Saturday, June 22, 2013

Know more about OS X Mavericks -1

Apple took advantage of the opening Keynote WWDC 2013 being held in San Francisco to introduce OS X Mavericks, the successor of Mountain Lion. This new named after a famous surfing spot in California does not change as the iOS system 7 on mobile devices, but it brings some significant new features. OS X 10.8 was clearly aimed at novices with its new iOS inherited, the system tried to ease the transition from iPhone to Mac for those who knew nothing about traditional computing. LaunchPad presented as applications on an iPhone or iPad, the applications themselves were digging in the mobile system interfaces and Apple simplified the transition from one system to another with better iCloud integration. OS X Mavericks tries to seduce rather more advanced users, those who already know how to use a computer in general, especially a Mac and want to go further. Requested by many users, the tabs are appearing in the Finder. The file manager for OS X can open several files in the same window by creating tabs. The operation is the same as in a browser, shortcuts as: creating a tab with ⌘ T, in a farm with ⌘ W (must now make ⌘ ⇧ W to close the window, unless of course you did no open tab).

You can also open a folder in a new tab using the secondary click: a new item appears in the Finder's contextual menu. As always in a browser, you can double-click a folder while holding down ⌘ supported and the file is displayed in a new tab. The Finder OS X 10.9 also features all the functions of management tabs ⇥ ctrl ctrl ⇧ ⇥ display the next and previous tabs, you can drag a tab out of the current window to create a new window, move tabs within the window or windows merge all with a single tab. Secondary click on the dedicated area displays unsurprisingly other options to close all other tabs except the current one.

Another new Finder Version 10.9, these are the keywords. It is not so much a new function, as a new interface for something that has long existed in OS X, but was rarely used. Until then, Apple talked about labels, OS X Mavericks employs him the English word 'Tags'. The principle is the same: you can assign to each folder or file a keyword and a color option and the system then gives you several options to find all the elements associated with the same keyword. By default, OS X creates Mavericks seven tags for all colors. They are also just named according to the color, but nothing prevents you from changing the names and colors of the keywords in the Finder preferences. Thereafter, you can attach a tag to a file or folder using the context menu, to the new icon in the Finder toolbar (below) or by dragging and dropping the element in the sidebar. Through the icon, you can also create a new tag.

The Finder sidebar already contained fast access to some records, the machines on the network and local volumes, it gets the tags. You can drag items on a tag to associate with him, they said, but this presentation can also display all the items associated with a particular keyword. The research will support these tags, but this feature does not seem active in the first OS X beta Mavericks. What works however, is the integration of tags directly in dialogs applications. Example here in a text editor that does a field "tags" between the file name and its position in the storage volume. This field is used both to select an existing tag to create a new one. Last point can be noted, the management area dedicated to iCloud in each software also integrates keywords and has an additional button at the bottom to add. As throughout the Finder, the color is more discreet, it no longer appears as a point. Incidentally, the views put now lists the column names forward, others are grayed out.

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