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I have no problem disconnecting or turning airport off, but I did notice the other day, though I was connected, the airport bars would not stay lit all at once. One would come on and off, then the next. Hmmm.
 

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No problems here and i was flipping between WiFi and Ethernet several times yesterday troubleshooting printing issues (on 10.6.1)..

Each time i flipped the Airport off, it went off as it should and plugged in the Ethernet. When i was done with the Ethernet, i unplugged it and flipped on the Airport, which came up as it should.

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No WiFi, or umbrella bars issues.

But since the SL install, I've had a wee bit of trouble with Exposé. When I click on the exposed window I want to come to the front, a different window (same one each time) keeps coming back to the front of my screen.

- Small thing, but definitely existing only since SL. :(
 

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too much beachball on most apps

SL has made my system slower. Before - i would get to where I wanted to be quickly with no long waits - now I go from iTunes to Numbers and I get the ball spinning, or if in Numbers and I want to open another file - I get that damn ball again. Used to be much quicker with Leopard.
 

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It would be interesting for everyone to respond with the Machine they're using... FWIW.. I've had no issues with Snow Leopard at all.. completely great upgrade for me. 09 Mini, 10.6.1.
 

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Argh! detailed replied zapped by ehMac :mad: ... should remember to copy reply before posting it!

Here we go again:

After a couple of weeks of use I can report the following:

- generally much faster

- unexplained beachballs at least once a day in Safari, Mail and MS Office apps. Self-resolving after 10-30 seconds in most cases

- printing almost instantaneous once new printer drivers installed - some very odd behaviours with the old printer drivers - best is to download the software updates, then trash your printers then install new ones with the most recent drivers

- Only real difficulty was my fault: did not update DayLite 3.8 to 3.9 before installing SL and that created a big mess that could only be sorted by a local DL consultant who rebuilt my main office database to 3.9 while I was installing the new version of the app on all my office machines...

Anybody has any thoughts on them beachballs?
 

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On a 2006 mac mini core 2 duo (1.83 ghz), I now find the wifi connection to be somewhat intermittent; mostly after waking up from sleep. I can easily correct this by turning AirPort off and then on again, but I didn't have to do that with later versions of Leopard. I am using a wpa2-encrypted time machine for my wireless router.
 

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I had the same problems (wifi) in Leo itself... I found that specifying the channel (instead of auto) and constraining to b/g transmissions instead of b/g/n also helped
 

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The situation has got much worse is the last week or so: constant freezes on our two most recent machines (MBP 15/4Gigs and MBP 13/@Gigs). Culprits are:

- MS Word
- Safari
- Mail
- And now (occasionally) iTunes

I have had 3 Word crashes/total hangs in the last 3 days
Click2Flash has improved Safari but still freezing quite a bit (temporarily)

Any ideas? Should 10.6.2 solve this (from those who have received the seed)?
 

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The situation has got much worse is the last week or so: constant freezes on our two most recent machines (MBP 15/4Gigs and MBP 13/@Gigs). Culprits are:

- MS Word
- Safari
- Mail
- And now (occasionally) iTunes

I have had 3 Word crashes/total hangs in the last 3 days
Click2Flash has improved Safari but still freezing quite a bit (temporarily)

Any ideas? Should 10.6.2 solve this (from those who have received the seed)?
When you moved to SnoLeo did you do a straight upgrade or did you do a clean install?
 

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Upgrade, from a machine that was about 2 weeks old...
 

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Upgrade, from a machine that was about 2 weeks old...
If you were one of my clients with the described symptoms I'd be telling you right now to do a clean install as a base step to troubleshooting. Potentially, this is all you would have to do.

I tend to mention 'clean install' on the boards every time there is a system upgrade (ie. 10.4 -> 10.5, etc.) the same as I tend to suggest using combo updaters (ie. 10.5.2 ->10.5.3, etc.).

I get some grief for this policy along the lines of "Macs are supposed to be easy to use so you should just be able to just upgrade". Should... schmould... That is as may be and is open to debate, but the fact remains that this policy of mine in many years of experience and many clients results in fewer glitches and irritations.

One may still experience some issues, but at least the integrity of the OS has been eliminated as a potential source.

I watch with some frustration as folk who "upgrade" spend time and energy troubleshooting stuff that just never seems to show up if they had just done clean/combo in the first place. I guess it depends on where you want to put your effort or how little one values one's time, but I will personally stick to the axiom of doing right in the first place. My own clean install of SnoLeo has experienced none of the "Snow Leopard bugs" that so much time has been spent on (arguably, wasted on) on this and on other boards. The same goes for all my clients who use the clean/combo method.

Just sayin'..... ;)
 
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