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September 29, 2010

Top annoying things about Mac (or just my mac?)

Filed under: Mac Stuff — Tags: , , — Hugsie @ 10:36 pm

Playing mp3 files always invokes iTunes, and adding it to the “library” which basically copies it to the hard drive. Even if I d-click the same song more than once it gets REPEATED in iTunes library; fucking annoying. I don’t really like this since when I’m going though old DVD/CDs I’ve burned years ago I just want to quickly hear what it is. I don’t want to commit to it if it’s a shitty song, or a song I already have umpteen copies of already.

Viewing images with Windows is so much easier. You d-click on a pic, and it loads up the viewer. You can press left or right and see the next image in the folder you’re in.  On mac it just displays the image in a tiny window.

Quicktime dosen’t play “full screen” as it should.  You still see the desktop around the borders, and you still see the menu bar at the top.  At least VLC player has a proper “full screen” mode now if i can just get VLC to be set to play ALL video files, and bypass Quicktime.

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1 Comment »

  1. 1. Right click MP3 file, Get Info, change “Open with” to something you like. To hear quickly what something is, select and press space bar (no need to open).

    2. I don’t know what tiny window that is. Try space bar to preview. You can use arrows to choose from a folder. Or you can get a slideshow of a folder from there. Or click the button with the eye on it to get a slideshow.

    3. In QuickTime player, View -> Full Screen (command F). Same in VLC. If you prefer VLC, use Get Info to change what opens.

    Have fun!

    Comment by Mimika Oh — September 30, 2010 @ 3:18 pm


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