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Not a "caveat"
Authored by: ClassicUser on Oct 25, '03 01:37:48AM
Um, robg, when you say:
Overall, Apple did a good job of implementing labels for OS X, with a couple of caveats. First, it seems that labels apply across multiple users; label something in the Applications folder, and all users see the color you've selected.
How is this a caveat? The labels are a part of the file, just like - for example - the filename. If you changed the filename of an item in Applications, or any other "common" location, are you saying you wouldn't expect this new filename to be visible for other users?

Again, the labels being used are exactly the same labels as for OS 9: They are part of the attributes of the file itself, therefore any user who can change those attributes, will do so to the file itself; all users will see the change.

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Not a "caveat"
Authored by: baltwo on Oct 25, '03 02:41:56AM

AFAIK, anything labeled in OS 9, or in OS X 10.2 and earlier with LabelsX carries over into 10.3. IMHO, they blew the labeling implementation. It colors the labels and not the icons (as in earlier OSs and as provided with the LabelsX haxie). They also didn't provide the ability to change the colors with the color paletteā€”I really don't like the new pastel colors or coloring the items names. I hope Insanity gives LabelsX the ability to color icons and not their names. The current method is overbearing, especially when looking at a Finder window in list view, where each labeled item has the coloring going across every column entry.



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RE: Not a "caveat"
Authored by: sinjin on Oct 26, '03 02:23:45PM

Nah, I'm with Robg on this one. If I label a bunch off apps "Hot", or something like that 'cause I like them (and maybe even write an Applescript that uses the label, like say "bring all "hot" apps to the front", whatever) doesn't mean that every user on the machine is going to agree with my choice in "hot" apps. Perhaps you think Safari is hot but your lover is really into IE (chances are it isn't going to work out, sorry!), for example. No biggie, but still an oversight in design IMHO.



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RE: Not a "caveat"
Authored by: Jadey on Oct 26, '03 09:56:39PM

For my purposes, I'm glad they work across multiple accounts. I hope to be able to flag files that I've copied over to the correct accounts so I know they're safe for deletion from the shared items folder. Of course, this isn't ideal for everyone- a preference to make it cross-user would be best.



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