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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

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(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 +25/-4 votes

Spotlight: don't scan removeable media

Submitted by mojo2012 on November 2, 2008 to Annoyance

If I plug in a (hfs+) usb hard drive Sportlight begins to scan the volume. As I don't want to search this volume this is completely useless - at least for me.

Make an OPTION in the Spotlight prefpane to disable scanning of external media.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(5 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 +24/-3 votes

Spaces forgets which window was active

Submitted by Hansii on September 1, 2008 to Annoyance, Bug

If you open to windows of the same in app in one space, and open another application in another space, and then try to alt-tab between them sometimes the wrong window will be active.

Fix the bug.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(6 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 +19/-0 votes

iCal: add todos

Submitted by mojo2012 on November 15, 2008 to Annoyance

If there is some free space in the todo list, then a double click on the white space adds a new todo item. But if the list is full so there is no white space, the only way to add an item is to use the menubar.

One possible solution is, to add a "add todo" icon to the bottom toolbar. This would look like a +, similar to the "add a calendar"-+.

Or at the top of the list there is a static entry "add new todo" that adds (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(2 comments)

19 +21/-2 votes

Finder: rename files with different owner

Submitted by mojo2012 on November 2, 2008 to Annoyance

If I want to delete a file which I'm not the owner of, then I have to enter my password (I'm in the admin group). The same happens if I want to move a file into a folder with different ownership.
But there is no way to rename a file with (more...)

Let the user rename files with different ownership the same way as normal renaming. Just ask for the password, then enable the rename mode.

Low

Low

Not fixed

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)

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)

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