What's new in Lion: Mission Control and Launchpad
Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:28 AM
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:15 AM
I could see where Launchpad would be useful in a "limited access user" situation, like for your pre-tween kid or something similar. But I think it needs to be a little more customizable to be useful to more, um, sophisticated users.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:37 PM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:05 AM
MW has described the changes to Spaces/Expose' very diplomatically. It's too bad you can't turn this crap off. Why would you remove features, especially something as useful as this was previously? It makes no sense. I'm fine with Apple adding simplified functionality and calling it Mission Control but there should have been an option to switch back and forth from MC to Spaces/Expose'. This feature appears to be a hit with about half the posts I've read on different venues but the anger of the other 50% probably could have been easily avoided.
I'm in the "I already have an iPad (and iPhones)" camp and don't want or need to turn my MBP into one. When I heard that this was to be a fusion of iOS and OS X I knew that was a bad idea. It would have been a better idea to put resources on a new file system instead of making us rely on a 25 year old one that is as rickety as can be. I love the new security changes and there is lots that is good with Lion but more mistakes than I've ever seen coming out of Cupertino. The iPad and iPhone are hits but we use them for different tasks than we do our laptop/desktops and Apple needs to realize that. Not everyone spends all their time in a browser and email.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:43 AM
- sorting options
- the possibility of entering the first letter of an app to navigate to it
- an easy-to-remember keystroke to navigate from app to app within a screen
The depressing thing is that Apple will probably get rid of it in a couple of years, saying "it wasn't our finest hour" (or possibly saying nothing at all), rather than putting in the effort to get it right.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:05 PM
Also, Spaces worked much better. In Snow Leopard, hitting spaces allowed me to easily see what was in each Space and I could efficiently check what was going on in each Space. Now with "Desktops" all you get is a very small icon at the top of the screen which is too small to be useful.
And, if you used Control-Arrow to navigate to the next Space, when you got to the last Space, you would wrap around to the first Space. Now, you can't and just stay on the last Space. Before leaving work, I used to enter Spaces and cycle through all of them to see what apps were still opened. It didn't matter on which Space I started, as I could continuously cycle through them. Now, I can't.
I hope Apple realizes that we don't want our Macs to work like iOS devices and stops this dumbing down of the OS.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:36 PM
Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:57 AM