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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #1
 
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Mac OS X Leopard - Wishlist

What do you want Apple to do with the upcoming OS X Leopard?

My wishlist:

New Features:
1. A sane system of user-modifiable keyboard shortcuts.
2. A new Finder merged fully with Spotlight.
3. Resolution-independant display.

Interface Changes:
1. The end of the universal menu bar. Bring back the NeXT menus.
2. A system-wide change to the iLife'6 theme. Bye metal, bye pinstripes.
3. Dock improvements: flexible spacers, more user customization, pop-up folders, recognizes smart folders.
4. Multiple Dashboards (mine's too cluttered).

Bug-Fixes
1. Finder lock-up when browsing remote volumes.
2. A green window-control button that actually works.

If Apple did nothing else except fix the nagging issues of the Dock, the Finder, Spotlight, and the inconsistent interface, I'd be extremely happy.
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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #2
 
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My Wishlist:

That users would stop wanting and just be content...
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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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3. Resolution-independant display.
What the heck is that exactly? Trying very hard to figure out what you mean by that, and can't for the life of me figure it out!

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1. The end of the universal menu bar. Bring back the NeXT menus.
You're kidding right? The universal menu bar is the biggest reason I use a Mac. There is no other system that can provide better functionality. No wasted space like there is with Windows-style "menus under every single window" yet the flexibility to see exactly what my menu options are at all times.

To add to the list...
Personally, I would love to see multiple-desktops like in Unix, Apple style.

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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #5
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Hi,

I'd like to see sneak preview photo's of OS X Leopard that wasn't a worm/virus/trojan.

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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #6
 
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I'd like to see some features so insanely cool that if I were to know them my head would explode. Seriously though, a unified theme and working green button would be fine for me
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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:54 PM   #7
 
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What the heck is that exactly? Trying very hard to figure out what you mean by that, and can't for the life of me figure it out!
Open up "Quartz Debug" and choose Show User Interface Resolution from the Tools menu. Play with the settings, then launch a new app. Wheeee!

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You're kidding right? The universal menu bar is the biggest reason I use a Mac. There is no other system that can provide better functionality. No wasted space like there is with Windows-style "menus under every single window" yet the flexibility to see exactly what my menu options are at all times.
Did I say I wanted the Windows way? Under NeXT, you could operate the whole system with contextual menus, or you could keep any menu on-screen wherever you wanted. That's space-saving.

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Personally, I would love to see multiple-desktops like in Unix, Apple style.
Not high on my list, really. Even with 20+ apps running, Expose works well enough for me.
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I'd like to see sneak preview photo's of OS X Leopard that wasn't a worm/virus/trojan.
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You're kidding right? The universal menu bar is the biggest reason I use a Mac. There is no other system that can provide better functionality. No wasted space like there is with Windows-style "menus under every single window" yet the flexibility to see exactly what my menu options are at all times.
absolutely. the menubar is one of the best features of the mac os.

i agree with him on a unified look across the system though, and would love to see the unified toolbar take on that roll.

also, flexible spacers would be the single greatest addition to the dock. i use the bastardized dockdividers now, and would love a real way to accomplish that.

instead of multiple dashboards, i would like to see apple rip off MS' current sidebar idea. have a full DB environment and an implementation of the sidebar for most used widgets.

and a coherant spotlight with a bit of fine tuning would be awesome.

i love that osx keeps becoming more and more refined.
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Old Feb 26th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #10
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My 2 cents:

My gripes so far (I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting):
  • Better network browsing;
  • Better (HTML) Formatting in Mail;
  • Better attachment handling in Mail (for god sake, stop arbitrarily putting the images in the middle of a paragraph in plain text messages, or whatever it is you think you're doing);
  • Get FontBook where it should be;
  • Give Automator even more in-depth functionality/abilities with Apps/OS (seems like they just got started and decided to release it);
  • Unified OS GUI;
  • Customize Finder grid for icon/file placements (I like my spacing a little tighter, please);
  • Get rid of the Services menu option--nobody uses it;
  • Dashboard Widgets that can be operated anywhere (without 3rd party software);
  • Absorb Sherlock into Spotlight (integrated search WWW, RSS, FTP, etc.); and
  • Ability to PRINT FINDER WINDOWS* FROM THE FINDER YOU [email protected]@RDS!!!

* Without needing a 3rd party utility.
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