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SaltLife

I just explained why it's there...

Off topic just a bit, but do you mind sending me a PM [to keep thread on track] how on earth you changed the color of the selected options?

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.Neo

I don't think anyone would mind, it's a very short answer: System Preferences > Appearance.

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Southern Patriot
In windows, if you cut a file, it is deleted only after its completely copied over at the other destination.

For individual files, that's true. For folders, it isn't. When moving a folder, each file within it is deleted after it is moved, so if you cancel a folder move partway through, you end up with part of the folder in one location, and part in another. And I think a lot of Windows users don't realize that moving a file works similarly on OS X to how it works on Windows. If you drag a file from one location to another on the same volume, it is moved. If you drag it to a different volume, it is copied.

This does, however, bring up a flaw that I hate about moving folders on OS X: If you move a folder on top of another folder of the same name, all of the contents of the original one are replaced by the new one, not merged as they are on Windows.

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The Guvnor

But there is no harm for Apple to put that feature in future versions of OSX for us MAC users :D

Ever heard about a program called MoveAddict , Full Cut/Copy/Paste functionality in your lovable Mac .

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.Neo

Ever heard about a program called MoveAddict , Full Cut/Copy/Paste functionality in your lovable Mac .

What happens if you cut a file and then accidentally cut something else? Does the cut file disappear in cyberspace or is there a safety net preventing that from happing just like in Windows 7?

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giga

Better look at those bottom rounded corners, iOS scrollbars, and toolbar buttons. I?m spotting new traffic light widgets as well.

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.Neo

Apple really needs to fix those 10 billion different scroll bar styles throughout their applications. It's not funny anymore. The way Mac OS X Tiger spiraled out of control when it came to window themes, Mac OS X Snow Leopard is spiraling out of control when it comes to scroll bars.

I think it's weird Pages still has the regular Aqua scroll bars when running on Lion... :/

From what I saw they changed the zoom button "+" to something that look to be crossing arrows to reflect the new full screen mode. So spotting what applications have a full screen mode should be easy. Can't find the screen shot anymore though. I'm really glad they're finally updating the red star dock badges with the ones used by iOS. I expected them to do that with Leopard.

Looks like they increased the drop shadow of active windows again. Or is that just me?

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rajputwarrior

You joking right ? You don't know how cut/paste works do you? :D

In my past use of Windows for 10 years or more, I never had destruction of data.

In windows, if you cut a file, it is deleted only after its completely copied over at the other destination. If you cut a file and start doing something else, it doesnt get deleted. It stays in its place and cut command is cancelled if you initiate any other file transfer. In short its perfectly safe.

Most MAC users don't miss it because they don't know how useful that feature is. :)

i've been an OSX user for the last 7 years and i miss it to death, soooo annoying not being there. It's one of the reasons why I think Windows Explorer is better then Finder.

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andrew_f

Apple really needs to fix those 10 billion different scroll bar styles throughout their applications. It's not funny anymore. The way Mac OS X Tiger spiraled out of control when it came to window themes, Mac OS X Snow Leopard is spiraling out of control when it comes to scroll bars.

Well it does look as though the iOS scrollbar will become the main one. Am I right in thinking that in the case of iTunes it's different because it's Carbon based?

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rajputwarrior

For individual files, that's true. For folders, it isn't. When moving a folder, each file within it is deleted after it is moved, so if you cancel a folder move partway through, you end up with part of the folder in one location, and part in another. And I think a lot of Windows users don't realize that moving a file works similarly on OS X to how it works on Windows. If you drag a file from one location to another on the same volume, it is moved. If you drag it to a different volume, it is copied.

This does, however, bring up a flaw that I hate about moving folders on OS X: If you move a folder on top of another folder of the same name, all of the contents of the original one are replaced by the new one, not merged as they are on Windows.

You still won't lose any files though so it's not that big of a deal.

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.Neo

Well it does look as though the iOS scrollbar will become the main one. Am I right in thinking that in the case of iTunes it's different because it's Carbon based?

An application being Carbon based has nothing to do with the scroll bars. iTunes 4 used to have Aqua scroll bars that matched the OS defaults. Apple changed them on purpose. iPhoto '11 spots yet another scroll bar theme. Really annoying.

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Ambroos

They shouldn't switch to rounded bottom corners. It doesn't look professional on OSX where there are a lot of straight lines.

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This does, however, bring up a flaw that I hate about moving folders on OS X: If you move a folder on top of another folder of the same name, all of the contents of the original one are replaced by the new one, not merged as they are on Windows.

+1

My most hated BUG in OSX is what you just described.

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.Neo

They shouldn't switch to rounded bottom corners. It doesn't look professional on OSX where there are a lot of straight lines.

How so? Contextual menus have rounded corners, the top of all windows have rounded corners and many bottom bars of applications already have rounded corners today (iTunes, iCal, iChat, Address Book etc.). If anything Apple is increasing consistency by doing so.

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crazzyyfool

Does anybody think we will finally be getting away from the Aqua-style interface in OSX Lion? Maybe system-wide progress bars like iPhoto '11?

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Stetson

Does anybody think we will finally be getting away from the Aqua-style interface in OSX Lion? Maybe system-wide progress bars like iPhone '11?

They seem to be trying to move to a more unified UI, with the iOS-style scrollbars probably become standard across most if not all apps. I wouldn't be surprised to see progress bars follow suite also, they seem almost cheesy at this point, like XP's playschool theme.

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.Neo

iPhone '11 progress bars?

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instant.human

iPhone '11 progress bars?

I am pretty sure he meant iPhoto. I was confused at first too, though. ;)

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Rudy

I am pretty sure he meant iPhoto. I was confused at first too, though. ;)

ahhhh makes sense now

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.Neo

I am pretty sure he meant iPhoto. I was confused at first too, though. ;)

iPhoto '11 uses different progress bars? :huh: Haven't come across those yet. Where can I see them?

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crazzyyfool

Sorry guys I meant iPhoto '11 not iPhone. wacko.gif The progress bars are new when you import some photos.

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Rudy

Sorry guys I meant iPhoto '11 not iPhone. wacko.gif The progress bars are new when you import some photos.

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Looks good (Y)

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.Neo

Maybe this time around all Aqua elements will be updated with matte versions like that. Not holding my breath though.

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Sandor

FULL SCREEN APPS?

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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.Neo

Okay...

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