Apple's 10.5.2 update is a whopper. It addresses several issues that have been at the top of my list, many with regard to accessibility. Apple has heard the pleading and has reworked Stacks (e.g. the Downloads icon in the Dock) so that it's useful when you have more than a handful of items. Here are my other picks for most welcome changes in 10.5.2:
- An option to make the menu bar opaque (like Tiger)
- A reduction in the transparency of menus
- New list and folder views in Stacks, and a more eye-compatible grid view background
- More accurate Data Detectors in e-mail
- Reduces Mail's tendency to refuse to connect to SMTP servers on some networks
- Ability to make mailbox icons larger
- Remote printers won't disappear when Mac goes to sleep
- Backlight won't off before the user's set Energy Saver delay
What's left to do? If Apple wants to make me happy, it can let me see a full, normal column view when it displays search results. This patch doesn't leave me with much to gripe about beyond that.
For complete details of the items addressed in 10.5.2, see Apple's knowledgebase article on the update.