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    Unhappy Front Row removed with Lion update
    I bought Leopard then Snow Leopard and now Lion
    and now someone within Apple decided to remove "Front Row"
    WHY?
    this is ridiculous they should put it back it has been paid for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBvV View Post
    this is ridiculous they should put it back it has been paid for.
    It was removed because barely anyone used it.

    Also, you paid for it in Leopard and Snow Leopard, it was not part of Lion and you chose to buy that, hence you didn't pay for it in Lion.

    If you can't live without Front Row, you can always go back to Snow Leopard.
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    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    There is supposedly a patch/hack to run Front Row under Lion. I have not tried it yet. Details here.
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    Works for me, although it does not work with the latest iTunes. That's OK by me though, I mostly use it to browse through my movies folder.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I see that your previous post beat mine by a bit. I really must type faster. lol
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    I see that your previous post beat mine by a bit. I really must type faster. lol
    You and me both. The problem is the faster I type, the more mistakes I make. No winners.

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    Thanks cwa107, that was incredibly helpful. I missed Front Row too.

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    yep me too, great to have it back
    Seem to have spent quite a few hours this week reclaiming back the pre-lion stuff, after waiting for a month in eager anticipation for the Lion release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Eric View Post
    yep me too, great to have it back
    Seem to have spent quite a few hours this week reclaiming back the pre-lion stuff, after waiting for a month in eager anticipation for the Lion release.
    I'm glad to have it too. I like being able to hook my MacBook up to a TV and sit back with the remote without having to fuss with getting a media player to go full screen. I realize that not a lot of people were using it - but I'd venture to say not a lot of people use many of the somewhat-hidden features in OS X. That doesn't mean you strip it out. Maybe don't install it with a clean install, but at least leave it there if it already exists.

    In a lot of ways, Apple has been ticking me off lately. Not enough to get rid of my Mac, mind you, but enough to question their wisdom here and there.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Unless that feature was incompatible with the new OS or 64-bit iTunes. Then it doesn't make sense to leave it if you EOL'ed it. You'd just create more support questions.
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    Perhaps Front Row was removed to make room for something better in the near future. Until then......Plex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macbookjimbo View Post
    Perhaps Front Row was removed to make room for something better in the near future. Until then......Plex.
    I tried Plex - I really wasn't looking for a persistent media server, which it seemed to be. And even though I disabled those components (or so I thought), it was always starting at boot (not a good thing if you're trying to extend the battery run-time on a laptop). Plex seems to be somewhat of a work-in-progress - perhaps they'll get it sorted out someday.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I have downloaded both Plex and Boxee though I have not played with either much yet. Most of my time has been spent cataloging existing stuff and trying to capture quite a bit of home video before the tapes go bad. I always got the feeling Front Row could have been more than it was. Front Row even in its abandoned state is fine till I have time to make a serious effort at finding something better.
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    Thanks to cw107 I now have Front Row back up and running. The first thing my wife asked when I installed Lion on the new iMac was "Where is that program that shows our photos and plays music?"

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