Do You Smell Something?

Nicholas Riley nails the Mac OS X Finder:

Why, after three major releases and multiple years of development, is the OS X Finder so slow, buggy and painful to use? The problems I had regularly with OS 9’s Finder I could count on one hand.

Indeed, the OS X Finder is an embarrassment, not only to Apple, but to the good name of the original Finder, from the original Macintosh through Mac OS 9.

Mr. Riley goes on to post a screenshot of a shoddy Finder dialog box, against which he claims to have identified seven major problems. Michael Tsai does a good job identifying them. To Mr. Tsai’s list I’ll add the following: The caution icon should be in the upper left of the window.

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