Ongoing Omissions

Or, "things that have been in Windows since 1995 and/or Classic Mac OS that have not yet made the jump to Mac OS X, the most modernest OS extant."

  • Colored Labels on files: in Mac OS since System 7; OS 8 and OS 9.
    • Status: Finally arrived in Mac OS X 10.3 (and brings with it crazy circus stripes in List or Column view.)
    • And then replaced labels with tags in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • The ability to click on something in the trash and restore it to its original location: in Windows 95, in Mac since System 7 or 8 (for the most recently thrown away item--you could click on it and press "command-Y"--"Put away"--to restore it)
    • Status: Finally arrived in Mac OS X 10.6
  • The ability to reconnect to servers at login and NOT have a bunch of windows pop open (which is what happens if you put server aliases in your "Login Items" list in Mac OS X) - was in System 7, OS 8, OS 9, and Windows 95.
    • Status: Still waiting...