The *new* apple menu in OS X is finally a System menu. Something we've never had before, and I have always wanted. You can notice that things having to do with system wide features (dock, preference app, shutdown/sleep, etc.) are all that's included in it. I think that it makes sense to finally have menus in this order:Originally posted by MacFreak
Why we have Apple Menu first place? We had Mac 9.1 and allow us to put anything on Apple Menu its cool.. MacOS X wont allow us put anything on Apple Menu thats a joke!
During the PB, it seemed the loudest screaming came from people who wanted the exact opposite...Originally posted by strobe
All I want is the ability to remove the Apple Menu. It's totally useless.
Well I also want to disable the desktop so nothing can be dragged to it.
Those people were morons.Originally posted by tomsinclair
During the PB, it seemed the loudest screaming came from people who wanted the exact opposite...
It'll probably give me an error, even if I set the immutable bit (lock the folder).
Anyway, I believe the desktop is still a folder so perhaps you could just make it read-only? (This would only apply to the Desktop Folder in your user directory, of course.)
I agree with everything you said. Given this new organization, it might make sense to add back and augment an old Apple Menu feature. I would utlimately like to see the AM include access to control panels (now system preferences) but with hierarchical access to the settings.Hobeaux wrote:
The way the OS is organized, may take a little getting used to, but there has been a LOT of thought behind it and it's much more logical.
[snip an excellent discussion of the new menu organization]
you know, i completely forgot about that dialog. the only time i see it is when i hit the powerkey while it's sleeping when i think it's really off.The power button brings up a window which gives you the option to reboot, shut down, or sleep.
Didn't the new keyboard have a hidden power button, like the Apple logo? I haven't seen one, even the new PowerBook Titanium has a power button.
Build 4K78 has the "System Preferences..." in the item in the Apple Menu list which does the same thing as clicking on the icon in the Dock.The final Mac OSX apparently includes this type of functionality for a couple of system preferences, such as monitor resolution and color depth. But the one complaint I have about the Dock, which on the whole I've grown to like, is that it tries to do a bit too much. The new Apple Menu might make a logical access point for system-wide access to system preference settings, and moving them there would relieve some of the stress on the Dock.
Of course the lack of a power button on the keyboard is supposed to compel us all to buy Cinema displays. That's where Apple is putting the power button now.Which key is Power Key on a new Apple keyboard