Joined: 09 Dec 2008
Location: Northeast THAILAND
|Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:23 pm Post subject:
|I didn't get Leopard until I got it with my new Mini in November. It came with 10.5.4 and I immediately updated to 10.5.5 then 10.5.6, so I've waited a while before posting here.
Stacks can be displayed as folders and not the front doc in them. I have them set to show as 'List' and I like the automatic display of the contents of the folders in the list. I don't know if all the options are really useful. Stacks is jerky when opening folders.
The 3D dock doesn't exite me. It's still a dock, and as such it's a feature I've grown to like in OSX.
CoverFlow is a cool toy - maybe if I remember to use it more I will find it useful.
I still miss a separate trash on the desktop so I use Bin-It: http://www.fastforwardsw.com/binit/
Spaces: I've already posted on that somewhere. There are 3rd party multiple desktop apps that are better - some are free, some cost a couple of bucks. Whatever - multiple desktops are indispensable.
I never used Exposé in 10.4, but until I can hook up a second montor for the Mini it's a workaround - of sorts.
Nothing much more I can say really. I thought I was going to get snappier finder functions, but I guess the gimmicks have swallowed up the extra computing power that came with the Mini compared with the G4.
Basically, I think the aesthetics and some of built-in gimmicks of the GUI use up too much valuable memory. When I get round to it, I'll hit the core files and try and get rid of some of them along with all the Chinese and non-Roman fonts I don't use (except of course Thai, Khmer, and Lao).
Mac+, SE30, Classic, 4400 (metal), 603, LC475, iMac bondi (3), iBk orange. In use: iBk 'ice' G3/500, PB12" G4, Mini C2D 1.83, MacBkPro 13", WiFi hub, 1 mouse & 1 keyb thru Teleport, 3 Acer 19", 1 Acer 23"