Mac Users Deserve Better – 7 Unacceptable Problems with MacOS
There are a shocking number of Mac OS deficiencies, some that Linux and windows solves 10 or even 20 years ago, and if Apple would address them, it could improve their workflow, reduce daily frustrations and generally boost the user friendliness of the operating system. So, with the help of our team and our community weve put together this list of ways that we think Mac OS falls short of Apples, just works philosophy and how they could be done better and weve put together our sponsor zoho1 Zoho one brings together sales marketing Finance analytics and support into a single unified platform to run your entire business. Try Zoho one today for 30 days, using the link below Music right off the top. I want to make it clear that we are talking about the stock operating system, not apps, like better touch tool or snap tool or Magnet, or anything like that. If you have to download a third party app to fix it, it doesnt count. Anything out of the box from Apple is fair game, though so lets jump straight into the big one corner. Snapping Linus and a small handful of others have been calling attention to the lack of this feature for years. At this point on Mac OS, you cannot by default snap a window by dragging it around it just moves to Apples credit. They do give you options when you click and hold the green button and even more options if you also hold down the appropriately named option key on the keyboard, but this is miles away from the Simplicity offered by Windows.
Behold, drag and drop a window to the side you want it on, and it will snap in place and resize automatically, even with multiple monitors stuck using a touchpad Windows still has you covered press the arrow keys, while holding the Win key and the active window moves Accordingly, you dont have to awkwardly drag it around and thats just what Windows does out of the box. Microsoft even extends the power of their Corner snapping with a first party tool called Fancy zones, which is part of their power toys, line of utilities designed to give control back to the power users who want that extra degree of customization virtual desktops actually used to be A power toy its a real shame that Apple doesnt offer a similar Suite of programs for their power users. They did introduce stage manager with the recent Ventura upgrade, but control over window placement still lags behind other operating systems. If you do want that level of control, youre going to be looking at one of the many third party Solutions like better snap tool, Magnet or swish, but get your wallet ready, because these are all paid apps, while were on the topic of active application management. The weird full screen behavior in Macos is another popular point of friction were not going to comment on the inclusion of a notch on laptop screen, but my brother in Christ Apple. You cannot change the meaning of the words full screen just because of that as a wild and crazy suggestion.
We think the option to automatically hide and show the menu bar when in full screen should probably do what it says and hide the damn menu bar. Not just the text that is not free, real estate and I want it back and the current implementation is different from one app to the next. If you enter full screen mode from a non full screen, Firefox window, the menu bar and traffic lights dont appear. But if you do the same thing from chrome or Safari, they do and to further complicate things. If you enter full screen on Firefox before doing a full screen video now they do appear, and you know what the way that the traffic light buttons are handled currently differs from app to app as well, though it really shouldnt full screen, calendar and Safari have them. Animate from left to right in maps and notes they fade in instead and in messages and the App Store a bar slides down from the top. So you cant click on whats, underneath the damn bar the worst part. Is that a lot of the time theres enough room for them to just stay there, but they disappear anyway? Why hide them in the first place, to fix this apple either needs to give developers a single set of rules for handling this UI element or give users an option in the system. Settings that forces the colored buttons to always stay visible. Just like you can stay visible in our new color block hoodies at ltcstore.
com. Also annoyingly absent from the settings menu is an option to decouple the scroll direction of the touchpad from the scroll direction of the Magic Mouse. This may sound ungodly to some, but its a really popular gripe like it or not, though, youre stuck scrolling in the same direction on the Magic Mouse. As on the touchpad – and I hate natural scrolling, because even though there are two separate options for this in the menu theyre linked to solve, this, just use a third party mouse that has its own software. Our final missing setting has to do with multiple monitors as it currently stands. The dock will move any monitor that your mouse happens to brush along the bottom of. Unless that is you change, the displays have separate spaces option which doesnt seem like it should affect. The dock, but it does, is natural scrolling on on this teleprompter thing. Yes, really, are you trolling me with this? What is what is up and what is down? Like the other missing options we mentioned, you personally might love the default Behavior, but that doesnt mean that the people who dont like the out of box experience should have to suffer. I did not write this. I should end note a few extra toggle options would be a long way for a lot of folks here. I definitely did not write this. I like the out of box experience and its been a big argument in the research of this video.
