My view On ML after 3 days

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Prime85, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    Mountain Lion seems very Promising, It runs just as smooth or even smoother then Lion which is great since Lion ran perfectly on my MBP. The Airplay mirroring is by far the best improvement to this OS and it seems like every day i find new features that weren't available in Lion. The only issues that i have with this update are the changes that they made to "Preview" since i am a grad student and i use this program to take notes on the PDF notes they provide in class. Also the icons in launchpad seem to be a little bigger then in Lion and thus a little blurry (barely noticeable but its there). Due to the bigger Icons in launchpad the folders hold less apps in each one.

    Notification is a great feature that i think should have been in Lion. Safari 6 is a huge improvement as well! this is my first Mac that i have had for about six months so i got used to the single bar in chrome. I am very happy they combined the HTML and Search bar in Safari 6.

    Every app that worked in Lion seems to work just as well in ML!

    As for Growl, Notification did not make it obsolete since Notification only works with apps that are downloaded through the app store. so anything installed from outside the app store growl will still be need.

    Other then the changed to Preview i believe ML is worth the $20! :)
  2. rupam.db macrumors member

    May 29, 2012
    Blurry icons ? That's disappointing. And the only App Store installed apps notification thing sucks
  3. utahman130 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
    They will have the blurry icons fixed by the GM.
  4. Asmod4n macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2011
    Push Notifications only work with App Store Apps, local Notifications will work with any App. Growl will have a change to its API which lets you (Developers) easily send Growl notifications to the Notification Center. I hate Gate Kepper tho.
  5. Cinder6, Jun 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012

    Cinder6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    I've been using the dev preview on an external drive, and it's gotten to the point that I don't like using Lion anymore--so I'm doing one last backup of Lion and installing ML as my main OS.

    I'm surprised by the stability of ML at this point, and am pleased with the feature set (in particular the syncing with iOS 6).

    I've never seen the claim that you can still get local notifications from non-MAS apps; anyone have a source for that? For the time being, we can use Hiss to pipe Growl notifications into the Notification Center. It's a little inelegant at the moment, but hopefully that will change in the future.

    As for a new version of Growl...I'm still leery of purchasing it off the MAS. There are still too many 1-star reviews for me to have confidence in it. If anyone has experience with v1.4 over the old (free) version I'm still running, I'd be curious to hear your impressions.

    EDIT: Encountering an odd bug where the installer starts the installation process, then tells me my system has to reboot. I click reboot, and it just boots back up into Lion. I do have Filevault 2 enabled; do I need to turn it off?

    EDIT 2: Apparently that is the problem.
  6. rupam.db macrumors member

    May 29, 2012
    Growl v1.4

    It doesn't works very well. E.g when I installed it didn't gave Sparrow or Dropbox notification but once in a while it works . Slows my system a lot

    Although OmniGrowl 4.4.4 and Growl 1.4 is working fine . . .All I wanted was iTunes track change notification and RSS feeds notification.

    IMO I'm gonna keep it out of my new ML install :rolleyes:
  7. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2009
    I'm not quite sure why you are surprised by the stability, the release is later this month?
  8. coughalot macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2011
    If you want another reason, don't install GrowlTunes and HISS on ML.... you can kiss goodbye to a shade under 1GB of ram.
  9. rupam.db macrumors member

    May 29, 2012
    I prefer OmniGrowl over GrowlTunes. . . any problem with that ?
  10. Cinder6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    Good point. This year is going by quickly.
  11. csfalcon macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    What are the changes to Preview that you don't like?
  12. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    When doing notes you no longer type to the left of the PDF now it opens a box right on top of where you place the note.

    it isn't that bad but it will take time to get used too.

    On a side note, has any one noticed that if you leave your MBP open and walk away for awhile till the screen turns off its hard to get the screen to turn back on?
  13. csfalcon macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ah I see, thanks for the info. Haven't used it first-hand yet.
  14. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    so here is an update:

    I tried to go back to Lion and wait it out till the GM release. I must have used lion for 10 minutes before i realized i hated it compared to ML and went back.
  15. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    That's the thing about Mountain Lion, you don't realize how good it is until you go back to Lion. People don't notice the subtle changes right away because they came in expecting huge changes but really, it's just a collection of refined changes to Lion as a whole and that makes it difficult to see its value right away.
  16. matamoris macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2011
    What issues bothered you when you went back to Lion?
  17. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    Is it fair to say that Mountain Lion is to Lion what Snow Leopard was to Leopard? An incremental improvement and upgrade as opposed to full on overhaul?

    If so I think that's gonna be Apple's pattern for the future: a shiny new OS followed by an improved consolidation. Not sure how I'd feel about that though.
  18. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    You don't see the pattern already?

    Leopard > Snow Leopard
    Lion > Mountain Lion

    In addition, Apple have already announced a yearly update schedule like iOS. So, don't expect any more Leopard-type releases with 300+ feature-packed updates.

    So, it is likely Apple is going the Intel's "Tick-tock" model based on their current track record. They'll release a full major update with a refinement update in a year after that then switch back to full major. In other words:

    Leopard (tick) > Snow Leopard (tock), Lion (tick) > Mountain Lion (tock) > 10.9 (tick).
  19. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Cougar > Hot Cougar

    Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock...
  20. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Don't get it, are you saying I'm wrong or are you making a joke? If I'm wrong, then share your thoughts on why.
  21. teknikal90 macrumors 68040


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I'm pretty sure it was a joke haha

    a good one too
  22. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    i just found something else i dont like about mountain lion. I send a lot of doc attachments in my email, in lion i would right click then go to attach in email and send it that way, It was very convenient. Now in mountain lion that option is gone in the right click menu and is replaced with "toast it" which when i click toast it nothing happens! So why would they take away a great feature like that!
  23. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2012
    Little Rock, AR
  24. bananafranco macrumors member


    Dec 21, 2008
    Think I can help there:

    Toast it is usually a menu item installed by Roxio Toast the CD Burning Suite and the feature to attatch a document is somewhat hidden under share:

  25. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Huh? "Toast it"? What are you running? In Finder, right click, Share=>Email and you've got it.

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