Director on Leopard

October 30th, 2007

Like 2 million other people, I installed OSX 10.5 (aka Leopard) on my iBook this past weekend. The installation went smoothly. I made sure I removed lots of 3rd party toys I keep on my computer (ShapeShifter, FinderPop, etc.), and I made a clone of my HD using SuperDuper!.

I love having Spaces built in now rather than using a 3rd party app. In Safari you can control-click on anything on a web page and choose Inspect Element which pulls open a nifty tool. Screen sharing via iChat is sweet. Lots of things I really can’t live without (hmm…geek?).

Minor issues with my upgrade were with the web sharing. It now runs on Apache 2, so I had to edit my httpd.conf file sitting inside the apache2 folder to get php running again. Some of the permissions on mysql data also got lost, so had to tweek those.

Now, on to Director. I started it up and it seems to run with no problem, and something even got fixed! For years on OSX the little arrows on the floating windows pointed diagonally downward. They didn’t care if the window was open or closed. But now…look at the picture below! The little arrows actually point in a reasonable direction. GUI improvements on a very old program with a two day old operating system. Amazing. I’m so excited watching the little arrows move. The simple things in life 🙂

Director arrows function on Leopard

Entry Filed under: Apple,Director 10,OSX Leopard

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robbie  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    I honestly have to say I never noticed those arrows. Had to double check on my Mac. Switching to Leopard when it arrives on my new iMac.

    Are the Xtras ok? Buddi especially?
    Is it any faster?

    Love the blog…

  • 2. olmo8  |  November 5th, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Hi, what do you think about the new Director?

  • 3. Andreas  |  November 6th, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Still waiting for the Shockwave plugin on OSX… How long will this take?

  • 4. Bruce  |  December 4th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    You should change your banner graphic to show the arrow pointing in right direction.

  • 5. ????  |  January 4th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I’m using Director for my work. Nice thing.

  • 6. VL-Tone  |  January 5th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I got Director MX 2004 working on an intel Mac mini running Leopard.

    Everything works perfectly, except for one thing, and it’s a biggie: keyboard shortcuts stopped working!

    The only way I found to make them work is by typing the shortcut while a menu from the menu bar is open, and obviously it’s not a suitable work-around.

  • 7. Tommy Ricketts  |  July 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I upgraded to Leopard (10.5.7) and my Director MX 2004 is not working. It installed O.K., but when I launch it it automatically quits…….HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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