Quick Updates, Slow Security, and Quick Look


With less than six months under its belt, Leopard is preparing to receive its third update to 10.5.3. This update includes 75 fixes from Address Book to VoiceOver. The list includes changes to: AddressBook, AppleScript, Audio, Back To My Mac, Dashboard, Dock, DVD Player, Finder, Graphics, iCal, Mail, Portable Home Directories, Printing, Rosetta, Spaces, Spotlight, Time Machine, VoiceOver, and probably a bunch of other stuff.

This news comes on the heals of a study by a couple security researchers from IBM (hmmmm, suspicious) who say that Apple is slow at fixing their 0-day security vulnerabilities (for those who don’t feel like popping over to Wikipedia, 0-day means nobody knew a particular weakness existed before). They say [PDF] that Microsoft is getting faster at fixing their 0-day issues, while Apple is getting slower. I wonder if it has anything to do with Microsoft’s years of experience is fixing so many 0-day attacks…

Anyway, the thing that worries me the most about the 10.5.3 news is that I couldn’t find anything about Quick Look. The ability to look quickly at files makes Leopard so much more attractive than many of its other features. I am hoping for the ability to print straight from Quick Look. Now that would be grand!

What else should be included in the 10.5.3 Leopard update?

Via PC World and The Register



I will also would love to print directly from Quick Look
It happens I just install Leopard from scratch and I don’t have MS Office installed on the machine, MS Word files looks great in QL but that’s about it I would like to print them directly without having to install MS Office crap, but what happens is that Text Edit opens and the nice looking layout images and so on are gone!
Which is the rendering engine of QL?
Why it’s not possible to use it outside QL or make it more powerful?
Sorry for the rant!


@ DM – I use quicksilver to delete files. If you are viewing a file in quick look, you can close that, invoke QS, then do command+g to select that file, hit tab, then type “mo” and move to trash comes up. I know, deleting from QL would be much better, but QS works well enough for me.


I get syncing problems with iCal where one or two (unidentified) problem entries on another device prevents all changes from syncing over to iCal. How about sync services flagging such problem entries like it does now for conflicts and let you ignore or delete them.


Maybe you can already do this, but I would really like to be able to delete a file directly from QuickLook. I use QuickLook on a daily basis to filter photographs. When I find one that isn’t in focus, someones eyes are closed, etc., I wish I could just press the delete button to delete the file. In windows you have the filmstrip view to accomadate this…I’m I missing something on mac?

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