Starting to feel a little more comfortable on macOS (not that I like that) after a month and a half.
Still things that irk me A LOT. For example, why does EVERY OTHER video player skip backwards/forwards when you press the left and right arrow keys, yet QuickTime moves back and forth a single frame per key press!
Trackpad and mouse scrolling directions cannot be respectively different.
Why is there no real maximize? Why doesn't the Mac have window snapping? Why why why?
Suffice to say, I've installed a few tools to "fix" these "features"
Vlc is one of them. Good ol vlc :)
@brandon QuickTime has remained functionally identical, ignoring QuickTime 10, since its inception.
@wizzwizz4 and I'm sure back then folks were wondering the same thing 😂
@brandon Back then it made sense; .MOV files were only a few seconds long.
Oh, QuickTime brings back memories. Did you know that many Windows programs used to bundle QuickTime? And they didn't let you install it separately from the program, and would install it in the same place, so you had to make sure to install your software in the right order to get QuickTime 6 instead of QuickTime 5 installed.
Re: maximize, you can get a good approximation of it using #3 from this article: http://osxdaily.com/2013/03/22/5-simple-window-management-keyboard-shortcuts-to-improve-workflow-in-mac-os-x/
For window snapping, Mac expects you to use the workspaces (cmd+left/right arrow) to manage different apps. It's not great in practice.
Other than that, yeah Apple's features, especially on desktop, tend to be pretty lacking. Don't "upgrade" to Catalina anytime soon.
@brandon every complaint you just listed wasnt a problem back in the day. Apples constant and conscious ignorance to their users complaints and removal of features for "simplicity and ease of use" is the reason I switched away.
Trust me, it will only get worse.
That being said, you might like Divvy for window management extensions.
@EclecticEclipse i REALLY don't doubt that
It's cool and all to "think different" but if Apple makes using the damn thing so difficult, then what's the fucking point? It's not simple :p
@EclecticEclipse for the window management, I've already got magnet in the process of being approved for purchase, so we'll see how that goes
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