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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:43 PM   #26
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I have downloaded ML but it is still "sitting" in the application folder waiting for tonight... One question though about installation process... is there an option to upgrade from 10.7 or a clean installation over Lion is the only way possible?

I'm shivering to the thought of having to reinstall ALL my applications, and passwords, and preferences ...
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:49 PM   #27
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Anyone else notice the change in the text rendering in 10.8 when compared to 10.7?

Some texts (in various apps) appear "faint". Like they changed the aliasing method?

http://cl.ly/1G0b1P3x2C202I21193G

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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:38 AM   #28
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Anyone else notice the change in the text rendering in 10.8 when compared to 10.7?

Some texts (in various apps) appear "faint". Like they changed the aliasing method?

http://cl.ly/1G0b1P3x2C202I21193G

http://cl.ly/0i3Q0O3i2R1E2u3q0D0s
Actually this is a good sign. Traditionally, Mac OS X has rendered fonts too thick and bold compared to other platforms.

As a web designer, when we mockup websites in Photoshop with custom fonts, they look great. But when you finally build them and load them in Safari, the fonts all look like you have set them to bold, even when they are not. Perhaps this will fix a much-complained-about font rendering issue on Mac.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:00 AM   #29
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Actually this is a good sign. Traditionally, Mac OS X has rendered fonts too thick and bold compared to other platforms.

As a web designer, when we mockup websites in Photoshop with custom fonts, they look great. But when you finally build them and load them in Safari, the fonts all look like you have set them to bold, even when they are not. Perhaps this will fix a much-complained-about font rendering issue on Mac.
That's got more to do with Photoshop's way of aliasing texts, though. I did a bit of digging around, it's a shift in CALayers.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:35 AM   #30
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Awesome thread.
If I end up buying ML (and I know for sure that I will), it will be because of this thread. Thanks to all the developers for keeping us informed about all the new goodies and annoyances.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:57 AM   #31
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Is the searching in Launchpad initiated by just typing? Or do you need to move your cursor to the search field and click it before you type?



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I know I've said several times today about the ability to move devices (or shared) to the top of the finder sidebar (finally!)

Also searching within Launchpad, instant filtering.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:12 AM   #32
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Is the searching in Launchpad initiated by just typing? Or do you need to move your cursor to the search field and click it before you type?
You can just start typing.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:12 AM   #33
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Is the searching in Launchpad initiated by just typing? Or do you need to move your cursor to the search field and click it before you type?
Just type away and it starts filtering, no need to click anywhere

Really Love the 2 finger slide for the notification centre. Although I am not sure how useful notification centre will actually be on a Laptop
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:15 AM   #34
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Finder still has the grey icons.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:20 AM   #35
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Also, Firewall is OFF by default after installation . . . that's not great Apple.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:29 AM   #36
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Actually this is a good sign. Traditionally, Mac OS X has rendered fonts too thick and bold compared to other platforms.

As a web designer, when we mockup websites in Photoshop with custom fonts, they look great. But when you finally build them and load them in Safari, the fonts all look like you have set them to bold, even when they are not. Perhaps this will fix a much-complained-about font rendering issue on Mac.
It's a browser thing, you can fix it with CSS3. If you think your custom fonts looks fatty in Safari...try Firefox, they are megabold

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Also, Firewall is OFF by default after installation . . . that's not great Apple.
It's been always like that
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I've not seen this mentioned anywhere else but there's a new (to me) icon in the System Preferences pane called Ink that has something to do with hand writing recognition. Also, it's a 32-bit preference pane so requires a restart of System Preferences when selected.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:31 AM   #38
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Mountain Lion looks awesome, however I have 2 burning questions:

1. Will it make the tea, and do the dishes?

2. More importantly, will it incorporate better TRIM support for 3rd party SSD's without resorting to using 3rd party enabler apps?
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It's been always like that
Just because it's always been OFF by default doesn't mean that Apple shouldn't get with the times and have it ON by default.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:49 AM   #40
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I've not seen this mentioned anywhere else but there's a new (to me) icon in the System Preferences pane called Ink that has something to do with hand writing recognition.
You probably have or had a tablet connected to your computer?
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:57 AM   #41
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I've not seen this mentioned anywhere else but there's a new (to me) icon in the System Preferences pane called Ink that has something to do with hand writing recognition. Also, it's a 32-bit preference pane so requires a restart of System Preferences when selected.
I believe thats a third part app, I used to have it installed on Lion.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 03:02 AM   #42
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The scroll bar is enlarges when you hover over it.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 03:05 AM   #43
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Still no TRIM support for third party drives. I was hoping they would sneak that in.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 03:24 AM   #44
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horizontal scrolling

Can anyone tell me if it is still possible to scroll horizontally with two fingers although the two finger swipe gesture seems to be reserved for the Notification Center?
Is it possible to disable the gesture for the Notification Center?
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I believe thats a third part app, I used to have it installed on Lion.
Strange, this was a fresh install of ML in a Parallels VM . . .
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 03:53 AM   #46
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Can anyone tell me if it is still possible to scroll horizontally with two fingers although the two finger swipe gesture seems to be reserved for the Notification Center?
Is it possible to disable the gesture for the Notification Center?
I'm not sure about disabling the gesture but Notification Center is only opened when you swipe from the right edge, something you're unlikely to do when horizontal scrolling.
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Can anyone tell me if it is still possible to scroll horizontally with two fingers although the two finger swipe gesture seems to be reserved for the Notification Center?
Is it possible to disable the gesture for the Notification Center?
Already been answered several times.


Here's a fun one: The checkbox for "Reopen windows when logging back in" now remembers your selection. Uncheck it once and it stays off forever.
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Strange, this was a fresh install of ML in a Parallels VM . . .
It is not a third party app it is a systems preference that, as far as I can remember, has been present in Snow Leopard and definitely in Lion (and I think earlier as well). It only shows up when you connect a graphics tablet.
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Mountain Lion looks awesome, however I have 2 burning questions:

1. Will it make the tea, and do the dishes?

2. More importantly, will it incorporate better TRIM support for 3rd party SSD's without resorting to using 3rd party enabler apps?
Still exclusive to Apple SSDs
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