||[May. 1st, 2009|03:55 pm]
Mac OS X sucks!
One of the greatest suckages of OS X is its handling of archives (compressed files). When you click a .zip file, you'd expect it to open up and be able to browse the contents, right? Wrong! OS X will start uncompressing it, without confirmation, in the same folder. And it will *not* open the resulting folder for you. So when you see a link to a zip file on a web page and want to take a quick look at some text inside, clicking it and choosing "open" simply won't work. You have to manually browse to the "Downloads" folder (or Desktop on pre-Leopard, I suppose) and look for the uncompressed file there. And then you must remember to remove the folder and the zip file you don't need, otherwise (and that's what indeed usually happens) you Downloads/Desktop turns into an unmanageable mess.|
Ok, so what if the text file you wanna take a look at is in a large zip on your HDD? Glad you asked! Well, you'll have to uncompress the *entire* archive no matter how small the part of it you really need. And make sure you have enough free space on the disk, otherwise you're simply out of luck!