The community Taskforce initiative has now come to a close.
Thanks to everyone who made thoughtful and genuine contributions to the website.
All submissions will be kept publically available for the forseeable future for reference purposes.

This website is part of the community Taskforce initiative

Most popular submissions in 'Aesthetics' of all time

143 +156/-13 votes

Moving files in Finder displays a Copy dialog

Submitted by ion on August 10, 2008 to Aesthetics

When the user copies files in Finder then a window pops up. Its title says: Copy.
When the user moves files from one location to another then the windowtitle is still Copy.

Leopard has this "feature" as well.

Change the title of the window.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(11 comments)

75 +80/-5 votes

Different Spaces with different Desktop Wallpaper

Submitted by Ian on September 3, 2008 to Aesthetics

When you change between spaces it's difficult to visually determine in which space you are (the only signal is the option of display the space number in the toolbar)

I think it would be better to allow the use of different desktop wallpaper to each space. I remember some programs did it before leopard, so it must be easy.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(2 comments)

43 +44/-1 votes

Exposé: Automatically update when a new window opens/closes

Submitted by Flauchhaus on November 17, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Usability

When a window opens or closes while expose is activated, Exposé doesn't update automatically, so for example it leaves an "death" window space when a window closes while in expose, or when a new window opens it just shows the window in (more...)

Automatically update Exposé on new/closed windows.
The only downside i could imagine is that new windows wouldn't be that noticeable when many windows are open. A short highlighting of the new window in Exposé would fix that nicely, also (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

In Snow Leopard new application windows start in background. (10A402a)

(1 comments)

34 +37/-3 votes

Unable to Preview Existing Files in Save As Dialog (Thumbnail Mode)

Submitted by purefusion on September 17, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Icons, Legacy, Usability

I think this hits on every category. Sometimes it's a no-brainer, you just want to see the other photos and such when you're saving adjascently or overwriting an existing one.

At a minimum, allow files in the columns-view to be browsed with the side-preview. Ideally though, include a thumbnail/tile view in the Save As dialog.

High

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

34 +56/-22 votes

Inconsistency in OSX Leopard Mac-Native Aqua Apps

Submitted by hoopla_punta on August 10, 2008 to Aesthetics, Icons

OSX Leopard has 3 "aqua styles" (kinda a made up theory):
First, the "grey buttons" which is found in Finder, Safari, iCal...
Next, the "bubble buttons" which is found in Mail and Preview
These two share (more...)

Change all the bubble style icons to grey icons.

or give the option to have Mac-Native Apps to have either grey or bubble icons.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

29 +34/-5 votes

Consistent background color during boot, logon, user switching

Submitted by mojo2012 on September 27, 2008 to Aesthetics

While booting up the screen background is white with the little apple in the middle of the screen. Before showing the login window, the background changes to some sort of blue background, changes to another blue again and after that it shows the background (more...)

* The blue background should be black or not being shown at all.
* The cube effect transition should not show the blue background as well - just show the login window + background image.

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(6 comments)

29 +30/-1 votes

Allow fullscreen mode of iTunes and Quicktime to keep in one Space

Submitted by Ian on September 17, 2008 to Aesthetics, Usability

If you use the coverflow fullscreen mode of iTunes and you change to another Space, when you return to the iTunes Space, fullscreen has change to normal windowed iTunes mode. The same happens with fullscreen mode in iTunes movies and Quicktime.

Allow to keep the fullscreen mode in one space while you are working in another.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(2 comments)

28 +33/-5 votes

Unify compress/extract, copy/move, mount

Submitted by mojo2012 on October 16, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

There are three different windows for file system operations:
* copy/move window --> the move windows hat "copy" in its window title ...
* compress/extract --> extract is a "copy" window, compress has its own (more...)

I think it would be much better, if all these functions would use the same window. Just change the window title and description.

Another thing I would like to see, is that all file system operation windows dock together. Or at least each (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

28 +30/-2 votes

Finder sidebar visibility status not always remembered

Submitted by Frylock on August 28, 2008 to Aesthetics, Bug, Usability

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a new folder in your home directory
2. Drag it to your desktop while holding alt+cmd, creating an Alias
3. Doubleclick the alias. Your folder will show up, with its sidebar visible.
4. Click the (more...)

Fix it, it's an annoying bug, which is reproducible 100%.

Low

Low

Not fixed

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.

Low

High

Not fixed

(7 comments)

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...)

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(6 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...)

Medium

High

Not fixed

(6 comments)

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)

19 +21/-2 votes

Desktop icon grid becomes misaligned when using multiple monitors

Submitted by dmnd on October 7, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons

Please refer to the attached picture.

I have a Macbook, which I use by itself and also connected to a large LCD monitor. In the attached picture, the top three icons (Leopard, Springboard and the dlls directory) are placed in the top right (more...)

Make pixel coordinates start from the top right of screen for the purposes of icon alignment. Or, align icons to the top left.

Low

Low

Not fixed

18 +18/-0 votes

Trying to rename a folder in use results in unhelpful dialog

Submitted by migueld on November 21, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

When trying to rename a folder in use, an unhelpful misleading dialog shows up "An unexpected error occurred (error code -8065)".

Display a more helpful dialog such as "Operation can't be completed while folder is in use". There should not be any "unexpected" or "error" wording. It's not unexpected, it's a normal operation that's (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

Page: 1 2 3 4 » Next (15 of 49 results)