Here’s my list of some annoyances I have with Mac OS X 10.4 (a.k.a. Tiger). I have not switched to Leopard yet, but I doubt whether the issues I list here have been fixed in Leopard (if you know, please add a comment.)
- When replying to a sent mail, my own e-mail address is in the To: field. D’oh!
- There is no easy way to see which e-mails are currently being sent or are scheduled to be sent at a later point in time.
- While synchronizing with a slow IMAP server, my inbox lists none of my incoming messages.
- Create a new message. Edit the To: field. Type a name followed by a less-than sign (<) and then paste (Cmd-V) an e-mail address. Notice that there's now a comma where you don't want it, right behind the less-than sign.
Suspend / Screen locking
- After suspending the machine (e.g. close the MacBook (Pro) lid) the screen gets locked, that’s how I configured my machine. If I change monitor (and hence resolution) while the machine is suspended (e.g. close the MacBook Pro lid and then insert a DVI cable) the screen looks distorted, while the login box on it looks OK.
- Sometimes after suspending the machine, it won’t come back. The mouse pointer shows, but no login dialog. And every keypress triggers a beep.
- Run Software Update. If there is an update that requires a restart, the program will show a dialog asking you to choose Restart or Shutdown? Instead, try shutting down the machine using the key combo Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-Eject. A new dialog window will show up saying that the Software Update program cancelled the shutdown. Why?!
- Spotlight windows are anonymous. They don’t show up when using Cmd-Tab. Why?
Fixed in Leopard: Yes.
- For developers like myself, Java 6 support is a must, see this Sun Babelfish blog entry: 13949712720901ForOSX.
Work-around: Although Apple does not provide a Java 6 port, a work-around based on the FreeBSD JDK is underway.
Fixed in Leopard: No
Note: I intend to keep this post up-to-date.