I don't usually switch to a new OS right away – and now I know why. Lots of teething problems with Mountain Lion. (Kinda had to upgrade early this time - new MBA for my daughter who is on a mission to fight Hunger in Africa and wanted to be able to assist her setting-up her MBA…)
OK there is much to love about Mountain Lion, including dictation which is how I am writing this post.
The big problem I'm having right now is that my finder windows change upon start up. My main finder window when I open my hard drive has 30 icons. I have this set for the snap-to grid-mode and I have a picture as the background for this finder window.
You can see that this is quite colorful, easy to recognize and has some personalized icons that go back to Mac OS 6.0.4.
But when I restart my Mac (fortunately only a couple times a week) the picture is gone and the icons are all on a white background in alphabetical order. For some 20 years I've used a main window, a main finder window as an easy and friendly way to recognize and organize things. Now every time I start up I have to spend five minutes rearranging the icons and resetting this. I heard there was a similar bug in lion 10.7.1 or 10.7.2.
(And yes I built that 6 foot tall, 4 inch diameter rocket and launched it to 800 meters altitude, safely recovered, in 2009).
Is anyone having this problem? If not could you try to load an image and set for snap to grid and restart your Mac to see if this problem is an OS problem or conflict with another program? I use CopyPaste Pro, DragThing, TextExpander, aLaunch, StockMenulet, Free Memory, MenuCalendarClock and a host of other shareware / App Store programs -- but I have used all these programs for the last 2 to 5 years and never, repeat never had this window missing artwork and re-organization problem.
This dictation via Mountain Lion is great! (But see my other post – the missing cursor problem is another one that is bugging me…)
Thanks very much.
MacOnly since 1989
Thursday 2 August 2012