Four days after Lion was released, I bought my first Apple computer – A Macbook Pro. I have used Snow Leopard and previous versions of OSX throughout my life, but never exclusively. The first thing I did when I got home was update to Lion.
My opinion? I love it. A lot. I was a hardcore Windows guy before this who jumped boat because of how Microsoft has been heading and I am happy I did. I didn’t write this article to say bad things about OSX, from what I’ve experienced this far it might be one of the most forward-thinking platforms around. But, I do have a few gripes with it and here they are:
Change Wallpapers on All Desktops Option
When I change my wallpaper, it only applies to my current desktop. Make a little checkbox or something to give me the option to change all in one swoop.
Snap Dashboard Widgets to a Grid
After adding 5 widgets, it gets out of hand on the organization side. Snap it to a grid. This might be a good rule of thumb for the entirety of OSX, but at least dashboard needs this pronto.
Change Dashboard Wallpaper
The new Lego design is alright, but give me a few default choices at minimum. I don’t know that I’d open it up to allow the user to change it to a picture of their child or puppy, but give me a few Apple-approved options. Learn more about tutorial for changing the wallpaper using a hack.
Right Clicking Stacks
One of the flashiest things I was always jealous of Mac users for was stacks on the dock. Now, I have stacks. But I want to right click them. This is mainly because of my downloads folder which I am always using. So each time I want to see the size of a file or want to open it in a specific program, I must open Finder and see that smug little face. Its like the Clippy of OSX.
The App Store
Apple software is known to be top notch, especially on Apple machines. The only software I can really criticize would be the Lion App Store. This may be the worst software created by a first party. It’s slow, boring, and changes form on almost every page. Put some work into this and make it fun to use, because right now I’d rather find software on the web.
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