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182 +189/-7 votes

List the apps that prevents unmounting

Submitted by Flauchhaus on August 11, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

Ejecting external storage devices often isn't possible because some app/process still using the device. When trying to eject/unmount the finder just pops up an error message saying that the device isn't ejectable and you have to close the apps (more...)

When unmounting fails the finder should list which apps/processes are preventing it, and optionally switch to the app.

High

Medium

Fixed

Fixed in Snow Leopard! ^_^

(5 comments)

85 +89/-4 votes

Default Search in finder should be in CURRENT FOLDER not the whole computer

Submitted by renatocoral on October 24, 2008 to Usability

Normally when you search for files inside FINDER you look for files within a especific folder and that should be the default option. If you are looking for files on the whole computer you can always go directly to Spotlight.

Medium

Medium

Fixed

Fixed in Snow Leopard

(5 comments)

23 +24/-1 votes

Finder file info dialog: make text select & copyable

Submitted by Flauchhaus on December 23, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

Its not possible to copy file details (Size, Location, Resolution, Date...) from the file info window.

Make "file details" text select & copyable from the file info window.
:edit: seems to work in a snow leopard preview version :D

Medium

Low

Fixed

Works in Snow Leopard :)

17 +18/-1 votes

Time Machine: Improve backup/restore Performance

Submitted by Flauchhaus on March 17, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

Backing up: Time Machine takes way too much time to back up files as small as 20MB and while the backup process is running it uses quite much CPU usage so if the user runs an app/game it slows down quite significantly. The beginning and ending of backups (more...)

Improve backup/restore Performance. Don't just back up files every hour - back them up "live" as they change. Run the backup process with lower HDD/CPU priority so it doesn't slow down the running system/apps/games.

Medium

Low

Fixed

(3 comments)

11 +11/-0 votes

Mail: Conversation View in threaded mail summary

Submitted by Flauchhaus on November 30, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

Mail allows viewing mails in threads but only shows a summary of the conversation (subject, date, sender) on the summary mail - but not the content of the mails. To view the content of the mails every mail still has to be opened one after another.

If "Organise by Thread" is enabled, the mail summary of the threaded mails should be improved by a Conversation View. If the mails are very huge or the conversation is very long, older mails automatically should collapse (similar to gmail).

Medium

Medium

Fixed

Fixed in Lion

-9 +4/-13 votes

"Different" shutdown menu in the new Snow Leopard (10.6)

Submitted by bastyani on August 30, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

(this applies to the new Snow Leopard (10.6) )
When using the Ctrl-EJECT shortcut to invoke the "restart/shutdown" menu
in the new Snow Leopard (10.6) there is only the ShutDown button selected.
It is nothing wrong with (more...)

I like the old way more than the new one.

Medium

Medium

Fixed

(3 comments)

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