- Restore all previously-minimized windows when switching back to an application with command+tab (in Mac OS X, to restore all windows, you must hold down option when you command+tab back to an application)
- The ability to right-click (or CTRL+click) anywhere in a folder and select, New Word Document, or New Text File, etc.
- In Mac OS X, when you Get Info (command+i) on a selection of fifty files, you get fifty little info windows, one for each individual file, instead of a single info window for all of the selected files in Windows (useful for determining the size of a selection of files)
- Selective file-level file encryption (i.e., by right-clicking on a file and enabling encryption for that file only)
- Better support for open source applications GIMP and Inkscape (have to run in emulated X11 environment making the interface very clumsy and inelegant)
- The ability to right-click (or CTRL+click) on a file and select "Send to..." mail recipient, any mounted drive on your machine, or a myriad of other destinations
- Clicking on the program icon in the dock/taskbar to (un)minimize the application
Sunday, February 27, 2011
UI Windows Features I Wish Mac OS X Had
It's the little things that matter. Here are some things I wish Mac OS X did that Windows does. I focus mainly on day-to-day user interface issues. Perhaps I'm just struggling to break free of years of Windows habits (although I still use Windows regularly, in addition to Mac OS X, which is my main OS for home and work).