After a long day of anticipation, I woke up this morning with Lion installed and up, waiting for me to login (which of course I did while giggling like a little girl). What a glorious feeling a true OS upgrade is (no offense Snow Leopard). New look, new feel, new apps, it’s all so magical!
I did encounter a few hiccups and a few surprises, nothing of huge significance, but I found them to be interesting:
1. You’re scrolling it wrong!
Turns our my Microsoft mouse (the Arc2, which I absolutely love), and built-in trackpad now scroll the opposite direction! I kept looking for a “Switch Axis” setting, but found none, :). However, if I disable the “Scroll Direction: natural” under System Preferences->Trackpad, everything works fine! Suppose I can just pretend I’m flying a flight simulator…
UPDATE: This is a feature!
2. TextEdit updated!
Sure it’s a simple thing, but it’s been so long since the ol’ girl has seen any revamping. Way to go Apple, glad you didn’t forget about the little guys.
3. Visor no worky!
The only software I’ve come across that doesn’t work and doesn’t have an update is Visor, the little menu bar app that creates a drop down terminal window with the click of a hot key. I use it constantly, but it’s a no go at this point. However, taking Terminal full screen, and being able to swipe to the side to access is a little cooler, and almost as functional.
4. Devices come in last on the Finder sidebar
Not loving the fact that Devices is now the last section on the left sidebar. I love the Finder look, but wish I could move that back to the top.