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Authored by: willbank on Aug 24, '09 10:25:22AM
When you are in a Finder folder that you would like to search, and you type into the search bar in that finder window WHY OH WHY does it switch to Macintosh HD?!

If I'd wanted to search Macintosh HD then I would have bleedin' well used Spotlight in the first place.

This is one of the few Windows-style counter-intuitive bits of strong-arming left in the OS and hopefully Snowy will get rid of it.

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Authored by: sfgecko on Aug 24, '09 10:55:08AM

snow leopard actually has a preference for this. why this was working in tiger (10.4) by default then taken out of leopard (10.5) and made available as an option again in snow leopard (10.6) is beyond me. apple can be retarded sometimes.



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Authored by: tedw on Aug 24, '09 11:54:07AM
I think it was Steve Jobs (back in the day) who said that he couldn't imagine why anyone would *ever* want more than a megabyte of ram... :)

Yeah, Apple is retarded sometimes. But I haven't yet met anyone who isn't retarded some of the time. The nice thing about Apple is that they try not to make a habit out of it.

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Authored by: apikoros on Aug 25, '09 06:12:54AM

People who have intellectual impairments/mental retardation and their families and friends would appreciate it if you didn't use the term "retarded" in that way. It demeans those who, through no fault of their own, do experience that challenge.

Please, and thank you.



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Authored by: tedw on Aug 25, '09 04:12:47PM
People who have intellectual impairments/mental retardation and their families and friends would appreciate it if you didn't use the term "retarded" in that way. It demeans those who, through no fault of their own, do experience that challenge.
If you are talking about people with cognitive/affective disorders or impairments, I would never call those people retarded, because they are not. The word 'retarded' implies someone who is operating well below the level they can (or ought) to be operating at. Those people I have met who have actual impairments (as a rule) do more within their limits than the rest of us do within ours, and ought to be commended for it. Don't legitimize 'retarded' as an insult to the impaired by complaining about it (because, frankly, using the word as an insult to the impaired is something only a *truly* retarded person would do).

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Authored by: UberFu on Aug 25, '09 12:39:31PM

Nope that was Bill Gates talking of 512KB of Memory.



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Authored by: macHobbes on Aug 25, '09 08:10:38AM

Thanks for this hint!

More precisely, this is a Finder preference now.



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Authored by: mm2270 on Aug 24, '09 02:08:20PM

Boy do i hear ya! That "feature" of Leopard is routinely one of the most frustrating aspects that I battle with and rail against, almost daily. I can't fathom what in heck Apple was thinking when they changed that from the way it worked in Tiger. Beyond stupid!



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