Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 4:18 AM (in response to firesidefromellenville)
No, it was removed in Mountain Lion, that is correct. :-(
Mikofox is helping Mark Fein with his problem of it disappearing in Snow Leopard, which should have it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to redesigned)
Thanks buddy, I was getting confused as this is the Mountain Lion thread. I hope at least someone gets the cartwheel back, it is very useful when polling several e-mail accounts, especially ones that don't always have mail in them.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to c.rowan)
well the people that says sppining wheel is not neccesary is because for them is not necessary, maybe because they have only one email account... apple forgot to put a selection box... but i'm still missing the wheels and i need it...did you note that all the new updates from lion-today forgot apple rules? apple if you want to make improvements do not remove any old improvements... do you want to come like MS Me? lol
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to c.rowan)
Yes, I miss the spinning wheel too.
I have the impression since 10.5.x they employ MS idiots and do a lot of bad things to OS X.
The jump from 10.5.8 PB to MBPro 10.8.x is a pain in the ***, there are so many things that have been made worse.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to sam2004gp)
Good job on the Window + Activity method, thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to JeepWrangler4x4)
if only it would minimize with the application, or dissapear when the application window was hidden or not in focus, or could be docked, or worked with fullscreening. i find i never use that window because it is always in the way.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:07 PM (in response to redesigned)
Agreed. Apple, please bring the spinning wheel back!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to c.rowan)
Can't help thinking that if Steve was still about he'd not have let this happen. It's a visual cue/ representation for an interaction between a single computer in dialogue with Servers.
This was his vision for gaaaads sake; independance hotwired to unbelievably powerful facilities. The bare minimum is that we (the user) get to see when they're talking to each other.
Also, it's just plain bleeding annoying that I can't see which of my 10 email addresses have even managed to contact/ download/ whatever/
Come on Apple - just put it back in 10.8.4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 6:56 AM (in response to c.rowan)
Please bring back the spinning wheel when opening mail. 3 accounts set up and I miss the indication of Mail looking for new entries. Leaving the Activity window open helps. On the next fix package, put it back.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to c.rowan)
F*****g Apple Team they know about this 6 months ago and they don't take care...
GREAT JOB MAC increasingly resemble to MICROSOFT
I will play ouija to talk with Steve about this
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 8:33 AM (in response to javier (zopy))
hahahahaha....but you are right!
(would be geat to be able to talk to Steve!!)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to My_2_Sense)
Following Csound1's logic,
If only you could.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to c.rowan)
The first thing I missed was the classic look... That was easily fixed in the preferences. The second thing I missed was my spinning wheel. I have no clue whether it's doing anything at all any more. Unless an E mail comes in I'm unsure of the program is working.
I too, therefore, join the chorus... BRING BACK THE WHEEL!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2013 5:33 AM (in response to c.rowan)
This is just rediculous! Same annoyance here.
I am a long time Apple user, dating back to my Apple ][+ in 1978. I have never posted a message on this board before. Most of the time, I just live with Apple's changes, even if I don't like them. But this elimination of the spinning wheel in getting mail is just intolerable. I get email from 9 different email accounts on over 3 different servers. And, my connection is not always the fastest. It may not be dial up, but sometimes I wonder...
Anyway, I can't just get email and know that I am getting it. I can bring up the activity window which helps some. But it takes up space and doesn't show anything when it is trying to get email, only when it is downloading them. Also, once it finishes downloading email, the window goes blank but MAIL is still "talking" with the servers (deleting messages I guess).
I use to get on my computer (MacBook Pro), check email, then close it. But now, I have to check email and go do something else, coming back much later to insure that I am not trying to shut it down prematurely. It is at least nice that MAIL does "chime" when it is done. But unless I want to sit there and wait for it, hoping to hear it when it does occur, it doesn't help a whole lot.
I think Apple, and the rest of the computer industry, is heading down a path where users don't need to know anything about computers to use them. For desktops, maybe it is ok to leave MAIL open and have it automatically check, but not for laptops. Maybe they figured that users may be asking what the little spinning thing is. So by deleting it, they don't have to worry. But for me, and everyone who has responded to this, it is a big deal. They should have added it as an option that could be turned on for us people who rely on it.
The only thing I can think of why it hasn't been corrected is that:
1) They don't care because we (the people complaining) are a minority
2) For some reason they can't, at least easily [maybe they will bring it back in 10.9]
3) It takes too much time to spin the little guy and they are trying to save time where they can (because of the other added features that take more time)
I suspect that the answer may be #3.
I don't want to drag on, but I hope Apple does bring the spinning icon back, or at least something like it.