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I have been using OSX for over a year now and can't help but feel, thats its incomplete. Simple things like moving files, the lack of delete button. The fact that I have to manually quit programs for them to close properly irks me, and I was wondering if anyone else had the same impressions.

Don't get me wrong this is not meant to be a indictment on the whole OS, but since I am accustomed to Windows and Linux as well. I feel that apple are neglecting the little things for the BOOM!! showstopper stuff.

What do you think? Am I wrong? Or are there things that bother you?

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I have been using OSX for over a year now and can't help but feel, thats its incomplete. Simple things like moving files, the lack of delete button. The fact that I have to manually quit programs for them to close properly irks me, and I was wondering if anyone else had the same impressions.

Don't get me wrong this is not meant to be a indictment on the whole OS, but since I am accustomed to Windows and Linux as well. I feel that apple are neglecting the little things for the BOOM!! showstopper stuff.

What do you think? Am I wrong? Or are there things that bother you?


I to would like the CMD+X function within the finder windows. The delete button..same there..I would like support for that in the finder windows..
I miss that from Windows..and linux aswell..
Otherwise nothing.. I like that you can quit apps by rightclicking on the dock.. I do not need to frame the app and then close it.. time saving really..

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It's just a different system. Linux desktop is made to be similiar to windows. Mac not so much. What problem with moving files you've got? Closing programs is quick with cmd-q once you get used to it... the key in my opinion is to learn and get used to mac keyboard shortcuts and everything feels better from then on :-)

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Linux desktop is made to be similiar to windows.


Which desktop? :wacko:

Try AwesomeWM, for example...

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There is a delete hotkey, its just not a simple button "del". press command+backspace (delete) would move the files to the trash can.

quitting apps manually is more of a matter of getting used to it. command+Q would save u the trouble of going to the menu bar or the dock to shut down the app.

Another two set of hot keys I found extremely useful (If you haven't out about them) are:
Shift-Command-4 Capture a selection (selected screenshot area) to a file
Shift-Command-3 Capture a selection (screen shot of ur entire desktop) the Clipboard

I gotta say there ARE things here and there in Finder that could have been implemented better but then for me the Pros of the rest of the OS out weight Cons big times.

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me have that kind of trouble too. but then i realized that you gotta approach something with its own attitude. if you approach OSX with windows attitude you'll likely found some "trouble". same as linux, vice versa.

btw, if we talking about one partition every time you drag a file to another place mean you move it. it happen on both windows and osx. consider that most (all?) apple product came with just 1 partition copy/move file is not an issue. and don't give me that while you cut file(s), your system crash, you loose that file(s) {censored}.

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Using Firefox, I always have the tabs open, so session manger saves everything that I have open when I exit. I noticed that when I click the red x, FF doesn't close and restore my session. I have to quit it using Alt + X (windows side) which is supposed to emulate the shortcut command +, since PC keyboards don't have the same layout.

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Command+Backspace is your file delete key.

I don't understand the manually quitting to quit programs.. how hard is it to Command+Q? If anything, it's 1 keystroke less than exiting an mdi program under windows.

Copy/paste files in the finder is Option+[drag files] (moves them).

The ability to merge folders/moves/etc would be nice and is a little bit lacking I'll agree, but it's historically always been like it is now, so it could always just be chalked up to 'don't break what people are used to'.



Go into keyboard control panel and click the swap Alt/Command and Option keys. Turns your PC keyboard into a Mac layout keyboard.

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Thanks Guys for the input.

But in helping I think you have clarified my point even more. Its not simple or easier then say in windows. I bought my mac because I wanted to see the most advanced operating system in action, and on the whole I am happy with it. But so many things seem to take more effort not less. Printing for instance on anything other than plain paper takes at least 2 if not three more steps, (at least for me). I seriously miss the tree view that explorer gives me. Is there a way to add this in finder I would really love to know!

I know its OSX is different, but couldn't it be better?

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I feel exactly the same way. I started a similar thread called "I don't get it!" here:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=181164

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I believe the most COMMON issue here it that users have gotten used to sitting on their "free" hand, ie, the hand that is not controlling the mouse! Or using it to hold up their head under their chin!

If you were a Programmer, CAD Designer, Graphics Designer, etc, you quickly realize that the "free" hand can be used much more efficiently than just holding a cup of coffee, colddrink or ham sandwich!

Thus, employing the extra input device our Maker has provided us to even do basic admin functions, keystrokes in an far superior OS than any other, should be seen as complete!

I can understand, that when surfing less reputable sites, one might not have a "free" hand and could therefore find both slow download speeds and the apparent lack of certain controls very annoying!

SticMAC





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