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Yosemite rubbish for anyone else?

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by ChrisD., 31 Oct 2014.

  1. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

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    I've had a fair few problems since my Mac upgraded to Yosemite:

    • iTunes crashing/not starting/not playing/reminds me of iTunes of old
    • Wifi dropping out on the Mac only
    • Can't wake up Apple TV via airplay anymore
    • Airplay playback stuttering
    • Synology Diskstation dropping off finder
    • Caffeine not running properly
    • Not waking up from sleep

    To name a few. For me, it's been a pretty rubbish upgrade, Maveriks has been better in most ways I use my Mac.

    Anyone else had similar? Would a fresh install cure any of this?
     
  2. shiver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

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    Location: London

    Apart from synology (have alternatives that work fine) I've not experienced any of those issues.

    Caffeine should get an update but a good alternative that is definitely Yosemite compatible is KeepingYouAwake. Same functionality.
     
  3. Skyboat

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    Location: Taunton

    Yeah Bluetooth pairing/connectivity/performance issues. Namely Apple's Wireless Keyboard not connecting and Magic Mouse randomly lagging.

    What is even more annoying is the level of inconsistency this happens at. It can be 100% one day but next day all manner of problems, then the day after it automatically fixed itself.
     
  4. Peg

    Wise Guy

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    I had quite a few minor niggles after upgrading to Yosemite so I eventually created a boot disk and did a fresh install on both my Macs. I now only have 1 problem and it seems quite a common one that connecting to wifi when waking up from sleep is hit and miss. Switching wifi on and off sorts it out but hopefully Apple have an update that makes it work properly.
     
  5. NickK

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

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    I found that the USB development I do for some astro camera drivers didn't work.. 10.9 they work.. 10.10 they don't..

    I think that the USB sub system has been prodded.. or at least the timing..
     
  6. Billies Bangers

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    Yosemite is fine, I've found that iOS8 has really messed up AirPlay from iPad though. Has to be Apples worst release in years.
     
  7. D.P.

    Caporegime

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    10.9 gave so many new issues, many still unresolved I dare not upgrade to 10.10.
     
  8. InfiniteNoise

    Wise Guy

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    Apart from Privoxy not working, haven't had any issues since upgrading to Yosemite.
     
  9. Terminal_Boy

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    Can't stand the new flat and very bland look of it. Alas, it's a work machine and I can't flip back to 10.9.
     
  10. InfiniteNoise

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    Took me a bit to get used to the new look, but it's not so bad with dark mode.
     
  11. Billies Bangers

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    What's 'dark mode'?
     
  12. InfiniteNoise

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    It turns the menu bar and the dock background black/darker.
     
  13. V F

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  14. ChrisD.

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    I've tried dark mode and it still looks bland.

    Tempted to go back to Mavericks.
     
  15. AbsenceJam

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    I haven't had any problems really. Caffeine (lasted updated in early 2010) hasn't worked properly for a long time, not since Mountain Lion made changes and introduced new commands.
     
  16. ChrisD.

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    Got a link?
     
  17. shiver

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  18. ChrisD.

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    Thanks. Wasn't prominent in my first search on google, found it shortly after. :)
     
  19. slinxy

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    my machine seems to be leaking memory... it just gets slower and slower until I reboot the thing.
     
  20. DannyDrama

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Nov 2013

    Posts: 917

    Mine keeps freezing and needs a reboot. I first installed over the beta, no clean install. Had this issue so I wiped and clean installed, problem still exists. MBP out of warranty (not by much) so what's my next step?