This leads us to something that actually prevented me from switching to daily driving a Macbook or I did switch, but Im just really mad about it. Using external displays, using multiple external displays requires choosing an M1 Pro Max or Ultra equip machine if youve got a system with a base, M1 or M2 youre limited to a single external display. This is despite the Thunderbolt enabled USBC ports on the M1 and M2, but slow down. This sounds like Hardware talk, though it certainly affects modern Mac OS machines. So where does the hardware end and the software begin Market segmentation thats? Where see the single Thunderbolt bus on the systems with the base, M1 or M2 could easily drive more than one external display, like it does on the XPS 15, but especially in the case of the MacBook Air. That would be stepping on the toes of the higher end Apple products and whats. The easiest way to encourage people to spend more on features. They need artificial limitations and then most frustrating part is it used to be better Intel based airs had no trouble outputting to multiple monitors. Ah, on the topic of limitations, Mac OS also limits you in terms of audio theres, no way of setting the volume of individual applications. This is something that Windows introduced in 2007, with the release of Vista and Linux. Distros, like Ubuntu, followed suit shortly afterwards in 2008, because it was a good idea, but 15 years later, Mac OS still only has one master volume slider, I mean youre not doing more than one thing at a time on your computer.
Are you really? You can ostensibly control this by creating your own multi output device in the audio midi app, but this is a clunky solution and has to be redone for every additional application. You want to control its maddeningly complex, a far cry from the simple and accessible menus of Windows and Ubuntu. I do have problems with Windows now heres some rapid fire pain points that deserve a mention theres, no way to create a new file through finder, even if youre already in the location, you want the file to be saved, checking ethernet connectivity and speed is buried in A couple sub menus and in general we wonder why Apple seems to hate ethernet when its so much better than Wi Fi and having the option to get a preview when hovering over an open application in the dock would be massively helpful. Just give us the option. You love animations. Ultimately, a lot of the choices Apple has made come down to a difference in how they expect their software will or should be used. Windows, for example, has a massive presence in the Enterprise and business world where support for legacy systems is critical, and windows tends to hold on then to features that these systems might need in order to function properly, even if no one else needs them. Meanwhile, Apple tends to take a more forward, looking approach out with the old in with the new. A prime example would be that Windows 11 no longer supports 32 bit processors, but it does still support 32 bit applications with no end in sight, then theres, Linus Torvalds, who just a few weeks ago, was discussing the possibility of maybe one day, perhaps removing support for The Intel 486 microprocessor a 33 year old chip that tops out at 0.
1 gigahertz Apple also makes it a point to think different, which can sometimes lead to much better integration and functionality. One thing I like about Mac OS is that it keeps like everything kind of compartmentalized, so if you download an application and install it its in the applications, folder and thats, just where it is its got a really powerful terminal by default these days, youre getting zsh And you also have like Python and Ruby pre installed, like you, had pretty much everything you need to in order to just do whatever you want out of the box uh it doesnt have Windows, modern standby Windows, modern standby can just suckle my um. I dont think I can say that, but but thinking different can also lead to a stubborn unwillingness to adopt a better method of accomplishing a task, seemingly because theyre just salty, that someone else thought of it. First, at any rate, love them or hate them. Apples differences contribute nicely to our conclusion here: theres just no such thing as a perfect operating system, whether youre greeted by an apple, a window, a cute, penguin or hey, even a sword in Scales. When you boot, your PC, theres, going to be an element of imperfection and thats okay blindly, being a fanboy of anything, is bad but being the kind of Enthusiast that will take the time to see and understand. The flaws then give feedback about a product that you love well, thats, pretty cool, and even if it wouldnt turn me team Mac OS anytime soon, we would genuinely love to see the imperfections that we highlighted get the attention they deserve for Mac OS users in our Office and around the world freshbooks now Im going to go ahead and guess that youre not an accountant, maybe you are but youre, probably not, which is why youre going to love this software, its built for Freelancers and small business owners alike, who dont have time to Waste on invoicing and accounting and payment processing, in fact, freshbooks users can save up to 11 hours a week by streamlining and automating pesky admin tasks like time tracking and following up on invoices and expense tracking, with features like the new digital bills and receipt scanner.
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