About Mission Control
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:58 AM
I'm sick and tired of the arrogant children at Apple. I can't begin to tell you how upset I am with their iCloud. It's made it so I can't count on what's stored on my harddrive and what requires a net connection. I think I'll roll back to 10.7 (No, I don't use their cutesy names!) and stay there until I die. This new junk adds absolutely nothing to my life. I could still quite happily use 10.4 except that new applications don't support it.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:08 AM
Mac 101: Getting Started With Your Mac
articles have there been?
Are they collected somewhere on Macworld.com?
I think I've missed one...
We have a page devoted to all Mac 101 stories. You can find it here. Worth bookmarking.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:47 AM
I cannot fathom why Apple programmers decided to "fix" what wasn't broken (Spaces, in this case, but I can think of a dozen other things) and brought us to this misguided, unholy mess.
Lion made me switch to Windows 7 --which, ironically, "just works." And Linux, where apps stay assigned to their respective desktops, no matter the distro.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:14 PM
I have spent a few hundred dollars in the last couple of years to obtain about 5 terabytes of external storage that is instantly available to me to access all of the files I've saved since I bought my first Power Mac in 1996. I have about 20 gigs of music on my two iPods and another 10 gigs or so on my Macs, so I would wind up having to pay extra just to store this music on iCloud or elsewhere. The way I do things now, I can get what I want immediately, and I don't have to log on anywhere and wait to download it.
I'm still on the fence about iTunes 11, but my initial impression is that this program probably creates as many problems for me as it solves.
On a related subject, the new Macs that don't support Snow Leopard, and therefore Rosetta, will forever be totally useless to me because I have much more money invested in the Power PC OS X third party software which I use occasionally than I paid for the external storage. And I do use CD-DVD burners frequently enough that I can find no reason whatever to ever buy any computer without the optical drive built into the main enclosure.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:36 AM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:54 AM
I still just use the Command-Tab. It's fast, no clutter, shows you what apps are running. You usually know what app you're looking for. When you get to that app, the most recent item pops up, or you can use the Window menu item to find what you want.
And to quit all items in an app, all you do is hit Command-Q. To quit everything, you just hit Command-Tab then Command-Q sequentially until all the apps are closed. And the Tab and Q keys are right next to each other so you can do it fast. Wonder if that was planned or just a lucky coincidence?
Not that I'm resistant to change, but it's very simple and fast navigation. Maybe I'll force myself to use Mission Control to see of there are any advantages.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:20 AM
My only problem is that sometimes the track pad seems to not put me into mission control with the four finger up swipe or move between desktops with four finger swipe sideways. Then I use hot corners but after a short time it starts working again. Does anyone have a keyboard shortcut for move desktop right or left. Thanks
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:56 AM