9 Quality-of-Life Features Apple Should Bring to macOS

  • 9 Quality-of-Life Features Apple Should Bring to macOS

MacOS stands out from other operating systems because it provides a user-friendly yet functional interface that blurs the lines between all of your Apple devices that are connected to each other. And there is hardly anything wrong with it in most cases.

However, Apple has either omitted or poorly integrated a few minor quality-of-life features into macOS. Although the importance of these quality-of-life issues may vary from person to person, Apple can improve its OS for all of its users in the following ways.

1. An Option to Replace Converted Images

An Option to Replace Converted Images

The ease with which you can convert image file types to and from JPEG, PNG, and HEIF is one of macOS's cool productivity features. In the Quick Actions submenu, you'll find a Convert Image option when you Control-click (secondary click) on an image.

However, you cannot switch between the original image and the image you created through conversion in macOS. This makes it stressful to throw away the original you no longer require.

2. Delete Files in Finder by Pressing Delete

 Delete Files in Finder by Pressing Delete

For whatever reason Apple has, you cannot simply delete an item in Finder by pressing the Delete button on the keyboard. There are only a couple of ways to delete a file from Finder:

  • Dragging the item to the Trash.
  • Control-click (secondary click) and select Move to Trash.

None of these are as simple as hitting Delete or even Backspace like you would on a Windows computer.

3. Stop iCloud Reminders in Preview

Stop iCloud Reminders in Preview

An Apple ID is required to use the optional cloud storage feature known as iCloud. One of the main reasons we recommend using an Apple ID on your Mac is iCloud's general usefulness.

Yet, Apple attempts to drive its clients into paying for more capacity when they run out. Also, one of the manners in which they do that is by continually bothering you to do as such. While it's a good idea to see an update in Locater that a specific record isn't on the cloud since you're out of space, having the update continually tossed in front of you is irritating while utilizing Locater.

4. Add Cut and Paste in Finder

One more issue with Locater is the way you can't reorder things. You can either reorder the thing or intuitive it any place you need. Although both options are acceptable, Apple could further enhance them by incorporating a cut-and-paste feature.

On a Mac, you can technically cut and paste, but only in text format. Apple should have added this functionality to files for no apparent reason. If you could cut files with the Command + X and Command + V shortcuts, just like you can with text, moving them around would be much simpler.

5. Automatically Enter the Search Bar in System Settings

Automatically Enter the Search Bar in System Settings

The System Preferences panel was replaced by a redesigned System Settings app in macOS Ventura. But they didn't just change the name; The System Settings app and the Settings app on the iPhone and iPad are now very similar.

There are many justifications for why veteran clients might think macOS Ventura's Framework Settings is a downsize, and one of them is the way opening the application doesn't naturally enter the client into the hunt bar.

The majority of people do not scroll through settings rows; all things being equal, they type in their question and trust the hunt brings out what they need. Taking this feature out of the System Settings app on macOS only adds one more step to finding what you need.

6. Clicking the "Close" Button Should Quit Apps

Clicking the

Mac OS is notorious for running closed applications in the background. Tapping the red Close symbol on the window of the application you're utilizing just conceals it for some applications. You'll know it's as yet dynamic when you see a spot under it on the Dock. Since there is a minimize button, it is unclear why someone clicking Close would still want the app open in the background. If you really want to close an app, you should use Command + Q. In the event that they did, they'd click limit all things considered.

7. Let Hot Corners Work in Full-Screen Mode

Let Hot Corners Work in Full-Screen Mode

When you move your mouse to any of the four corners of your screen, the macOS feature known as Hot Corners initiates a preset action. You can track down it in the Work area and Dock segment of Framework Settings. However, when you enable full screen in any app, it does not function.

It could be because of how macOS uses full screen; It separates you from the desktop by opening a new, temporary screen for your app. For such a helpful element, it ought to likewise work while in full-screen mode for certain applications like Books or Safari.

8. Calls Shouldn't Move Your Screen

If you are using a Mac, macOS will scold you into answering the phone and force you to the desktop regardless of whether you want to. When you are in the middle of something crucial and suddenly lose track of it due to an unexpected phone call, it can get really annoying. You shouldn't have to move your entire screen to answer a call.

9. Add a Keyboard Shortcut to Rename Files in Finder

The keyboard shortcut for renaming a file is another feature that Finder can adopt from File Explorer. Simply pressing F2 in Windows' File Explorer will highlight the file name, allowing you to type whatever you want.

MacOS, on the other hand, does not provide anything of the sort, so you would need to either:

  • Sequentially click the file without opening it. Because you need to time it right, this is hard.
  • To make changes, use the context menu. Furthermore, this is just excessively lengthy for something that might have been a fast console easy route.

Apple Should Implement These Changes in macOS

At least, Apple cannot fault us, users, for not giving feedback on macOS. These small additions could make using it a little bit easier—especially for users switching from Windows machines.

Unfortunately, a few of these seem to be permanent design changes that Apple has added to macOS to give it a fresh new look since macOS Ventura. If only the company would look into the past and keep what it has done right.



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