There are a heap of things I’m really liking about Snow Leopard so far… even though it turns out that my early 2007 MacBook Pro can’t take advantage of a lot of the under-the-covers enhancements 🙁
- The new (configurable) Dock behaviour to have application windows minimise into their app icons – combined with the click-hold-Expose feature, this has made the Dock useful for me again. I’ve moved it from autohiding at the side of the screen, to permanent (but 2D) at the bottom.
- Safari running Flash as a separate process. Far fewer browser crashes.
- Nearly 15Gb of reclaimed disk space. Seriously! Could be the fact that I opted for a custom install and removed most of the language support I didn’t need, too, and also influenced by the fact that Snow Leopard reports disk space differently.
- Scrollable, more intelligent grid views in Stacks. The Dock is even more useful.
- Seeing the date in the menubar. Bye bye, MagiCal.
- Setting Spotlight search to find in the current folder by default (in Finder preferences).
- The default screen gamma setting is now 2.2 – at last.
If you want to dig a bit deeper to find some of these things, check out a couple of Macworld articles – I wouldn’t have known about them otherwise! All-in-all then, a minor upgrade with a bunch of welcome changes.