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« on: February 16, 2012, 03:15:07 PM »

Apple today revealed the next OS X update, Mountain Lion.  Due this Summer, it looks to include some more iOS type features back on the Mac.  

http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/

Today must be media release day as it seems they had a number of 1 person NDA bound press reveals over the course of the pas week.  http://daringfireball.net/2012/02/mountain_lion has an account of one such meeting.

Also a beta of Messages was released:  http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/messages-beta/
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 03:23:41 PM »

I'm waiting for OS X LOLcats.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 03:47:32 PM »

Anyone else upgrading today? My iMac is in the process of.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 03:57:54 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 25, 2012, 03:47:32 PM

Anyone else upgrading today? My iMac is in the process of.

I downloaded during coffee this AM, but had to leave for work.  I'll install tonight when I get home.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 04:01:58 PM »

Working from home sick, I downloaded, but I'll install it after the work day is done.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 04:33:55 PM »

Just finished installing. Haven't really noticed anything too out of the ordinary except the notification center and the unified notes.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 05:09:10 PM »

I'll be upgrading my old personal MBP this evening.  Work is stuck on Lion, unfortunately.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 09:55:34 PM »

I'm up and running - to be honest one of my favorite improvements is the combo address/search bar that other browsers (including IE) have had for a while.
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 11:29:00 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 25, 2012, 09:55:34 PM

I'm up and running - to be honest one of my favorite improvements is the combo address/search bar that other browsers (including IE) have had for a while.

Yeah it's about time, but what's up with the MASSIVE tabs?
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 11:34:05 PM »

Is there anyway to remove your user name from the bar next to the finder icon?
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 11:39:55 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on July 25, 2012, 11:34:05 PM

Is there anyway to remove your user name from the bar next to the finder icon?

You mean top right? You can change it to an icon or shorter name.

Users and groups control panel, click on login options, and you'll see it as fast user switching menu options.
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 11:41:25 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 25, 2012, 11:39:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 25, 2012, 11:34:05 PM

Is there anyway to remove your user name from the bar next to the finder icon?

You mean top right? You can change it to an icon or shorter name.

Users and groups control panel, click on login options, and you'll see it as fast user switching menu options.

Thank you sir!
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 11:49:35 PM »

Safari is SCREAMING fast
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM »

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 12:59:21 AM »

Downloading to my Air now! Can't wait to put it on the iMac later.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2012, 01:11:49 AM »

Of course isn't Safari like the least safe browser out there these days? The new update fixed 120 vulnerabilities  eek
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2012, 01:51:35 AM »

Waiting on all the early hackintosh adopters to work all the kinks out before I update mine, would like to update my 2010 MBP (work provided) as well but my employer would likely take issue with that lol.
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2012, 01:53:55 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.

I think it's pretty useful smile
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2012, 01:57:09 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 01:53:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.


I think it's pretty useful smile

It's sure been useful in Chrome for quite a long time (although mobile support was only recently added).   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2012, 01:58:45 AM »

Safari is freakishly fast. I think it's faster than Chrome. Love the new look as well. Finally, searching in the address bar. That used to annoy the hell out of me.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2012, 02:00:01 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on July 26, 2012, 01:58:45 AM

Safari is freakishly fast. I think it's faster than Chrome. Love the new look as well. Finally, searching in the address bar. That used to annoy the hell out of me.

Need the check Safari out tomorrow fo sho'
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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2012, 02:01:10 AM »

Quote from: Exodor on July 26, 2012, 01:57:09 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 01:53:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.


I think it's pretty useful smile

It's sure been useful in Chrome for quite a long time (although mobile support was only recently added).   icon_biggrin

Agree it's great in Chrome which already works across all devices, but I imagine for most people like me who have a single mac, it sucks that it's useless with the iPhone and iPad until the Fall.
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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2012, 02:09:40 AM »

Holy motherfuck Safari.
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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2012, 04:21:20 AM »

Very slick so far. I tried a few reboots and times were between 16 and 18 seconds. That was with restoring mail, Safari, and word with a 80K document open. Safari is on steroids? Speed? Wow. I'm airplaying my MB Air on the 60" TV as I type this.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 02:12:03 PM »

I just did a side-by-side comparison with Chrome, and while Safari is much faster than prior to Mountain Lion, it didn't load pages any faster for me than Chrome. I think that once iOS 6 is released, it may give Chrome competition then.
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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2012, 02:13:59 PM »

Did they add the ability to have favicons on the Safari bookmark bar?
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2012, 02:36:33 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 26, 2012, 02:13:59 PM

Did they add the ability to have favicons on the Safari bookmark bar?

No
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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2012, 02:49:26 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2012, 03:13:46 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 26, 2012, 02:12:03 PM

I just did a side-by-side comparison with Chrome, and while Safari is much faster than prior to Mountain Lion, it didn't load pages any faster for me than Chrome. I think that once iOS 6 is released, it may give Chrome competition then.

Chrome has been troublesome lately, though. Any page with a hint of flash on it has has a high percentage of displaying blank. See this: http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/20/3173044/flash-and-chrome-for-mac-a-horrible-bitter-cocktail

It's been driving me nuts, and consequently, driving me away from Chrome. As I don't need to use dev tools nearly as much as I used to, my need for Chrome has diminished there as well.

