Jump to content

OS X Annoyances


  • Please log in to reply
274 replies to this topic

#221
polarity

polarity

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Just Joined
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
What really gets to me is when I'm using ssh to remotely set up a computer on my own network, and when repeatedly reinstalling an OS, using the same IP, it keeps giving me warnings about possible man in the middle attacks, and refusing to let me connect until I edit the known_hosts file.

I know the host key has changed because I changed it. There is no man in the middle. If there was I'd be able to walk over to him and kick his {censored}.

Having to go edit a file is a real PITA when every other OS I've used just asks me if I want to continue.

I'm so sick of this and the lack of a working solution (OSX ssh_config ignores StrictHostKeyChecks=ask), so I chmodded my known_hosts file to 444.


FU Apple. I don't need baby sitting.

#222
S.SubZero

S.SubZero

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 279 posts
Damn you .DS_Store!

Seriously. I know it can be disabled, but it should default that way, especially connecting to Windows shares. Which begs the question; if you can disable it, why do you need it?

Related are the additional hidden files it creates. I like when I do some work on a document and gee, what's this extra file here.. .(filename). Oh. I remember a while back on my old G4 I did some rips of audio CDs and every directory had double the entries since for every mp3 it also created a hidden .(filename).

I'm *afraid* to put my OS X on any foreign network, more because I'm worried I'll leave junk all over the network anytime I connect to anything. Can't there be a "don't leave junk all over the network" checkbox somewhere?

#223
pebcak

pebcak

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 84 posts
1. Home/End keys.

2. Sloppy focus.


3. Different behavior when it comes to copy & paste. Aqua apps vs. X11 apps... they should find a solution.

#224
Ongeloof

Ongeloof

    Irrevocably Insane

  • Donators
  • 1,007 posts
  • Location:The Infinite Loop
  • Interests:Your moma.
Delete keys, and non app specific shortcuts....
Be careful what shortcuts you make!

Think Mark

#225
yamcha

yamcha

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 192 posts
Games, you have to download Universal Binary otherwise you run into errors, i still don't know why it turns into an issue, I mean tiger isn't too far from leopard :P, yet still some things don't work unless u have UB. Hmm Another annoyance for me is theres no cut function, there should be it's much more convenient.. they should def add that. hmm and not being able to close windows with keyboard(Appz Ctrl-Q, doesn't work on folder windows), I'm sure theres a shortcut but i haven't figured it out, but u can hide which is a great feature imo way better then minimize.. Thats about it I think.

#226
Ongeloof

Ongeloof

    Irrevocably Insane

  • Donators
  • 1,007 posts
  • Location:The Infinite Loop
  • Interests:Your moma.
The best thing i have found for UB is Halo! full across OS X! excellent.

Think Mark

#227
Berzerker

Berzerker

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 473 posts
  • Gender:Male

Games, you have to download Universal Binary otherwise you run into errors, i still don't know why it turns into an issue, I mean tiger isn't too far from leopard :( , yet still some things don't work unless u have UB. Hmm Another annoyance for me is theres no cut function, there should be it's much more convenient.. they should def add that. hmm and not being able to close windows with keyboard(Appz Ctrl-Q, doesn't work on folder windows), I'm sure theres a shortcut but i haven't figured it out, but u can hide which is a great feature imo way better then minimize.. Thats about it I think.


Cmd+Q is quit app. Cmd+W is close window. Cmd+W works in every app, as well as Finder. It's the equivalent of clicking the X button.

#228
Synaesthesia

Synaesthesia

    InsanelyMacaholic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Africa

I'm *afraid* to put my OS X on any foreign network, more because I'm worried I'll leave junk all over the network anytime I connect to anything. Can't there be a "don't leave junk all over the network" checkbox somewhere?

There is an option to do just that with the free software Onyx.

#229
Numberzz

Numberzz

    Resident iPhone Expert

  • Retired
  • 3,452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco
^^ What does he mean "Don't leave junk all over the network?"

#230
Meowy

Meowy

    InsanelyPurry

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 648 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maine

^^ What does he mean "Don't leave junk all over the network?"

.DS_STORE

#231
ilikelmo25

ilikelmo25

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 50 posts
And also the "._*" files.

For example, if there was a file named:
Happy.txt
Mac OS X would make another file named:
._Happy.txt

#232
CLiDE FTW!!1

CLiDE FTW!!1

    Lay off the pipe.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 871 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada, eh?
It's kind of annoying that if a program loses focus, the menu bar changes -- Example, if I click on the desktop while using Safari, I have to click on Safari to get Safari's menu bar options back.

As I understand, It's either the menu bar, or the toolbar like in Windows (which allows click-through). I've gotten used to it.

