One thing that really, and I mean REALLY bugs me about Leopard is that many of the apps I frequently use (namely those in the MS Office suite and Photoshop, among others) don't allow you choose just any old directory when you save a file.
The typical "Save as..." dialogue box allows you to select a name, maybe has a drop-down with some formatting options, and has a drop-down menu that contains a few folders you use frequently (Documents, Pictures, Desktop, and perhaps a few others.)
This is MADDENING. I like to keep my files very organized, so what I usually end up doing is saving to the desktop and then dragging the file someplace else when I'm done working on it. Come on, guys...even WinXP, the worst operating system in the history of the world (with the exception maybe of MacOS 8.1) can do this.
So, I have three questions:
1. Is there a way to use Tiger-style boxes that allow you to navigate and save to any directory and create folders?
2. If not, is there at least way to add different folders to this list? Folders that aren't always there (like desktop, docs, etc. are) seem to appear in different apps' boxes when I retrieve something from them using File>Open within that app, but I rarely open files that way and they disappear after a while anyway.
3. Does anyone know whether Apple is planning to go back to the more complex boxes in Snow Leopard? Their decision to fix Stacks (which was pretty much useless before) makes me think maybe they are taking a more intelligent approach to file management in the UI.