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25 +33/-8 votes

Movie/Video files and folder mess

Submitted by dehetepappie on August 17, 2008 to Annoyance

The OS X user directory has Movies/Music/Pictures subfolders. Very logical and intuitive. Music for music, Movies for video files, etc. So when I drag a movie into iTunes where does it store the file? Right: in /Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Videos. Additionally, (more...)

Use the Music folder for music, Movies for movies.

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Low

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(3 comments)

25 +31/-6 votes

Easy switch between monitors

Submitted by basvdijk on August 16, 2008 to Usability

You have no control on which monitor you want to have on and which not. I use an external monitor on my MacBook Pro. When connecting the external monitor I can not disable the laptop monitor.

On a pc laptop it is possible to cycle through monitor modes like: external - laptop - clone view - extended desktop. It would be nice if MacOS has the same possibility.

Medium

Medium

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(3 comments)

24 +33/-9 votes

Better picture viewer

Submitted by Hansii on September 1, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

Preview should show all pictures in the folder of the picture it is currently showing.

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(7 comments)

24 +52/-28 votes

Resize windows from all edges

Submitted by tomerb on August 13, 2008 to Usability

Why be able to resize only from the bottom right corner?

It's much more natural to be able to drag any perimeter pixel of the window to indicate your intention to resize.

Medium

Medium

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(7 comments)

23 +24/-1 votes

"delete" & "rename" option during "open" & "save as" dialogs!

Submitted by lukasdesign on July 20, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

Often when I save files I would love to rename an existing file, in order to keep the new and the old file name's coherent....but I can't do that on the fly! I would love to be able to rename (or move to trash) from within the program's (more...)

Medium

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(3 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

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Low

Fixed

Works in Snow Leopard :)

23 +23/-0 votes

Front Row runs on primary monitor only and blanks the others

Submitted by moole on December 6, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Usability

On a dual monitor setup, Front Row runs on primary display only, blacking all others out.
It prevents you from working on your mac while secondary display showing photos/movies/music through Front Row to your family or friends.

Give user an option to choose on which monitor Front Row will show, not blacking out any others. Route Apple Remote commands to Front Row when running.

This will allow setup Front Row for your wife/children/guests like this:
Connect (more...)

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Medium

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(6 comments)

23 +24/-1 votes

Finder: integrate SCP connections into "Connect to server"

Submitted by mojo2012 on November 2, 2008 to Usability

This is a feature request!

It would be nice if the Finder would support ssh/scp connections fia the "connect to server dialog": eg ssh://myserver/share or scp://myserver/share

Implement ssh/scp protocol support for the "connect to server" dialog

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23 +27/-4 votes

Make software update notification discoverable when hidden beneath other windows

Submitted by dmitriid on August 26, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

When "Software Update" notification (where you chose whether to install immediately or see the list of updated applications) pops up, it is a dialog-style window.

If, by accident, it's covered by another window, there's (more...)

Current solutio is: minimize, close or hide all windows until you get to the Software Update confirmation box

Actual solution would be: make the nitfication appear on the Cmd-Tab list and make the click on the software update icon in the (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(8 comments)

22 +27/-5 votes

Finder: Folders first please! (folders on top)

Submitted by victoranselme on July 14, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

When I open Finder and try to find some file I have to scroll all the page down to see the folders. And this is so anoying, because I have to scroll down a hundred times to find something.

Folders should be first "type of file", and be always the first to appear in each drive, folder or subfolder on Finder and on Open / Save dialogs of all Apps.

Apple could create a button “show folders first”. Thus who want (more...)

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(6 comments)

22 +22/-0 votes

Stacks should update changes such as renaming and custom icons

Submitted by migueld on June 30, 2009 to Usability

When making changes such as renaming files, or customizing icons, they are not updated on a stack. For example, when renaming a file, if the stack is sorted by name, it doesn't re-arrange by the new naming. Also when customizing icons within a folder, (more...)

Stacks should update any and all changes such as renaming and custom icons.

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Low

Not fixed

22 +22/-0 votes

Preview - Next/Previous active for single item

Submitted by iHateAurora on May 17, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

If you have a single item open in preview the next/previous buttons are still active and clickable. This is counter-intuitive because it hints that there are next and previous items.

In Safari (and other browsers) the next and previous (more...)

I believe they should be greyed out according to the following rules:

[1] Single item - both buttons greyed out
[2] First item - previous button greyed out
[3] Last item - next button greyed out

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

22 +24/-2 votes

Window Management: autosize windows that are larger than the screen

Submitted by mojo2012 on March 29, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug

If you start an application (like iCal, Mail, Safari) and maximize it to the screensize the actual window size is stored. The next time the app starts up, the size is restored.
So far, this behaviour is greate.
But if you restart your computer (more...)

Adjust the window width to the current screen width if the window is wider than the screen.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

22 +24/-2 votes

Finder's back button overrides folder settings

Submitted by migueld on December 13, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

When using the Finder's back button, it overrides folder settings. That often results in inadequate views for your folders. For example, cover flow is inadequate for a folder that contains generic folders.

History traversal via the (more...)

Do not override views when using the back button.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(2 comments)

22 +22/-0 votes

Autorotate in iPhoto should be lossless (and don't preserve original)

Submitted by moole on December 5, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

iPhoto automatically rotates imported photos using camera orientation in EXIF, if available.
The problem is, the rotation is lossy and the unrotated original is still stored in iPhoto library, even though in iPhoto it is not accessible. When you (more...)

The logical way is either
1) Leave the JPEG intact and rotate the picture every time it is viewed (this is easy to code with no slowdown at all).
2) While importing, losslessly rotate the JPEG, clear the EXIF camera orientation data and (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(3 comments)

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