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#002 - Name the ONE thing you want Apple to add back from OS9?

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Hierarchical Apple menu 144 (37.80%)
Folder labeling ability 67 (17.59%)
The Chooser 11 (2.89%)
Non anti-aliased text 30 (7.87%)
Tear-off application switcher 12 (3.15%)
Ability to change the system font 48 (12.60%)
No adds but get rid of the dock! 23 (6.04%)
Random unexpected crashes 46 (12.07%)
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Don't forget spring-loaded folders!
Authored by: Apple][Forever on Feb 20, '03 03:55:51AM

That's because it's IN 10.2. Not in the dock, unfortunately, but all other Finder windows do it.



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Don't forget spring-loaded folders!
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Jan 08, '05 10:39:20PM

Uhhh.. the reason the person above wonders why it was left off the list, was because when they wrote that post, in July 2001, OS 10.2 hadn't been released yet. OS 10.2 was released in August 2002.



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Don't forget spring-loaded folders!
Authored by: raider on Nov 22, '04 03:39:14PM
It's been in OSX since 10.2. In the Finder preferences, "General", the last option at the bottom: Spring-loaded folders and windows. Even has a slider to adjust the delay.

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The Apple Menu
Authored by: treck on Oct 22, '04 03:22:09PM

I've changed my "new folder" command back to command-n
Very easy to do in prefs

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Finder coloring!
Authored by: KenaiTheMacFan on Jan 07, '06 11:13:08AM

Um.. Panther has labels...

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Finder coloring!
Authored by: jacobolus on Jan 23, '06 06:31:17AM

Um, you'll note this post was made 6 days after jaguar was released, so Panther having labels kinda didn't help the poster in August of 2002.



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Windowshade
Authored by: varcos on Feb 19, '03 02:52:59PM

What about windowshade!!! I know that I can (and have) buy windowshade but it only works on main windows. If I want to collapse pallettes et al I can't. That is something that I used the most that I miss. I do agree however that I would like a better way to visually see what application I'm currently in. Instead of reading "Safari" "Microsoft Word" etc. That is what the Application Menu (up in the upper right) allowed.



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Windowshade
Authored by: KenaiTheMacFan on Jan 07, '06 11:11:40AM

>Instead of reading "Safari" "Microsoft Word" etc. That is what the Application Menu (up in the upper right) allowed.

Use Focus. It displays a giant floating icon of the frontmost app.
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19017

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What do I want back from OS 9?
Authored by: Lechman on Feb 25, '03 01:00:31AM

I want back my SPEED! With my 500 Mhz G3 PB, OS 9 ran so damned fast it made me weep. Granted, the Jag upgrade did quite a bit to make my system usable again, but nowhere near as fast as 9 was (I can't imagine those poor folks running X on a 233 Mhz Bondi iMac). Of course, if I could upgrade my 8MB ATI 128 Rage Pro card, then I could take advantage of Quartz Extreme (which of course I paid for) and all would be well -- but you can't do that with a PowerBook. Guess it's time to head back to the Apple Instant Loan page and get a G4.

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What do I want back from OS 9?
Authored by: rizzomedia on Jun 16, '03 11:46:17AM

I want back print window -- spring loaded folders are back now, but I still cant print them. That was a feature vital to my workflow



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Things I miss from 9
Authored by: juz10mac on Jan 07, '05 10:07:46AM

There are two things that I miss from Mac OS 9: each disk having its own desktop, and having the computer tell you what disk the target of an alias is on when the disk is not mounted (that way you know what disk to put in your drive for your alias to work). If I had to pick one, though, it would probably be the alias thing.



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Hide windows under the toolbar...
Authored by: Gnarlodious on Jan 08, '05 12:23:24AM

The thing I want most from OS9 is the ability to shove windows up under the menubar. That means grabbing them by the edges, remember how cool that was? Especially now with multiple monitors, it's a great way to hide a window from curious onlookers.



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Hide windows under the toolbar...
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Jan 08, '05 10:37:29PM

OS 10.3.x windows can be grabbed by the edges, and dragged offscreen to left, right, or bottom, accomplishing the same thing. But true, they can't be dragged up under the menu bar.



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What about Print Window
Authored by: zerografix on Jan 23, '06 03:12:21PM

I miss the Print Window function - it came in handy when you needed to print out the contents of a cd or folder.

Man i really miss that



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What about Print Window
Authored by: whom on Jan 23, '06 08:21:50PM

Drop a folder on the /Applications/Utilities/Printer Setup Utility
---Done
Or, combine these two tips:

http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/desktopprinter.html
http://www.osxfaq.com/tips/parker/index2.ws
(optional: System Preferences>>Expose' hot corners are good for quick Desktop access)

And you'll have a handy printed list of the folder contents.

-whom



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