Fighting bad design in Apple products one thing at a time.
The blog went down with a Posterous boat and all the recent posts are lost. I am looking into switching to a self-hosted solutions meanwhile. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Dear Apple, I keep Downloads folder in Dock with the View set to Stack. I can see folders and images when they appear in downloads, but files are just shown as an empty piece of paper instead of the correspoding icon. And if I open the Stack I can see the icons just fine.
Please fix it, it is very annoying, I can’t tell if there are new files downloaded. And it plagues OS X for years. Stange that nobody did notice and have this fixed still.
Dear Apple, reopening windows sounds cool, and actually is cool when you are installing an update and had to reboot. But when I say do not reopen windows could you please make it so the next time computer boots up the windows stay down? It’s really annoying that it keeps re-opening everything despite my intentions. Thank you.
On a side note, as you are fixing this, it would be useful to have a keyboard shortcut, something like keep Cmd-Option-Control-Shift-N-W (No Windows – get it?) that I can keep depressed when my computer boots to be spared of the auto-resume.
Ok, jokes aside, at least let us make sure that the application gets launched without restoring windows. Say, keep shift depressed when opening it. And another useful shortcut would be to close all other windows of the app. Since Cmd-Option-W closes all windows, Cmd-Option-Shift-W could Close All Windows Except Current.
Until then I have to train myself to close everything using Cmd-Option-Q (Quit and Close All Windows) if I don’t want to see all the windows popping up next time. The only problem is - why I have to decide for the next time right now? Don’t you feel that there is some sort of usability speedbump.
I should be able to decide if I want to see windows restored when I launch an application or turn the computer on, not only when I am closing the app or shutting the power down.
Snapped in Mac App Store.
I am not sure maybe this all is related to Mail.app inability to work with Google’s IMAP or maybe usual Apple’s half-baked approach. But it’s bit sad because I just spend a good deal of time last night switching to IMAP.
Don’t want to jump the ship yet, will let it run on IMAP for a while, I really would like to have mail synched across devices.