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Everyone who is complaining, from what I see, is picking up on stuff that is different from windows and using it as a 'flaw'

Another annoyance is the fact that: the dock is forced on you, and there is no programs menu.

Firstly, on windows, is the start menu not 'forced' upon you? lol

And also, if you so desire, click and drag the applications folder to the dock, then you will be able to use it as a menu. Hell, you could even stop magnification, drag all other icons out of the dock and align it on the left hand side... Then your application 'menu' can be exactly where the start button is on windows.

If you love the windows way so much, and can't cope with trying something new and adjusting, just go and use windows, and stop bitching just because something is different for you =]

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Applesam161, well said (Y)

The Apple menu. It's ridiculous to have a menu that's a graphic of an apple when other menus have names. How is it intuitive at all to have "shutdown" or "recent items" under a picture of an apple? Many users don't realize it's a menu. Plus, it's underpowered. Surely there could be more functionality in it, at least as an option


I've never heard of anyone who didn't realise it was a menu...

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^Maybe it would make more sense if it said "Start" instead.

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Things that annoys me in OS X (Warning: This is a noob point of view)+(Poor English) :D
Note: My OS X experience is based only on iATKOS v5i Hackintosh.. :( So I don't really have a full Mac experience until I get my macbook.. which is my dream laptop.. :D

The zoom button (the green button)
-I can't make the finder window fill the screen like in windows explorer. Where I can see a lot of folders and items in 1 view.. Guess I'll just have to learn to deal with it..

Resizing window
-There is only one point where I can click in order to resize the finder window, that is in the bottom right corner.. While I'm still used to Windows that allows you to resize the explorer window from any edges of the window..

The Preview
-Clicked on 1 image file in the pictures folder, which contains almost a 100 pics.. it only shows the picture that I selected.. unlike in windows photo viewer it shows the current pic, and I can also move to the previous or next photo within the folder.. (But I didn't try iPhoto yet, which is not included in iATKOS v5.. So I don't really have experience on photo managing on macs)

Other than the Above
-Great having no problems so far.. I love it just like I loved windows.. I loved both of the OSes.. I'm writing this on My desktop running win *BSOD*.. Just kidding.. windows vista which I'm running for almost a year now, with no problems or viruses.. Currently running OS X 10.5.5 on my acer laptop while I'm.. (I dunno if this is the right word since my english is'nt very good) gathering money to buy a macbook..

A noob's (and a poor english speaker) opinions on Mac OS X annoyance : END

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I've been using OS X for a few years, and a few things that really annoys me to the point of thinking that Windows is better ;) :

1. File management (using Finder). It just plain sucks. I try managing my 700+GB of data using Finder and found it to be Herculean task. The absence of a "Cut" option seems to be the most annoying.

2. HD Video playback. It just sucks big time when a Quad-core and a Radeon 3870 fail to play a 1080p WMV-HD or H.426 video at a frame rate of more than 5 fps.

3. No maximise button. Sometimes I just want an app window to fill the desktop, not "zoom to the best view".

4. Home/End key behaviour. Fixed by installing KeyFixer, but hey, why do I have to use a 3rd party hack in the first place...

5. Multi-session burning. I don't want to waste 4.5GB of space on my DVD-R, just because I need to burn 200MB of data today.

6. Leopard's preview for audio/video files. Why couldn't they left the scrollbar there? I want to preview the file, and sometimes the "preview" I'd like to see isn't at the beginning of the file.

Other than that, I guess I'm happy (for the time being)...

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1. File management (using Finder). - Of course it's simply the other way 'round if you come to Windows from Mac OS X. Drag & Drop works very, very fine in Mac OS, whereas Windows has stuff like "cut & paste", which seems completely moronic.

2. HD Video playback. - Strange. HD playback works very fine on my 24" iMac and even on my MacBook Air. I don't use WMV, of course. It's understandable that WMV wouldn't work as well as H.264 and Quicktime.

3. No maximise button. - Maximising windows defies the drag & drop behaviour of an operating system. I need access to other windows and the desktop.

4. Home/End key behaviour. - It's just a point of view thing. I've never expected it to work differently.

5. Multi-session burning. - That one's true.

6. Leopard's preview for audio/video files. - I agree, but they of course want you to use the "real" apps for more features.

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned multiple monitor support!

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned multiple monitor support!


Because it does it well enough ?

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Because it does it well enough ?

No, I'm talking about how when I have Excel on both windows I have to mouse all the way over to the other screen instead of just to the top.

Everything else about multiple monitor support is far better in OSX.

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No, I'm talking about how when I have Excel on both windows I have to mouse all the way over to the other screen instead of just to the top.

Everything else about multiple monitor support is far better in OSX.


Feel free to elaborate.

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He means that the menu bar & dock resides on one screen.

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Feel free to elaborate.

I often use multiple Excel spreadsheets on multiple monitors. If I have to use the menu while I'm working on the secondary monitor, it's a real pain. It would be so much more handy to simply mouse to the top of the screen (or the window) to click my menus. It's an even bigger problem if you're dealing with 3 monitors. This is one of 2 areas (the other is window resizing) where Windows has OSX beat.

It's not about the dock. I don't know why Windows seems to think it needs a Start menu on every window, but there you go.

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The only annoyances that I have with respect OS X is the lack of latest games support from both developers and apple itself :unsure:

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LACK OF Animated .GIF Support!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-particularly in Quickview, but Preview is nice as well.




ZOMG!!!!! Google and you will see that nobody has ever undertaken this "feat"

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1. File management (using Finder). It just plain sucks. I try managing my 700+GB of data using Finder and found it to be Herculean task. The absence of a "Cut" option seems to be the most annoying.


I have 2.5TB of data and trying to use Finder is horrific at best, but I am a life long
Windows user so maybe over time it will get easier as I learn, I am thinking about
getting Path Finder in the meantime :)





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