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Never heard anyone prefer synaptics to... Anything. 🤣
Only commentary there is you probably don't use them much because they don't work well under windows. Especially with desktop switching, I've never found anything remotely comparable to the apple trackpad. Three fingers up, here's what is open, three fingers left or right, different workspaces.
related. To finger that touchpad on linux with multiple fingers at once.
I thought I will get used to it and love it. Well... I even forgot I have it installed :) I used to envy mac users those gestures.. just swipe, swipe - and the workspaces are switching. Now I just know it's not for me - the keyboard approach is and will keep on being my daily driver :)
I guess it depends on one's habits what's useful and what's not.
@SortOfTested for me the only gesture i use was 1 finger side scroll. And I don't use the concept of workspaces i guess. I am used to having a lot of windows clipped to small rectangles at different areas of screen, with the remaining ones minimised in the bottombar . If i need them , i can check them out without opening in the small windows preview screen on hover
bagfox75354dUbuntu and most Linux GUI lack more in little refinements as macOS or Windows. In Ubuntu, I always fall back to using the terminal more often than I want to, in macOS, it’s the opposite. But even if, I find the way macOS‘s UI is working together with the Terminal way better than on Linux.
I think you should explore the GUI possibilities more, as an old windows user but developer preferred on macOS, I find personally way better from an ergonomic perspective. It’s just that they’re just doing some thing way differently and some defaults are actually counter productive as developer I think. But there is always at least some equivalent of Windows’s side.
I really can't relate to your opinion on the trackpad. This is what I really like about MacBooks, and what I think is the best feature of it.
I guess this is also the reason that a MacBook is the only platform that I really use workspaces on (ok, maybe it is also because I have 1 screen there instead of 3)
junon288454dI was in the same boat as you when I received my first mac from work.
Give it time. You'll actually learn to love it for development.
possum125354dIf you haven‘t already, get Homebrew package manager
1 week update : so my opinions has changed very slightly. I am kinda getting hang of the mac trackpad . apple tries to make innovations at every possible level and i think only their hardware innovation team is the best. The smallest feature to make the complete mouse clickable is the reason its so comfortable to use and makes switching to other laptops a nightmare
I forgot to praise its screen last time. this pixel filled idk-what-heaven of a screen is superb. every time i go back to my hp laptop, i feel like i am sitting in front of an excessively long dirty looking paper like screen. But its fucking small(13") and looking at those tiny texts is killing my eyes :/
in terms of software, yeah i tried getting the hang of gestures. not too bad, not too good. it feels like filling the flaw this os has over windows and linux. giving a set of small preview screens is still better imho moreover i have to run multiple apps , so i have to switch back to single desktop with multiple smaller
the ui... aagh it sucks so bad. just to create a new file at location, i have to fuck with system in the terminal & still won't get it. I am telling you, apple fanboys are in illusion, they are missing the freedom of a decent ux. just checkout this link for how to create a new file using finder : https://apple.stackexchange.com/q/...
The answers are laughable and sad.
- "open text editor, add data, save to a location" (ok this is somewhat decent. but why would i have to change my flow of creating a new file? can't i be just me and create a new file followed by adding data and not vice versa?)
- use terminal (DUHH)
- "copy an already present file, rename it , clear its data and voila, you have a new file" (LMAO fuck off)
- "pay $2 and install this otherwise useless app" (nice. spend more money )
- "create an applescript" (or fill the flaws yourself, we are busy counting the $$$)
i can go on and on about finder, its just another halfbaked shit from the house of apple
@Fast-Nop its decent alright. i really like the top breadcrumbs bar with a single click to go many directories back . also , a single right click on file gives a way lot more options than linux. and yeah the multiple tabs on nautilus or other ubuntu explorers is a very nice feature, but i adjust that with "open in a new window " in windows . my fav from nautilus is when looking via listview, we can click on arrows and access the files without going into the directories. love it.
But still, both windows and linux file explorers are way better than a macOS's Finder. this shit won't even show home or etc directory without tinkering.
A file explorer is like a gateway to OS's and user files. this should be simple and easy to use. sadly they have corrupted a population so bih, that everyone is liking it and even android is embracing this closed file explorer philosophy :/
junon288448d@yowhatthefuck What happens when you create an "empty" .png? It's not really a PNG image, it just has the extension.
Apple would rather place emphasis on applications that create files than having finder create potentially empty or corrupt garbage files. Even their Cocoa API places emphasis on applications that work with media files, for this reason.
If you're a developer, of course the preferred way is the terminal. That's what apple expects.
Apple prefers correctness over frivolous features. Thus, they'd rather improve the flow for creating those files in a proper application rather than let you creat corrupt ones willy nilly.
Remember their target demographic.
update after 20 days( am not gonna maintain those stupid " using X for 1week/1 month/3months/1 year" posts. am gonna share every shit/funny stuff i find in mac usage whenever i find those)
apple os experience is still shit, hardware experience is still awesome. thinking of trying the big sur update. CUT FILES OPTION DOESN'T WORK!! wow . once again i came across another philosophical decisions by amazing apple ux team (/s) :
- command c to... idk , 'recognise the content to be moved/copied',
- option+command+v to 'move the content' , and
- just command v to 'duplicate the content'
more details here : https://discussions.apple.com/threa... (also checkout the snowflake who got butt hurt by use of just ********* and not even the actual word bullshit XD )
i just can't understand why there is a need for apple to prove themselves to be 'different' . you see the gmail, you see the outlook, and then you see yahoo mail. do they all look different ? yes. do they feel different ? no .
the ux is pretty much about trying to understand what user finds easy to use and then provide them. if user likes a particular tag feature of gmail, all other emails provide ,and don't come up with a new 'sag' feature that is a million times different to be used, but somehow does the same thing as 'tag'.
Companies try new stuff with their customers. apple , instead of trying , simply impose their features on customers and force them to adapt. even if the reviews are wrong, they aren't gonna take it back.
- removed headphone jack . the whole world : wait, no!! . apple : no backsies , deal with it. the whole world: "meh. ok"
- removes charger . The whole world : "what, why?" . apple: "No backsies, this is the new world" . apple world : :/ . ok daddy