Mountain Lion Frustrations?!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Apple..., Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
    Do you have any? I'm still using Snow Leopard...debating wether or not to upgrade. I still have Microsoft Office 2003, so I'd have to replace that somehow. And iMovie 06' should still work right? Anything else I should be aware of? Thanks!
  2. VacantPsalm macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Mission Control is choppy as HELL when Safari is open. If I hide it with Cmd+H it'll be smooth as butter. Then when I unhide it, super lag-a-muffin. Like the desktop background is all the way back before the windows even move sometimes. I'm on a Retina MBP, Lion didn't do this.

    I'm here now checking if there's a thread about it.
  3. NotAdvisable macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2011
    Perth, Australia
    I'm absolutely loving Mountain Lion.
    I reckon you should move to the latest Office for Mac (or iWork; far better than Microsoft's offering) and also move to the latest iLife. What's stopping you?
  4. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Well make sure you have a good backup. Installation of ML here (on rMBP, so using current Lion) just trashed the machine completely, "there was an error installing OSX". Recovery utilities couldn't repair the disk, reformat and start again job. Bagh...
  5. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    I have a 2010 iMac running a clean-installed ML, and I can confirm that this is an issue. Mission control just lags like crazy when safari is used in full-screen mode. :mad:
  6. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
    Yikes! That's not good. How do I go about installing the right way? I have over a TB of data.
  7. DWS1187 macrumors newbie


    Nov 15, 2011
    Kinston, NC
    I have a clean install of ML and some of the things that frustrate me are

    1. Open mail, indicator light on, close window, indicator light off, app is running under Force it on or off???

    2. No Safari Only mode anymore? Just a guest account. Disabled the guest account and enabled FMM and it just re-enables the guest account.

    Other than that I am rather happy with the new OS X 
  8. kn1ne macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    So far I am very happy with Mountain Lion.. had a minor hiccup getting it to download, but that was probably more to do with launch day glitches. Since its been installed I have noticed a lot of things that were introduced in Lion run much more smoothly than they ever did before, such as Mission Control, Launchpad etc..

    Notifications are really cool, and reminders and notes being their own apps now is really cool. My favorite feature by far though is how documents now sync across mac and iOS devices.. for me this is a huge benefit that I am already using with Numbers and Pages, and is making my life much easier.

    I haven't had TOO much time with it yet, but so far it hasn't broken any of my 3rd party apps. Air Video, Screens, Mint, Coda, etc. are all working with no hang ups. I think it was well worth the $20 going from Lion, so its a huge update if you are going from Snow Leopard.
  9. b_scott macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2008
    I have an April 2010 MBP High Res

    ML has dropped my battery life so low that I don't know if I'll be able to keep it. It's pretty ridiculous. I've used it about 1.5 hours and it's at 41% - and all I've done is web browse.
  10. VacantPsalm, Jul 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012

    VacantPsalm macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thing to note, it seems to have gotten a lot better now that I've closed a few tabs. I had like 14 tabs open between 4 windows before, dropping that to 8 between two windows helped quite a bit. Or maybe it's the number of windows open, (probably both) playing around with things now.

    Whatever the issue is, closing windows and tabs is just a temporary solution. I can get well into 30 tabs depending on what I'm doing. (Collecting wallpapers = middleclick, middleclick, middleclick, middleclick on thumbnails and look through them later.)

    Edit: Ohhh yea, 10 windows open is definitely worse then having 10 tabs in one window. That's like a 3 frame animation there.
  11. slrandall macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011

    Noticed it as soon as I upgraded. It's awful.
  12. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
  13. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Indeed, reducing the number of tabs does seem to improve the whole mission control animation; though for a computer that runs SCII nicely, I find it ridiculous that it's having trouble with a simple system animation. :rolleyes:
  14. VacantPsalm macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
  15. teamrusnac macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    messages dont work

    personally, i cant get iMessages on my phone to work with Messages app. I have seen a lot of other people have this issue. If you are using one apple id for your itunes and a address for your iCloud, it seems to be causing a lot of the issues.

    The only way I can get my stuff to sync is to have the person I am messaging enter my icloud account email address in my contact in their iPhone, erase all current conversations we are having on all devices involved, and then initiate a new conversation from the Message app on my mac and bam every thing is on all devices. This is the only way it will work. I have spent hours on the phone wil Apple Care and they couldnt figure this out and how to actually get it to work properly, like advertised. Obviously, this crap isnt ready and it doesnt "just work". Really disappointed.

    If I send a message from my phone first with a NEW conversation, it comes from my phone number. The conversation DOES NOT SYNC with the MAC!

    I even tried to do this and then continue the conversation on the MAC and it wouldn't even send the message!

    Now if I send a message first on a NEW conversation via my MAC it WILL show up on the phone with the settings described above and sync to BOTH devices. Works great. Problem is it's VIA MY EMAIL! Many people do not want this to happen!!!
  16. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    For me, I had no built-in audio until I rebooted. After that, no issues (yet!), but I don't see much difference so far.

    I also had to reinstall the Xcode "command line tools", I was searching for GIT of a long time, I couldn't pull code that was committed during my vacation to see if the old "take 1 week of vacation and come back to twice the work" would hold true...
  17. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Don't know. Make sure Time Machine is up to date (I ran it again just before clicking on install, have far too much data that cannot possibly go awol). Took 35 minutes to restore 500Gb from the time machine backup so at least that's one plus point. Will do another before trying again...
  18. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Mountain Lion is wonderful... on someone else's Mac :)

    I've got my rocket ship fast, ultra smooth & reliable 512GB Samsung 830 equipped MBP's loaded with memory & Snow Leopard v 10.6.8

    There's no way I would disrupt this terrific setup :D

    If there's one thing I've learned over the years, is newer is not always better.

    I'll let someone else live with the bugs & annoyances of Mountain Lion.

    Once fully optimized like these 2010 & 2011 i7's are, it's time to sit back & enjoy.

    There's _nothing_ better than a well sorted Mac.
  19. Ualnosaj macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2012
    Hmm I'm not seeing this with a 2012 i7 MBA (proc perhaps) but do feel it slightly with a mid-2011 i5 MBA though. Wouldn't describe it as lag-a-muffin, but I (we) did come from Lion so maybe already used to mission control quirkiness.
  20. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    No significant problems here so far. Dictation works great, AirPlay mirroring works great, all of my apps work just fine. Overall very happy!

    I'm on a rMBP too and have no such problem with Safari and Mission Control.
  21. espiritujo macrumors member


    Sep 19, 2011
    columbia, sc
    I wish the screen resolution would show up on my menu bar. Where did it go?
  22. VacantPsalm macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    How many Safari windows do you have open?
  23. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    Airplay. Why the hell is there a 1-2 second audio delay. And the audio cuts out too for a second here and there. I have the latest mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro, and the latest AppleTV. So annoying.
  24. blatopilot macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    I had a choppy first day with ML...I installed via the app store and had the same feelings I had when I first installed Lion...I reinstalled with CMD+R as an experiment and it is much much better now...Can't say that will be forever, but the performance is night and day different.
  25. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Biggest frustration is installation. -1:48 minutes.

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