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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Dec 14, '06 08:15:29AM

I'm not disagreeing with you, and I personally think the Finder is poorly designed, and needed a lot more end user testing. It's slow and buggy as well.

The NeXTites have taken over the shop, and many years of high quality UI convictions have gone out the window! We know Steve has things the way he is used to working. Until OS X was out he was using an IBM Thinkpad running OPEN STEP as his personal computer. He even used that to do the MacWorld keynotes (which is why he had Apple write Keynote...)

Personally I always I liked NeXTSTEP. I think they tried too hard to make the OS X Finder a compromise between the two OS's.

My point about multiple Finder windows is you sometimes need to do this just to move files around quickly. I keep all my audio files on a second hard drive, and that's organized with folder for each project, etc.

At my job I also have to have multiple Finder windows open for much the same reason.

One odd thing about OS X's Finder is being able to have the same folder open in multiple windows. That can't be good from a UI point of view, and I know many Windows to Mac switches (who admittedly are not computer savvy) that get quickly mixed up and lost. I don't think it was possible to get lost in OS 9!

One add-on I like a lot is DefaultFolder (having replaced ACTION Files on OS 9). Besides being able to navigate to all open Finder windows with a mouse gesture, you can assign default locations for various applications. I feel lost on a Mac without the various third party utilities I use. What does that tell you about the OS X Finder? It's sad really.

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