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  • identd Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:38 PM (in response to timnicholson)

    I understand the ligusgtics of it all, I suppose ones can draw paralells between this, and say Christians doing missionary work, spreading the world of the bible. They had no respiect for what the culture was, and expected everyone to follow suit and start worshipping this new god.

     

    It has been this way since 1982, deal with it.

  • BossaGroove Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2013 2:05 AM (in response to timnicholson)

    You made an excellent point and seriously, I've said this from the beginning of time and I'll say it again, it's the Apple fanboys that make me hate Apple and their products. It's just like talking to a cult fanatic.

     

    Whenever a user of multiple platforms uses a Mac or any other Apple product and says "This doesn't really make sense", Apple fanboys come and say one of two things: "You don't really need it" or "You've been brainwashed." Well, guess what. As a Windows user, I respect some features that Mac OS X has and wish that Windows might have it. And I'm pretty sure any Windows user would say "I wish Windows would have this." But you talk to a Apple fanboy and tell them Apple might've done it wrong, they can't admit that Apple actually could do something worse than Microsoft and get super defensive. Sorry, but don't identify yourself with Apple that much because Apple just sees you as a consumer.

     

    Back to the original point. You go to a website. You type in a keyword and press enter. What do you expect? You expect an execution. You press tab and your selection cursor moves to the "search" icon. You press enter. What do you expect? You expect an execution. Now, let's say, when doing the same thing in Safari, the default behavior was change text or show properties of the icon. What would you say?

     

    There's a million other ways to prove that Finder is backwards. You go to Terminal and type in a file name and press enter. What do you expect? You expect execution. Because that's most likely behavior to be expected when you select a file--or type a filename, for that matter. If the default behavior of "./filename + return" combination was to rename a file and in order to run the file you actually had to type something like "./filename run + return" that would be called unintuitive because "it adds an extra step for something that you do most often." Selecting a file in Finder is quite the same as typing in a filename and waiting. Pressing the return key to run a file, makes much more sense.

     

    Dear Apple fanboys,

     

    Please do one of two things: either admit you're an Apple fanboy and that you'd buy whatever they sold even if they sold a bag of crap, or accept some constructive common-sense criticism and think for yourself, instead of mindlessly saying "we don't need that."

  • timnicholson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to chenchao)

    I was hunting around the interwebs and ran across this app, called PresButan. It shows support through OS X 10.7, but seems to work fine with Mountain Lion. I emailed the developer to see how to rename a file now because pressing enter opens it ;-)

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,595 points)
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    May 18, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to timnicholson)

    does selecting the file, then clicking (and release) on the name work still ?

    otherwise File - Get Info (Command - I)

  • timnicholson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 19, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)

    andyBall_uk, you are so right... both of those methods work great! Thanks!

  • gmac99 Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to chenchao)

    Here's a solution that worked for me, great free application that allows you to change several finder settings including using the enter key to open a file.

     

    http://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/

  • tahiyan Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2014 4:45 PM (in response to fane_j)

    I can't believe people are fighting with strangers here! So pathetic, the poor guy was asking whether he can use enter key to enter, some of you are being very rude to him, patronising him and TELLING him to get used to Mac! Gosh that is so pathetic!

  • timnicholson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 2, 2014 8:32 AM (in response to gmac99)

    Yes, I finally found this too and I LOVE it. You can sort folders above documents with it as well. That plus using the enter key to open a file and I'm in heaven. I already had a different app to put colors back on the Finder icons, but this has been added to xtrafinder now too, so its a great all-in-one app.

  • timnicholson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 2, 2014 8:40 AM (in response to tahiyan)

    Yeah, I joined this thread very early after getting my Mac and was really turned off by the comments but stuck with it and now that I've finally found a way to sort folders above documents and user the enter key to open folders and files, I'm in heaven.

     

    The Mac community is an eclectic mix of "users" that buy it for its ease of use and hard-core "hackers" that use it for its linux underpinnings. Statements saying to learn how to use a mac the way its configured out of the box or switch to Windows remind me of the old days when DOS / Windows folks used to say that anyone that couldn't use a command line shouldn't be using a computer at all. Computers are inherently personal and we should be able to configure them and use them the way that we are the most productive. Apple gets it, but not everyone does ;-)

  • C F McBlob Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Apr 2, 2014 1:35 PM (in response to Arsenal1607)

    Arsenal1607 wrote:

     

    its all very well saying shortcut for this and that but logically no one is going to remember 30+ keyboard shortcuts.

    NO ONE???

     

    Seriously???

     

    Off the top of my head:


    OS X

    Cmd+C - COPY

    Cmd+V - Paste

    Cmd+Z - Undo

    Cmd+Opt+Esc - ForceQuit

    Cmd+Del  - Move to Trash

    Cmd+Shift+Del - Empty Trash

    Ctrl+Cmd+F - Full Screen

    Cmd+T - New Tab

    Cmd+N - New document or window
    Cmd+Q - Quit

    Cmd+I - Get Info

    Cmd+O - Open

    Cmd+A - Select ALL

    Cmd+Tab - shows open apps

    Cmd+S - Save

    Cmd+Shift+S - Save As

    Cmd+, - Preferences (most any app)

     

     

    Firefox

    Cmd+T - New Tab

    Cmd+N - New window

    Cmd+R - Reload page

    Cmd+Shift+A - Add-ons Manager

    Cmd+F - Find

    Cmd+D - Bookmark page

    Cmd+J - Show Downloads

     

     

    Photoshop

    Cmd+N - New document

    Cmd+Shift+N - New Layer

    Cmd+Alt+Z - Undo last step

    Cmd+Alt+Shift+S - Save for Web

     

    Snag-it

    Ctrl+Shift+C - Capture still

    Ctrl+Shift+V - Capture Video

     

    Word

    Cmd+I - Italics

    Cmd+B - Bold
    Cmd+U - Underline

    Cmd+Shift+H - FInd & Replace

    Cmd+L - Align left

    Cmd+R - Aligh right

    Cmd+E - Align Center

     

    That's just 37 quick ones I use EVERY DAY.

