Mac OS Lion breaks Flash’s internal settings prompts (and some other stuff)
If you haven’t installed Mac OSX Lion yet I would probably wait. So far I’m finding it:
- Breaks encoded audio over hdmi (Can’t listen to movies with AC3 Audio through HDMI when using as a HTPC via VLC)
- Gets stuck in a mode where it won’t let me copy and paste files in Finder until I restart Finder (file is pasted then immediately disappears)
- and now I find out its even made the Flash Settings menu unclickable effectively breaking every site utilizing flash’s camera permission dialogue among other things (https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=2918693)
Luckily its been fixed in an update that just came out, Flash Player 10.3.183.5. Its interesting to note that Flash Player now has its own icon in the OS System Preferences.
Other things I’m not a fan of:
- Minimizes the use of scrollbars to the point where you can’t tell if you have scrollable content unless you try to scroll
- Greyscales all Finder’s color icons in the left side toolbox so you can’t tell them apart without looking at them closely
- Puts your hard drives last in the order stuff on the left hand so its often not even on the screen (apparently you can’t even change this)
- never closes files automatically in Quicktime, so as you open videos and command-q the app they just pile up forever.
For the quicktime weirdness, you can type this in Terminal to permanently disable the “resume” feature:
defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false