I would like to be the first (or at least the first person in my circles) to say that Apple has given the widget dashboard its own space in an attempt to further unify iOS and OS X. I am willing to bet that Apple has reserved the widget dashboard to be a place to run iOS apps and games like Angry Birds. It’s only a matter of time before the new OS X App Store starts releasing iOS versions that run in the background on your widget dashboard ready to be used. Until then the widget space seems like a clunky addition to the very streamlined Mission Control.
I really tried to like it, but Lion’s new scrolling has got me all confused and uncomfortable. I can understand why Apple wants to get people to switch over, given their push to unify iOS and OS X. However, when it comes to scrolling, it is most intuitive to keep it the way it always has been. The last week has been rather difficult for me to switch between multiple computers that have different methods of scrolling. My windows machine has traditional scrolling while my newly updated iMac has the new inverted scrolling, this doesn’t make my life any easier. I will pass.
To disable inverted scrolling:
System Preferences> Mouse> Uncheck Scroll direction: natural
Other than that I am very pleased with Lion. There are some great touches and fine-tunings that really make it feel like a much quicker and leaner OS. I am excited and ready to see some of these bigger changes, what about you? What are your thoughts on Lion, and where do you think it will head in the future?