Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:21 PM
This, by process of elimination means that the new finder has yet to be updated and thus must have something quite cool that Microsoft does not.
Posted 16 August 2006 - 07:07 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 07:24 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:00 PM
Folders that you place in the dock are finally spring loaded. Like OS9, when you would put open folders down at the bottom of your screen. There is even a setting for the spring action.
Can you explain/screenshot what you mean by spring loaded i don't get it?
Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:44 PM
Perhaps this is to use with the next iPod's or iPhone's headphones??
Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:45 PM
Another small improvement present in Leopard: You get confirmation windows when trying to quit safari or close a window with more than one tab open:
Yet another feature in Leopard: You can create a DMG from a directory by simply context-clicking on the directory and choosing "Create disk image".
Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:12 PM
Currently in Tiger, if you drag a file to a folder, you just let it go. It doesn't spring open and the file is place in that first folder only.
The prefs for it are in the dock prefs area.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:57 PM
Also, you can rearrange tabs in Safari.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:23 PM
I have a wireless mighty mouse btw
Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:34 PM
Posted 19 August 2006 - 07:25 PM
Safari now saves the full text of each website you visit in ~/library/caches/metadata/safari/ and spotlight searches turns up results from there and your bookmarks, very nice.
Quicklook can preview websites as well as pics, videos, pdf, text, almost anything. just select a file in the spotlight search window and hit space. hitting space again dismisses it.
Spotlight shows icon previews of movies now that are playable.
neither of the new preview modes work in finder, which is a big disappointment.
you can sort column views just like list view, but only from the views window and it applies to all windows and columns.
the backround dimming in expose is much darker now, on my machine almost black.
Windows in spaces can be made sticky so they appear on all desktops. I have adium set to "Below other windows" and the buddy list shows on all desktops.
Spaces don't wrap around, so if you go to the right most desktop, hitting ctrl-right arrow just beeps.
Spaces is very quick, even on my old 1Ghz eMac with radeon 7500, but time machine is horribly slow, almost unusable on it.
Time machine is Opt-out, just like Spotlight, so if you have a single deeply nested directory that you want to back up, you can't just tell Time Machine to back that one up, you have to exclude all the other directories in that tree.
tabs in safari can be dragged off the tab bar to another window, or to the desktop to make a new window.
the developer mode still works in expose, but they disabled dragging any widgets to the desktop without it.
I did have one very strange error. After a restart, my user library folder was completely reset, all the files disappeared and were back to the files that were there when i first installed. Not sure if it was time machine related or not, but very disconcerting.
other than that leopard has run pretty smoothly.
oh, and brushed metal is still around, finder, safari, quicktime, hopefully they get updated from the secret stash too.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:20 PM
But still, we do have pinstriping on all background items on EVERYTHING.
On another note, it would seem that Mail does not let you edit the stationary in any way besides the text itself. Many of the image files in them are locked, and can not be unlocked through the Mail Composer.
I would think that this functionality would exist in iWeb, but I only have iLife 05 and have not upgraded it.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:35 PM
Think probably will not be able to back up your data kind of screwage...
Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:45 AM
Specifically, now in the International section of System Preferences, I can set EVERYTHING to Arabic!
Now, that is impressive that we have an OS that actually works with Right-to-Left input and work immediately across the board.
Either way, it is much better than Microsoft's Arabic implementation, in which you only have a few menu options translated, even in Vista.
While folders are still named the same thing, it looks like they will work with Arabic characters for filenames and paths, including changing /Users to /المستخدم
The only problem that I have run into is that the Text-to-Speech system 100% does not work with Non-latin languages.
Apple is set to take a major chunk of the non-english speakers or multilanguage users with this enhancement!
Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:42 PM
DVD Player got an update - now 5.0
Plus, under Help -> Supported Features, it lists HD Support.
Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:31 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:48 PM
The "Purchase Replacement battery" option in the battery drop down is an interesting cross-sell opportunity. Wonder how many more of these there are?
The airport icon drop down doesn't seem to have a "Purchase Replacement Airport Express... your's is 13 months old and out of warranty".
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:16 PM
Anyways, in case noone noticed, most of the utilities have been updated to high versions, some to "10.5" Also when you do shift + option + 4 to do the selection grab, there is now a gridcount next to your cursor.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 03:29 AM
Cooool. Hadn't noticed that one.
you can drag tabs around in safari
And in case no one has pointed it out yet, the new Help menu rocks. You can also use Spaces + Exposé by hitting F9 and then F8, you'll be able to see all of your open windows at once and drag them around the desktops. Leopard also has a lot of multithreading, and runs much faster than Tiger on my Mac. Also Preview has a lot of cool new stuff, got rid of drawers, can now resize images with a very Photoshop-like sheet, has an inspector, and when zooming in PDFs you get a "smooth" zoom. The Calendar Widget now shows appointments in iCal, as it did in the Tiger beta. Maybe they keep this feature just for developers, and they'll will pull it in the final release. Who knows.
Oh, and Exposé, Spaces, Dashboard and Time Machine aren't "full-fledged apps", the puppets sitting in your Applications folder are just launchers. The first 3 all live in Dock.app and Time Machine lives in Finder.app.
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