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Vox Pop: What's your "Mac Whine?"

We've started a new feature over on MacBreak Weekly that I really hope becomes a regular thing: "_Mac Whines_!"

Yeah, sure, I'm an unapologetic Apple fanboy (I, mean duh), but some stuff about my Mac experience makes me crazy. Have you got a beef with your Mac or OS X you want to shout from the shiny counter of the "Genius" Bar? Yeah, me too.

I'll open with:

  • inexplicable iCal "snooze" options (per MBW 30 -- which, incidentally, may also be my favorite MacBreak Weekly to date)
  • near-hangs whenever a mounted network volume is no longer available
  • no way to (temporarily) enable password-free user switching
  • The Finder. The goddamned Finder.

What's your Mac Whine?

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.DS_Store Weakness in Finder.app (Unable to...

  • .DS_Store
  • Weakness in Finder.app (Unable to hit delete button to send to the trash, cannot use apple-x to cut when editing a file name, hitting enter with a filename makes you edit a filename etc etc)
  • The number of times when I open the lid on a sleeping mac and it won't come back to life or when it does and I enter my password to get passed the screensaver it goes back to sleep.
  • 1 gig of RAM seemed fine on my G4 Powerbook but is not fine on my Macbook Pro
  • Inability to edit meetings in iCal that were sent to me from others. I would like to be able to add notes and stuff.
  • Safari needs extensions and incremental search like Firefox. (Without needing SIMBL)
  • Mail.app doesn't use Maildir or mbox format.



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