than individual shares. As in you could connect to Smb://BigPC and then OSX would invisibly mount all the associated shares within BigPC. This differs from 10.3.2 in that you can eject the "computer" in the left hand column and it'll unmount all the shares. Faster browsing as well

    The desktop text glitch is still here.

    Better prevention of files corrupting

    Better ATI/Nvidia drivers

    A utility called "System Maintenance" or something that could house the cron scripts, permission repair, clean log files, delete cache and the like (so we don't have to turn to 3rd parties). Repair Permissions should be here because it has nothing to do with the Hard drive and doesn't belong in disk utility.

    Put the iDVD external drive easter egg back into the app for real. (not tiger but still)

    Make iSync sync Palm devices without having to use Palm Desktop.


    Sharepoints builtin

    The Finder needs to be Cocoa.

    I would like to see the Pictures/Music/Movies folders be removed and totally be handled with iPhoto/iTunes/new movie organizing app. For this I'd need multiple libraries and nested folders (for instance family photos in on library and pictures from the internet in another library and then Wallpaper in another Library). Better than multiple libaries would be to get rid of the library scheme and just go with playlists/albums.
    Though I could get by with nested albums. -not tiger sorry again

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