I have many wishes for Mac OS X. Lots of them have been filled in the 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 releases of OS X, but one has not.
As much as we would like them to, Mac OS X (and for that matter Mac OS 9) Finder windows do not refresh as fast as we would like them to. You have to close out of, or collapse if in List view, the window, and reopen it to force a redraw.
In Windows hitting F5 will refresh the current window. Now why can’t OS X do this? I am sure it can!
This is the number one feature I would like to see in the next release of OS X, be it a dot dot release, or in 10.4, thought it would be nice to see it sooner then that.
On a related note, you should submit your feedback to Apple on OS X. Who knows, something positive just might come of it.
Originally posted on Breaking Windows on 12/13.03.