TidBITS on Panther application improvements (or not)

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
November 12th, 2003 • 4:24 am

The November 10 edition of TidBITS has an article by Jeff Carlson on “Panther Application Improvements“. It’s not exactly in-depth, but makes a number of valid points. For example:

Unfortunately, a nasty and obvious bug still exists in this new version: if you’re editing a contact and need to undo what you typed into a field, the entire contact reverts back to the state before you started edit it, wiping out any other fields that you changed or entered. That flub eliminated Address Book’s usefulness for me in Jaguar, but I assumed that something so obvious would have been fixed in Panther. Perhaps no one is actually using Address Book?

So true. Jeff also notes the ridiculous disappearance of the “Internet” control pane in System Preferences. This reeks of bad marketing-oriented decision-making. Do yourself a favour and install Monkeyfood’s freeware More Internet preference pane. But don’t forget to send your feedback to Apple on this.

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