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OS 10.5 - frontrow in leopard - downgrade?


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hey!

am i the only one to think that the new frontrow that comes with leopard is only worse than the one before?

+ everything is so small, i loved the way it was before. very ipod-like
+ if you don't have album art for a song, it just shows a box with a note instead of hiding it.
+ why does it flip around every few secs?
+ why can't i toggle between itunes and frontrow without losing the song i'm playing?
+ i can no longer choose a song under "music" and then start a picture slideshow using it as the background music.
+ ......

if i have the install disks for tiger, can i get the old version to run again? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You can try using Pacifist to install the old frontrow, but not sure if it will work with leopard.

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AFAIK, iLife '06 will be compatible with Leopard as while a lot of people will be upgrading to Leopard, that doesn't mean they are forced to purchase iLife '08 as well .... being 2 different purchases makes me think the compatiblity won't be an issue.
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AFAIK, iLife '06 will be compatible with Leopard as while a lot of people will be upgrading to Leopard, that doesn't mean they are forced to purchase iLife '08 as well .... being 2 different purchases makes me think the compatiblity won't be an issue.
Front Row isn't part of iLife.

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hey!

am i the only one to think that the new frontrow that comes with leopard is only worse than the one before?

+ everything is so small, i loved the way it was before. very ipod-like
+ if you don't have album art for a song, it just shows a box with a note instead of hiding it.
+ why does it flip around every few secs?
+ why can't i toggle between itunes and frontrow without losing the song i'm playing?
+ i can no longer choose a song under "music" and then start a picture slideshow using it as the background music.
How do you know all this, given that Leopard isn't released yet?

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How do you know all this, given that Leopard isn't released yet?
That's probably why I gave such a brain dead answer ... I'm a victim of *Leoparditis*
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I like the new look, and I have album art for all my music, so that's not a big deal. What I'm really hoping for is to be able to view pictures without having a slideshow made for every single one of them. As far as I can tell, I can't access my photos via Frontrow unless I have put them in a slideshow. Also, it would be nice to be able to access videoi.ts files via frontrow too, but I don't see that one happening.

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I think its far cleaner, and more advanced. A big thumbs up here.

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A lot of ADC members around here all of a sudden...

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Don't jump to conclusions here guys: We all know what Leopard's version of front row will look like, Apple's already told us:

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AppleTV like interface
Sit back and be amazed. Front Row works just like Apple TV.
(From http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html#frontrow)
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from what i have read though, front row in leopard is embedded in the OS as opposed to just an app as it is in tiger...
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hey!

am i the only one to think that the new frontrow that comes with leopard is only worse than the one before?
No you aren't the only one, I hate the new front row too. Before anybody gets upset and starts pointing fingers, I hate it because I hate the appletv interface.

I hope somebody figures out how to switch it back to the old one.
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from what i have read though, front row in leopard is embedded in the OS as opposed to just an app as it is in tiger...
I was told this as well. Sounds like this could help speed it up quite a bit. The sometimes slow performance of FrontRow was my only complaint with the current version.
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