Other than that, my side-by-side testing has Safari cleanly edging out Chrome in page load.
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« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2012, 03:29:07 PM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 03:13:46 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 26, 2012, 02:12:03 PM

I just did a side-by-side comparison with Chrome, and while Safari is much faster than prior to Mountain Lion, it didn't load pages any faster for me than Chrome. I think that once iOS 6 is released, it may give Chrome competition then.

Chrome has been troublesome lately, though. Any page with a hint of flash on it has has a high percentage of displaying blank. See this: http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/20/3173044/flash-and-chrome-for-mac-a-horrible-bitter-cocktail

It's been driving me nuts, and consequently, driving me away from Chrome. As I don't need to use dev tools nearly as much as I used to, my need for Chrome has diminished there as well.

Other than that, my side-by-side testing has Safari cleanly edging out Chrome in page load.

Weird, I haven't experienced that at all. And I would think you, of all people, would steer away from anything with Flash anyway. Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2012, 03:37:27 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 26, 2012, 03:29:07 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 03:13:46 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 26, 2012, 02:12:03 PM

I just did a side-by-side comparison with Chrome, and while Safari is much faster than prior to Mountain Lion, it didn't load pages any faster for me than Chrome. I think that once iOS 6 is released, it may give Chrome competition then.

Chrome has been troublesome lately, though. Any page with a hint of flash on it has has a high percentage of displaying blank. See this: http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/20/3173044/flash-and-chrome-for-mac-a-horrible-bitter-cocktail

It's been driving me nuts, and consequently, driving me away from Chrome. As I don't need to use dev tools nearly as much as I used to, my need for Chrome has diminished there as well.

Other than that, my side-by-side testing has Safari cleanly edging out Chrome in page load.

Weird, I haven't experienced that at all. And I would think you, of all people, would steer away from anything with Flash anyway. Tongue

Oh, I do as a rule of thumb. But many many sites still have flash ads (ours included). As I have to constantly verify our advertising it isn't a simple matter of just disabling or blocking it.
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2012, 04:01:16 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 26, 2012, 02:49:26 PM

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I've always wondered why they don't do this and then it dawned on me that it's anti-Apple.  They just want a clean, silver bar with letters on it and not a circus of colors from diff favicons.  I like how the icons look too, but I figure it's never going to change on Safari.
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2012, 07:03:11 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 02:01:10 AM

Quote from: Exodor on July 26, 2012, 01:57:09 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 01:53:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

.

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.


I think it's pretty useful smile

It's sure been useful in Chrome for quite a long time (although mobile support was only recently added).   icon_biggrin

Agree it's great in Chrome which already works across all devices, but I imagine for most people like me who have a single mac, it sucks that it's useless with the iPhone and iPad until the Fall.

Ok, so it appears my bookmarks are syncing between my MacBook and my iPad..
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« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2012, 01:42:48 PM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 03, 2012, 07:03:11 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 02:01:10 AM

Quote from: Exodor on July 26, 2012, 01:57:09 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 01:53:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

.

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.


I think it's pretty useful smile

It's sure been useful in Chrome for quite a long time (although mobile support was only recently added).   icon_biggrin

Agree it's great in Chrome which already works across all devices, but I imagine for most people like me who have a single mac, it sucks that it's useless with the iPhone and iPad until the Fall.

Ok, so it appears my bookmarks are syncing between my MacBook and my iPad..

Bookmarks have worked since iCloud was launched iirc. Tabs must require ios 6
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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2012, 02:51:59 PM »

That makes sense. I hadn't been using safari for a while smile
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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2012, 01:34:24 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 04:01:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 26, 2012, 02:49:26 PM

<picture with captions added that express my sentiment regarding this situation>

I've always wondered why they don't do this and then it dawned on me that it's anti-Apple.  They just want a clean, silver bar with letters on it and not a circus of colors from diff favicons.  I like how the icons look too, but I figure it's never going to change on Safari.

It just dawned on me how inconsistent their approach is on this. The entire premise of the iOS interface is to have a circus of colors bunch of app icons you can easily identify at a glance, a premise they even brought to OS X by way of Launchpad.

How is it so hard for them to realize that the same color/shape instant identification is what raccoons are all about?!

(Autocorrect went from favicons to raccoons, and who am I to argue?)
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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2012, 01:49:36 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 18, 2012, 01:34:24 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 04:01:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 26, 2012, 02:49:26 PM

<picture with captions added that express my sentiment regarding this situation>

I've always wondered why they don't do this and then it dawned on me that it's anti-Apple.  They just want a clean, silver bar with letters on it and not a circus of colors from diff favicons.  I like how the icons look too, but I figure it's never going to change on Safari.

It just dawned on me how inconsistent their approach is on this. The entire premise of the iOS interface is to have a circus of colors bunch of app icons you can easily identify at a glance, a premise they even brought to OS X by way of Launchpad.

How is it so hard for them to realize that the same color/shape instant identification is what raccoons are all about?!

(Autocorrect went from favicons to raccoons, and who am I to argue?)

That's a good point.
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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2012, 02:12:22 PM »

For all their hullabaloo about consistent user experience, Apple can be wildly inconsistent.
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