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The Lion Wakes Today

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Lion

I just upgraded to Lion (aka Mac OS X Version 10.7) on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Since I didn’t get to do any real study ahead of time, I have been learning on the fly as I try to keep using my Mac for the day to day things I do. As I stumble on to differences, things to do and fix or deal with until they are fixed (especially third-party applications), I’m keeping a list. I’ll keep updating this entry as I find new things. Since this is driven by my personal activities, it is quite haphazard and not a replacement for various resources around the web on preparing for Lion and Lion features.

Upgrade Considerations:

Things I Like:

  • Spotlight search results Finder window allows changing view, including to columns
  • iOS style spelling suggestions
  • Select and open multiple attachments from a Mail message

Things I Don’t Like

  • Application associations with file-types are lost

Things That Are Different

  • Up and down on scroll ball on mouse are reversed from Snow Leopard

Things That Have to be Updated

Apps:

Settings:

Leopard is up and running!

My new iMac is up and running on Leopard! I chose Archive and Install with the “Preserve User and Network Settings” option. Probably a bit paranoid on my part, since the new machine is still pretty clean. Everything seems to be working, so I’ll clean up the old system folder after things are running smoothly for a while. One interesting little improvement is that the Visual editor in WordPress works now. Even under the Safari 3 beta, the link editor in the Visual editor didn’t work but it does now! I had to set my desktop picture back to the default for Leopard, the Aurora picture under Nature in the Desktop Pictures folder. More as I learn more!  
Aurora Desktop Picture

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