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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.

Low

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

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)

22 +36/-14 votes

Copy file path location

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

Unfortunatly you can not copy the path to a file or folder. This feature is availiable through tools like win shortcutter but it should be built into the system and should support forward and backslashes for mixed enviroments.

High

High

Not fixed

(2 comments)

22 +42/-20 votes

QuickLook: Sound volume of QuickLook not adjustable and too loud by default

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

When i QuickLook audio/videofiles the volume is too loud (like playing with 100% volume in iTunes), the same behavior was also in Finder file preview of Tiger, but there was a volume slider. In QuickLook/Leopard there is only an option to mute the sound. (more...)

Add an volume slider to QuickLook and/or don't set it to 100% by default (maybe sync the volume with iTunes or system sound effects volume)

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(2 comments)

21 +22/-1 votes

Allow iTunes to do on-the-fly transcoding during syncs.

Submitted by kelchm on February 22, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

This applies primarily to those with a large library of lossless (ALAC) music.

As it is Apple provides to easy way for users to automatically transcode these files to a more reasonable format for portable (iPod, iPhone) use.

(more...)

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(5 comments)

21 +23/-2 votes

Bluetooth File Exchange application is terrible

Submitted by MicrowaveDave on December 28, 2008 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

It's absolute crap! It can't transfer folders, baulks when transferring too many files at the same time, doesn't have a search function and doesn't display any information other than file size. It forces users to copy items to the (more...)

Allow users to mount Bluetooth devices in the Finder. Problem solved.

High

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

21 +32/-11 votes

Installed applications manager

Submitted by Hansii on September 3, 2008 to Usability

Since a lot of applications come with pkg installers and not just application files a management application with the ability to uninstall all installed applications would be useful. Applications that live inside a single app file could be ignored by (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(12 comments)

21 +25/-4 votes

Cannot set default window size for Finder windows, for ALL folders.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on August 14, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

Lets say you have set your home folder window to your preferred size. But then you open your downloads folder, but it is of different size! Do you need to go and resize all the windows that you usually open directly to?

This also happens (more...)

A modifier-key close would save the window size, position and sidebar.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

20 +23/-3 votes

Finder: more columns for detail list view

Submitted by mojo2012 on November 2, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

Why can Finder just show 7 different file infos in the detailed list view?
What if I want to show mp3 tags in the columns?

Let the user choose of much more file infos in detailed list view:
* mp3 tags (interpret, album title, ...)
* jpeg image infos (width, color depth, ...)
* owner infos, unix acls, ...

And don't make this available (more...)

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(2 comments)

20 +32/-12 votes

Folders mixed with files in the Finder

Submitted by brice on August 20, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

I'd love to have an option to display folders first and then files. So I don't have to hunt for that specific folder I want to drop things in.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(16 comments)

19 +22/-3 votes

Download window. Option to close automatically after downloading

Submitted by imacpccs on October 28, 2008 to Usability

After downloading a file the download window doesn't close automatically.

To create an option to close the window automatically after downloading.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(5 comments)

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)

18 +23/-5 votes

iTunes can't auto-scan folders for new or missing media

Submitted by MicrowaveDave on December 29, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

If iTunes could automatically scan folders for changes it would be almost perfect software!

At the moment I can't simply download movies or music into a folder and have iTunes automatically index all new files, it has to be manually (more...)

Allow iTunes to scan for folder changes. Have it check upon startup, or have a button in Preferences along the lines of 'Scan folder for changes'. Add new files into the 'Files Added Today' smart playlist and alert when media is (more...)

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(11 comments)

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