It's not just working.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RobHague, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. RobHague macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2005
    I got a new MBP retina recently. I am having a few niggling issues though, which are irritating me no end.

    Firstly, having made vlogs on my old Windows PC, I can tell you that Movie Maker is not nice! Its tacky and lacking basic features. Knowing OSX came with iMovie I couldn't wait to use it.

    Problem #1 is iMovie and Facetime. After recording a video from Facetime from inside iMovie, and attempting to edit it, the Audio goes out of sync. I have tried everything possible to correct it - detaching Audio / Optimising and everything else suggested on Google. Nothing helps. How such an obvious bug is present in iMovie is beyond me. I found posts on this issue dating back to 2011! :eek: All of which were unresolved. A good reason for me getting a Mac was access to decent software by default (like iMovie). After an outlay of £1800 I do not relish spending £200 on Final Cut Pro. At this point in time I just plain do not need such advanced video editing software to justify the cost.

    Problem #2 is that my desktop wallpaper will not save. I set it to a photograph and whenever I reboot its reset to some default wallpaper :confused:

    Problem #3 my mouse (Mighty Mouse) randomly disconnects. It will suddenly stop responding and I have to use to trackpad to go to Bluetooth and find it and Connect.

    Other than the above, I actually am finding my return to OSX (I had a mac in 2005) quite enjoyable. Being a long time Windows user I did feel a bit like a 'noob' at first but I am finding it much nicer to work with than Windows 8 (yes I had technet and upgraded to the RTM just before I decided to go for a new MacBook instead of another PC :D)

    P.S -- How hot is a MBPr supposed to get? I was looking at some videos online of heat tests and people were getting CPU temps at load of 100 C!!!! That sounds crazy hot. I googled the CPU and its rated up to 105 C which seems rather damn close to failure! Mine gets pretty warm around the F/S keys to the point where its almost uncomfortable to keep my fingers pressed there.
  2. rrm998 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2012
    Houston, TX USA
    This is a known issue -- a bunch of people, myself included, have this. If you search the forum for "wallpaper," there's a thread with some tips. I deleted the desktop plist, restarted the dock, and then set my desktop wallpaper again. It's been mostly staying to my choice since.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I had the wallpaper issue too. After a clean install of OS X I haven't had the issue.

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