#233
fatshitcat

fatshitcat

    fun

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 742 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Romania
The fact that application developers can't stay away from my Documents folder just drives me insane.
I can't even hide the folder with a dot because the apps don't recognize them and create a new folder instead.
Jesus! Learn from Microsoft for once and don't fill my Documents folder with that {censored}. Can't they ALL agree and place system settings in Library/Application Support :D

It's a small thingie but it annoys the {censored} out of me. :D :D :D

#234
unohoo

unohoo

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 53 posts
Server Abnormal End (Abend) triggering further abends to backup servers caused by print jobs sent by Macs in a mixed platform network environment.

#235
thespottedelf

thespottedelf

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 265 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Erwinna, PA

The fact that application developers can't stay away from my Documents folder just drives me insane.
I can't even hide the folder with a dot because the apps don't recognize them and create a new folder instead.
Jesus! Learn from Microsoft for once and don't fill my Documents folder with that {censored}. Can't they ALL agree and place system settings in Library/Application Support :)

It's a small thingie but it annoys the {censored} out of me. :) :rolleyes: :angel:


aw agreed thats mine only thing

i've grown up with macs so most things don't bother me ;)

#236
unohoo

unohoo

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 53 posts
probably mentioned already:
When you eject a USB memory stick the OS does not force shutdown power to the device

#237
superstition

superstition

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts

The fact that application developers can't stay away from my Documents folder just drives me insane.
I can't even hide the folder with a dot because the apps don't recognize them and create a new folder instead.
Jesus! Learn from Microsoft for once and don't fill my Documents folder with that {censored}. Can't they ALL agree and place system settings in Library/Application Support

Um, Microsoft is the primary offender. Microsoft has been disrespecting Apple's directories for many years. Why? Because the company can. It's fun for them to stick it to Apple. The first example is Office 6 which created a Microsoft directory right in the main hard disk directory. Then, its replacements Office 98-2008 spammed the Documents folder with "Microsoft User Data". Other companies, like Adobe and Roxio, have followed Microsoft's lead and decided to spam the folder.

#238
Synaesthesia

Synaesthesia

    InsanelyMacaholic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Africa
annoying for me: Whenever I insert a USB flash drive in Leopard, Spotlight always wants to index it.! No way of stopping it and it causes slowdowns until it's done, and creates a spotlight folder on the disk!

#239
superstition

superstition

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts

...but computers really need to move past requiring users to use CLIs and hold-down keyboard codes. If there is a CLI, it should come with a partial graphical interface, like a modern version of the Apple III's SOS (or a mouse-driven system BIOS). Imagine if system BIOS screens were replaced with a CLI. Ugh.

Well, I definately hope that your vision will NEVER come through. Gimme a 'bash'-shell and I can perfectly live with it - in case of system-administration tasks (i.e. clustering, failover, ...) even prefer it -

The main point issue is requiring a CLI or hold-down keyboard codes at boot. I'm quite aware that some users love CLIs.

and actually, I'd sometimes definately be happy to give my bios some special parameters and/or options along the way without big entering of the setup and booting afterwards again.

Having to boot into setup and reboot isn't the issue I was talking about. I was talking about replacing BIOS screens with a CLI.

it all depends on what you are doing and trying to accomplish with 'your' computer and as so, your demands may be different.

Which is why I object to CLIs and hold-down keyboard commands because when I use a computer I expect it to be fairly user-friendly. A CLI hides the controls, although "man" helps to some degree. It's also linear/modal because each line is entered one after the other.

you go a bit too far as far as i'm concerned...

In what way? Not wanting a CLI BIOS and having to learn hidden commands like "hold down these keys to do this" at boot?

and well, there a quite a couple (even built-in) solutions for some of your problems.

What computers should have by default is something like the Lisa's environments visual boot manager where users can select the boot volume visually with a single click, without having to hold down keys at special times and hope a stupid BIOS window or something else decides to show up, having to reboot, or having to hold down special keys and wait for a long time for the spinning wheel to stop and the volumes to show up. With my D3SL, I have to either go through BIOS screens and save changes to change the boot volume or I have to press f12 at the right time and hope that the boot menu will come up (it doesn't always). That boot menu also takes some time to appear and then one must go to a sub-screen to select the volume. It's tedious and archaic. Apple's machines require users to hold down the option key and that's even worse because it takes forever and often misses volumes. Boot Camp addresses the problem in a limited fashion, but at least it's something.

#240
gtmini

gtmini

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Location:Melbourne Australia
Ok i'm new to osx so there may be some easy ways around these that I'm not aware of.

1. No "Up" button in finder.. only back or forward..

2. The dock - it's either always on top.. or normal focus.. or hidden. why can't it regain focus like rklauncher on wnXP does? In RK.. the current window has focus till the mouse hits the bottom edge of the screen, then RK grabs focus. This allows for uncluttered full screen apps.

3. Finder doesn't seem to remember individual folder views.. under XP if you viewed one folder as thumbnails.. all the others would stay as list.. but it would remember the one you set to as thumbnails. in Finder.. it just sets everything to what the last view mode was.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy