Finder is rubbish

My friend @seanhandley just posted this in response to my “where the fuck is ‘cut’ in OSX?” tweet.

Do you know what, I’ve been thinking the same for a while, but it’s a bit of a sacrilege to say it and I’ve instead been muttering into my beard rather than actually saying it out loud.

I’m not a fan boy other than the fact that I genuinely think that Apple make better, friendlier, more usable products – but this whole Finder thing is just a bit bloody bizarre.

Some of the things that bug the shit out of me, and make me wonder if Windows actually get windows better than Jobs and his gang:

– the cut thing (I hear you can now ‘move’ in Lion – cool, that’s that one sorted)

– the “can’t resize the fucking windows apart from on one corner” thing. Stupid.

– the “can’t really minimise all windows cos some apps don’t seem to listen” thing. Ridiculous. I have to use an app (“Show Desktop”) to do this. An app, ffs!

– the whole contextual “never in the right bloody folder” thing which I totally can’t articulate but when I’m using an app I want to be able to save in certain places and for whatever reason Finder is NEVER in the right place. A rambling criticism, but if you use it and use Windows, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Windows gets this right. OSX gets it wrong.

There’s some other stuff too but I feel weird enough saying this lot in public. I’m going to go hide now. 

{ Please tell me I’m wrong by the way, and actually there’s some kind of setting somewhere which will solve all of this 🙂 }

2 thoughts on “Finder is rubbish”

  1. I am with you 100% as a designer dealing with lots of ‘save file as’ and ‘upload file’ situations there is absolutely 0(zero) intuition when it comes to initial directory selection. Certain wordpress plugins do not allow multiple uploads, for some reason OSX finds it difficult to fathom the fact that if I upload an image and then immediately try to upload a second on then it may be ever-so-slightly useful to go back to the most recently used folder, not to my downloads folder

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