    There are others for Premiere, Encore, AfterEffects, Excel, PowerPoint, iTunes, Roxio Toast, Acrobat, VLC, and on and on and on, but I really don't think I need to list them all here. It would be redundant because I've laready made my point. ANYONE who isn't a total novice (you know... the "I only use my computer for email and solitaire" types) knows at least a dozen keyboard shortcuts. ANYONE who uses their computer for anything more than just email and solitaire, HAS TO KNOW at least 30, INCLUDING Cmd+O to open a file or app.

  • C F McBlob Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Apr 2, 2014 1:38 PM (in response to BossaGroove)

    BossaGroove wrote:

     

    You made an excellent point and seriously, I've said this from the beginning of time and I'll say it again, it's the Apple fanboys that make me hate Apple and their products. It's just like talking to a cult fanatic.

     

    Whenever a user of multiple platforms uses a Mac or any other Apple product and says "This doesn't really make sense", Apple fanboys come and say one of two things: "You don't really need it" or "You've been brainwashed." Well, guess what. As a Windows user, I respect some features that Mac OS X has and wish that Windows might have it. And I'm pretty sure any Windows user would say "I wish Windows would have this." But you talk to a Apple fanboy and tell them Apple might've done it wrong, they can't admit that Apple actually could do something worse than Microsoft and get super defensive. Sorry, but don't identify yourself with Apple that much because Apple just sees you as a consumer.

     

    Back to the original point. You go to a website. You type in a keyword and press enter. What do you expect? You expect an execution. You press tab and your selection cursor moves to the "search" icon. You press enter. What do you expect? You expect an execution. Now, let's say, when doing the same thing in Safari, the default behavior was change text or show properties of the icon. What would you say?

     

    There's a million other ways to prove that Finder is backwards. You go to Terminal and type in a file name and press enter. What do you expect? You expect execution. Because that's most likely behavior to be expected when you select a file--or type a filename, for that matter. If the default behavior of "./filename + return" combination was to rename a file and in order to run the file you actually had to type something like "./filename run + return" that would be called unintuitive because "it adds an extra step for something that you do most often." Selecting a file in Finder is quite the same as typing in a filename and waiting. Pressing the return key to run a file, makes much more sense.

     

    Dear Apple fanboys,

     

    Please do one of two things: either admit you're an Apple fanboy and that you'd buy whatever they sold even if they sold a bag of crap, or accept some constructive common-sense criticism and think for yourself, instead of mindlessly saying "we don't need that."

    WHY DID YOU EVER BUY AN APPLE PRODUCT IF YOU CAN'T STAND THEM OR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE AND USE THEM??????????????????????

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,405 points)
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    Apr 2, 2014 5:06 PM (in response to timnicholson)

    …and hard-core "hackers" that use it for its linux underpinnings.

    Where are the "linux" underpinnings?

  • BossaGroove Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 2, 2014 6:51 PM (in response to C F McBlob)

    Two things

    1) I never said I can't stand Apple products. I said I can't stand people who think they found the answer to life by using Apple products. The fact that I don't like other users doesn't mean I can't buy products.

     

    2) I'm not one to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The fact that I don't like some features--though they are frustrating--doesn't mean I don't want to use the whole thing. The thing I hate is how you guys think the bathwater is fine and keep using the same dirty water and tell others your bathwater rocks and other kinds of water suck so bad. And when someone points out it's maybe time to change the bathwater you get defensive and say "who needs to change their bathwater"

     

    It's fine if you keep it to yourself. Just don't go about acting like you're superior for choosing Apple and making fun of PC users. Like " Oh, you go to the gym? Well, I do crossfit..."

  • C F McBlob Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Apr 3, 2014 2:50 AM (in response to BossaGroove)

    BossaGroove wrote:

     

    Two things

    1) I never said I can't stand Apple products. I said I can't stand people who think they found the answer to life by using Apple products. The fact that I don't like other users doesn't mean I can't buy products.

     

    2) I'm not one to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The fact that I don't like some features--though they are frustrating--doesn't mean I don't want to use the whole thing. The thing I hate is how you guys think the bathwater is fine and keep using the same dirty water and tell others your bathwater rocks and other kinds of water suck so bad. And when someone points out it's maybe time to change the bathwater you get defensive and say "who needs to change their bathwater"

     

    It's fine if you keep it to yourself. Just don't go about acting like you're superior for choosing Apple and making fun of PC users. Like " Oh, you go to the gym? Well, I do crossfit..."

    Well, I have six PCs (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8, & 8.1) along with my 4 Macs (10.6, 10.7, 10.8  & 10.9) , and I work about 60-40 between the OS's, so I can, and will, say I'm superior to anyone who uses only one or the other, because I can jump back and forth without a hitch. And I can fix most software and hardware problems in both. I troubleshoot software and hardware in both 7 days a week. When you work like that... "you learn to keep your bathwater clean."

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