some flaws in leopard

SiCbe

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I think Leopard is very cool... The UI looks good and everything works superfast!

but...

I haven't found a way to adjust the transparency from the menubar... I want it a little more transparent for some wallpapers and less transparent for other wallpapers :)

can't change the 3D settings of the dock... oh and the seperation strip doesnt seem to have the same perspection as the dock :s

with magnification on, the dock and stacks have one annoying bug. When you have the dock magnified and open a stack and go up in it, the dock springs back to non-magnified making it look ugly :) the dock should stay magnified until you close the stack!

I also haven't found a way to use my airport disk as a time machine disk... It only show my internal HD when I try to set it up. Maybe there's some special thing you should do.... I bought the airport specially for time machine backups... would be a shame if I can't use it now :)

Front row is alot faster than the old version! it's crazy how fast it is :) too bad they changed the cool transition to some dull fade to black
 

zen

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I can't change the 3D settings of the dock... oh and the seperation strip doesnt seem to have the same perspection as the dock :s
See this post in the screenshots thread. Looks like you can use terminal to rewrite the Dock display preference and have the bottom horizontal dock change to the 2D look. Just try the terminal commands shown in that shot.

I also haven't found a way to use my airport disk as a time machine disk... It only show my internal HD when I try to set it up. Maybe there's some special thing you should do.... I bought the airport specially for time machine backups... would be a shame if I can't use it now :)
Shouldn't Time Machine show all drives that are mounted? If your AirDisk is mounted on your desktop, it should show up.

Certainly they were advertising that using an AirDisk for Time Machine was a great option!
 
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Cattywampus_

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I really like disk utility now! Finally you can partition your drive without losing your data!
I tried this last night - deleting an old partition and resizing to fill the gap. ****ed my drive completely. I am currently in the process of recovering my porn collection. Not a happy bunny at all.
 
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maverick808

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I think Leopard is very cool... The UI looks good and everything works superfast!
Agreed, overall it's an improvement. Everything is faster, apps open quicker, it's pretty great.

with magnification on, the dock and stacks have one annoying bug. When you have the dock magnified and open a stack and go up in it, the dock springs back to non-magnified making it look ugly :) the dock should stay magnified until you close the stack!
Yup, I didn't notice that one myself but when I tested what you said I see it too. It happens with any magnification but if you set the dock to tiny and magnification to max then you can see very clearly what the problem is...



I also haven't found a way to use my airport disk as a time machine disk...
If you read the help for Time Machine it now says that you can't use network disks. I agree it sucks, the betas allowed network drives to be used. Disappointed in this one.
 
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yetanotherdave

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If you read the help for Time Machine it now says that you can't use network disks. I agree it sucks, the betas allowed network drives to be used. Disappointed in this one.
Well, that saves me £119 I suppose. Still a shame. I'll buy an AEBS when they add that functionality back in 10.5.x I suppose.
 
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SiCbe

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See this post in the screenshots thread. Looks like you can use terminal to rewrite the Dock display preference and have the bottom horizontal dock change to the 2D look. Just try the terminal commands shown in that shot.
Yeah but I dont like the way it lookes with the white border :) I like the 3D dock alot but it would be cool to have some modification options :)

If you read the help for Time Machine it now says that you can't use network disks. I agree it sucks, the betas allowed network drives to be used. Disappointed in this one.
Yeah didnt get to reading the help :) too bad cause I loved that feature :(

Another great feature I found: Built-in RubyOnRails :D
 
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SiCbe

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I tried this last night - deleting an old partition and resizing to fill the gap. ****ed my drive completely. I am currently in the process of recovering my porn collection. Not a happy bunny at all.
I just tried it... deleting an other partition on my internal macbook drive...

first erasing the data... then erasing the partition... then dragging the main partition bigger and then hit "partition" :) worked like a charm
 
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yetanotherdave

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I just tried it... deleting an other partition on my internal macbook drive...

first erasing the data... then erasing the partition... then dragging the main partition bigger and then hit "partition" :) worked like a charm
Are you running it on the mac in your sig? Or do you have your macbook now? If you are running it on the G4, how is it?
 
