How To Tame Six of OS X Lion’s Early Problems

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aznyron

I have Imac & I live in a small village in thailand were my ISP is not fast it took me 14 hours to download the Lion O/S from the app store I would have much liked it better to buy a DVD & installed it I believe it was the app store who is slow I know my ISP is slow but when I download programs on my windows PC they go pretty fast even when I updated my Imac software it took way to long some thing is wrong with that picture
I think Mr Steve Jobs should investigate this problem & correct it good luck with your sales
From Ronnie Blom

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bezoar

Been using Mac’s since 1993. Can’t remember anew OS as unstable and full of bugs as Lion; mail crashes every time you click an in message link; safari crashes when trying to print a web page. These are everyday actions and should not have failed so badly. I really hope apple is paying close attention to all these issues. Please let there be a major megabyte update named OS 10.7.1 AND SOON.

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wassim

many people like myself have had this error message while connecting to FaceTime:
"our servers have encountered an error processing registration"

I followed some instructions on the apple community forums and found a solution to the problem maybe you could add it to this page?
I made a video about it on youtube maybe it could help:
watch?v=9eJVrm2h0KU

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David Blaikie

I have a problem with my 2.2gHz Black Macbook.
I've installed Lion and my MacBook has started going to sleep at random times. I could be in the middle of typing a sentence into a web page and WACK the laptop goes to sleep. Pressing the escape key wakes the laptop but the problem then reoccurs.
I set up a Dual Boot partition so I can boot into Snow Leopard, where the sleep problem doesn't occur.
I recommend setting up Dual Boot for anyone experiencing any Lion problems!

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dukebick

Lion bites user - had to be euthanized. Unfortunately Lion broke just about all my most important applications. First issue was loss of my NAS (Buffalo), where I store a lot of my stock photos & video. Could not get a connection at all. Next up (or down actually) was the e-sata hard drive where the time machine backups are stored. This was a simple fix - just reinstalled the driver and up it came. Lion's final chunk of my hide was Final Cut Studio and Motion. Motion wouldn't even load - crashed on launch no matter what fixes I tried. Final Cut just behaved badly (allergic?). I couldn't select single scenes in the timeline, couldn't preview a selected scene, and I don't know what else would have gone wrong - I was bleeding so badly at this point, I had to put the Lion down. Even that was difficult, but that's a tale (tail?) for another day. Back to Snow Leopard and hopefully no more bleeding or allergic reactions.

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pvonk

Intuit send registered users an email a few weeks ago, announcing that Quicken for Mac (all versions except Essentials) is not compatible with Lion and that they recommend either 1) using Essentials (a much weaker app), 2) using Mint (also a poorly reviewed service), or 3) use Quicken for Windows. Plus, talk about Quicken's abandonment of the mac has been circulating the web for a few months now.

So Quicken is history now. As for users of Quicken BillPay, I'm afraid there's no way to continue using that, short of running Quicken on a windows PC or partition.

Good luck all

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adevita

Anyone who uses Quicken 2007 (not Essentials) on your Mac - DO NOT INSTALL LION UNTIL YOU GO ON INTUIT'S SITE AND SEE THE INSTRUCTIONS TO CONVERT YOUR DATA...AND EVEN THEN BE CAREFUL

I installed Lion on Friday night and on Saturday morning I noticed an "X" over my Quicken Icon. Uh oh, not compatible. But wait, it gets worse!!

When i went on intuit and started poking around, it turns out that once you have upgraded to Lion, you cannot even access the dataset. Thank god i had an older MacBook that was not running Lion and I moved the dataset to that laptop - and then, when i brought it over to the Lion machine it opened up but my balance was completely out of whack.

I won't bore you with the rest of the story, but be careful out there!!

Intuit should have known about this and advised in advanced.

BTW - someone tell those Windoze guys to go look at PC Magazine and play some games. The reason this stuff doesn't bother them is that EVERY release that comes from Microsoft has bugs - so they are used to it.

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Keith E Whisman

MaximumPC Rocks.. YOU GUYS AND YOUR MACS ARE WUSSES! YOU HEAR ME? You ARE ALL BIG FAT WUSSIES!

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SirUno

Strange, considering that they share the same publisher. Besides, isn't a Mac a "Personal Computer" also? Just wondering.

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Keith E Whisman

What? Problems on a Mac? No Way!!!!!!!!!!! I thought the Mac was pure and didn't have trouble. Oh well I off to play on my super stable Windows 7 machine that doesn't crash or have any problems I can think about since Beta.

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jazzyguy

Yeah while you're there remind yourself to never come back here.

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Buffyboy

"The System Preferences > General tab has an option for getting rid of the feature entirely (simply uncheck “Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps”), but there’s a better way to handle it on an app-by-app basis"

When you go to close an App in Lion just hold down the Alt key and Quit will turn in to Quit and discard windows

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Brianirick25

Hello, I cannot print multiple images on one page anymore in PREVIEW

With Snow leopard it was easy to open all files needed to print in preview and select "copies per page" and print, For some reason it does not work in LION. Some help would be greatly appreciated as I print proofs many times a day. Thanks

Brian

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Vanessaski

When you pull up the print dialogue, if you look next to the PDF dropdown, there is a button that says "Show Details", click on it and it will show you a menu similar to the old print dialogue from Snow Leopard. Just select Layout from the dropdown and tell it how many pages per sheet you want and print away. Hope this helps!

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brina0214

I had the Time Machine problem (as I have a Seagate Freeagent Go attached to my Airport Extreme) at the beginning, but to fix it all I had to do was go into Time Machine Preferences and select the disk again, and it started working!! The first one again took awhile, but now it's backing up hourly as it was before the Lion install.

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