I totally feel your pain Alvin. I have been DREADING the change, and since I am a MobileMe user I didn't have a choice, I HAD to switch. That is complete BS!!!!
Sure enough, I made the change 36 hours ago and have had seen so many weird changes in Lion.
I feel like they have even stopped supporting Leopard altogether. Had syncing issues for the last 2 months.
Several power pc apps are no good any more on Lion.
Excel was opening all of my timesheet files which were in date format "2/3/12" as read only files. I have 3 years worth on my hard drive. This took me 2 hours to figure out what was going on simply to log my hours worked that day. It seems Lion treats "/" in a filename differently than leopard. I had to change them all to "_" to open as a normal file. (Office 2011)
Luckily I have this app called "Name Changer" which renames as many files as you can imagine in a blink of an eye. Really is the best app ever, thank god it still works in Lion.
I hate hate hate the new calendar interface. Why do I have to click on calendars to see all of my calendars that are active every time. I loved the sidebar showng all of the calendars, and now that's not an option. I have a ton of calendars and am constantly looking at different ones because it's full. I'm switching to BusyCal. It has the old Leopard iCal interface and is way better for Google calendars. No annoying delegate duplicate calendars for google cal users. So much better!
Mail I'm still testing out, I don't know if I like the new interface or not, but at least I can switch back if I want. Mail does not search for past mail near as good as it used to.
Alvin, are you sure you don't need your name at the top? LOL This feature seems to make it easy to log on and off (doesn't really apply to my personal laptop)
For some reason it changed permissions on the office computer. The home folder administrator was set to read only. Why oh why would the administrator EVER want read only permissions? This happened during the install of Lion. It was asking for a password every time I would make a change to a folder anywhere inside my home folder. This took me about 2-3 hours to figure out because I was doing it remotely through logmein.
Safari defaults to open ALL of your last tabs that were open from your last session when you do a control + "Q" to quit safari. This is not even an option in preferences. You have to put a command in terminal or change the keyboard shortcut. If you're going to change things like that at least make it a preference option!!!!
This is how you change that in terminal.... (you can switch back by changing "YES" to "NO")
Open Terminal App and copy the following line in and hit enter.
defaults write com.apple.Safari ApplePersistenceIgnoreState YES
The work around for this feature is to hit "command + option + and Q"... Sorry that is backwards!!!! People that want all those tabs open should have to hit option when they quit. Annoying just as Alvin said!!!
Another way I just read about is to change the safari keyboard shortcut for quit to simple "command + Q" instead of "command + option + Q". (Again, why the sudden change in basic syntax???
AND WHAT HAPPENED TO SPACES?!?!?!?!?!
I am still trying to figure out this mission control thing, but spaces was such a time saver, and now it looks like it's gone. I just installed something similar to spaces on my co-workers PC and she loves it. I better be able to use multiple desktops again. Wasn't that a new feature in Leopard? Give us something good then rip it from our hands? GRRRRRRRR
Okay I'm done venting I think. I'll check back on you guys later. Thanks for listening to me rant!