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.
- Disconnect your Drobo, per Data Robotics recommendations.
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
A wonderful wiki compendium of App Compatibility:
iWork 09 to iWork 9.1
Do not upgrade from the App store if it wants to charge you and you already have iWork 09 or higher.
- Drobo Dashboard needs to be updated to Version 2.03. Drobo Firmware needs to be updated to the latest version for Time Machine to work with Drobo FS, Drobo Pro FS, B800fs. Note that you must Control-Click on Check for Updates to make the firmware update work.
Roxio products have some issues. Maintenance updates are due in August, 2011. Roxio Toast releases older than 10 are not supported. This leaves the Roxio Video Player as the official .tivo file player. This was the first release written by Roxio and tends to have jerky playback, although it seems better on Lion than it was on Snow Leopard. The Version 9 player doesn’t seem to be working very well on Lion, though it was better on Snow Leopard.
Finder Status and Path Bars are hidden by default. To display them, click on Show for either or both in Finder’s View menu.