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SiCbe

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Are you running it on the mac in your sig? Or do you have your macbook now? If you are running it on the G4, how is it?
oh damn no :d I'm running it on a white C2D macbook with 1 gig RAM. Everything is very smooth and fast except for the minimalising genie effect... It's a bit sluggish compared to Tiger :confused:

edit: expose is also a bit slow


My mbp is in for repairs due to random shutdowns :mad:

guess I forgot to change my sig :d
 
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yetanotherdave

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oh damn no :d I'm running it on a white C2D macbook with 1 gig RAM. Everything is very smooth and fast except for the minimalising genie effect... It's a bit sluggish compared to Tiger :confused:

edit: expose is also a bit slow


My mbp is in for repairs due to random shutdowns :mad:

guess I forgot to change my sig :d
Heh fair enough, that old G4 in your didn't even meet the minimum specs. I'm just tryng to get an opinion of it on a G4 to see if it's worth installing on my wife's macmini.
 
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RaceTripper

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If you read the help for Time Machine it now says that you can't use network disks. I agree it sucks, the betas allowed network drives to be used. Disappointed in this one.
That renders that feature mostly useless to me, and it was one I was most looking forward to (that, and Spaces). I only have laptops and already use Airport drives for backup media (with the .Mac Backup program).

Well, stable networking isn't Apple's strength, so I guess I'm not surprised.
 
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thefunkymunky

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Why do people backup over wireless? It must take an age to backup a 250GB drive say. Why not use FW400, USB2, FW800 or Gigabit ethernet? Much faster.
 
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maverick808

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Why do people backup over wireless? It must take an age to backup a 250GB drive say. Why not use FW400, USB2, FW800 or Gigabit ethernet? Much faster.
I was using Time Machine over wireless in the betas. Several reasons make it a fine choice. Firstly, I have 802.11n, which is actually pretty fast... comparable to Fast Ethernet in practice.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, after the initial sync (which I let go overnight), Time Machine only syncs files that change. Unless you are regularly creating or editing files that are many many gigabytes in size then after the initial sync only tiny amounts of data will be going over the network from time to time, so it's not a problem. Indeed, I'd imagine that after the initial sync even 802.11b would be fine for most users.
 
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RaceTripper

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Why do people backup over wireless? It must take an age to backup a 250GB drive say. Why not use FW400, USB2, FW800 or Gigabit ethernet? Much faster.
Wireless backup makes perfect sense in my household where we have 3 laptops and no desktops, all connected via wireless N. I don't want to tie my laptops to an directly connected external drive. My wife's MBP would never get a backup that way because she would never follow the procedure having to mount/unmount connect/disconnect an external drive.

And I don't care how long it takes to do it wirelessly. I do it that way now. Once the initial backup is done, it's not that big a deal. Backup doesn't have to be fast for most people.
 
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zen

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Bah, I hope AirDisk Time Machine comes back in an update. For people with laptops, this was going to be great. One big backup via firewire or USB, then just use AirDisk from then on.

I wonder why it was canned? Unreliable to send that much data over the wireless network? Too slow for your average user, who would start the initial backup wirelessly then either run out of power in their Macbook or wonder why it's taking 5 hours to complete?

Hmmm.
 
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twoodcc

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Bah, I hope AirDisk Time Machine comes back in an update. For people with laptops, this was going to be great. One big backup via firewire or USB, then just use AirDisk from then on.

I wonder why it was canned? Unreliable to send that much data over the wireless network? Too slow for your average user, who would start the initial backup wirelessly then either run out of power in their Macbook or wonder why it's taking 5 hours to complete?

Hmmm.
i think it will be there
 
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Nuc

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I tried this last night - deleting an old partition and resizing to fill the gap. ****ed my drive completely. I am currently in the process of recovering my porn collection. Not a happy bunny at all.
I don't know why I found that funny but I did. Good luck on the pron...

Nuc
 
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