After almost two years of heavy daily use, my poor little MacBook was getting a bit worn out and doing some crazy things. So about a month ago I reinstalled OS X. I backed up all my files and just wiped the whole computer.
My experience doing that with Windows and Linux computers has always been pleasant. It’s refreshing to start anew. It was not so with my Mac. I think it’s because using my MacBook was normally such a pleasant experience and I’d had things set up the way I liked them for so long that I didn’t even know some things weren’t just there. I couldn’t remember everything I’d installed, such as Gutenprint and Xcode developer tools, so I couldn’t understand what went wrong when certain things didn’t work.
Anyway, all that is a bit of a tangent to what I really wanted to say, which is “Yay, for easy application installing!” or perhaps “Kudos to you intelligent developers!”
These screenshots are all for free software and all you have to do is drag one icon to the other.
It must be a reasonably simple thing to do since so many applications do it, but occasionally there’s a program that makes a fancy background for their install window and makes it difficult for you to put the program anywhere. If it were just the normal Finder window, at least it would have the shorcuts on the side, but no— it’s fancy, but not fancy enough!
Not to pick on BibDesk. It’s a top program, just the most recent,
non-friendly installer I’ve used (why do they assume the hard drive is where you want to put it?).