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Thank you for the update about using SMART Notebook 10.8 for Mac with Mac OS Lion 10.7. I am glad to hear it went well, overall. However at this time the new operating system from Apple is still not officially supported as mentioned previously in this thread:
Technical Support Specialist
Unfortunately there is no ETA on when we'll officially support MAC OSX Lion at this time. We'll keep you posted once we have some sort of a timeline.
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I should have checked here first- Been running Notebook 10.8 Mac OS Lion on a Macbook Pro. First week or two playing around, creating Notebook Files fine. Now totally unstable. Crashing like crazy. Uninstalled- Reinstalled trashed prefs. app support files... No Luck. I would stay away from 10.8 on Lion until this update discussed is released.
Now got to un-install and download 10.7xxx
Have you had any luck w/ Lion and Notebook 10.8 with the orienting? Most of Notebook works pretty well, but I have to reorient at least twice a day.
I haven't yet myself, but I have two quick questions.
Have you tried a 9pt orientation? (That is supposed to save to the SC9 controller and not on the PC / Mac. Might be better).
And what model of SMART interactive Whiteboard are you using?
We store the touch points inside a plist file long-term and in the systems RAM temporarily. Neither should be impacted by Lion. I just looked at the list of known-lion issues with SMART Product Drivers, and we don't have any orient issues specific to Lion that we have logged yet. Did this problem only pop up with Lion? I wouldn't rule out a problem with the controller, permissions to the plist file (its only staying in RAM) or other hardware problem. But it is possible we just didn't find the orientation problem in our testing yet or a developer found the problem but didn't add it to the bug list.
Also, another unofficial quick side note for everyone. Some of the problems seem to be fixed by Apple in their Service Packs as well. So, *if* you have go to Lion, make sure to keep on your updates. My data shows we had 3 SMART Notebook bugs fixed in the last Service Pack (more specifically, they fixed some things with their API which fixed SMART Notebook).
I have the orientation set to the max pts. I have an 880 board.
If you want the Restore windows just disabled for Notebook, here are the directions
1. Load up Terminal and enter this in:
defaults write com.smarttech.SMARTProductUpdate NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false
and hit return.
2. Enter this command in terminal too
defaults write com.smarttech.ResponseActivation NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false
and hit return.
Now just Notebook should be exempt from the Restore Windows feature of Lion.