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Adobe cites additional Snow Leopard problems

updated 10:25 am EDT, Thu September 3, 2009

Issues extend beyond Flash vulnerabilities

Adobe has spotted yet more compatibility problems created in transitioning its software to Snow Leopard, according to the company's principal product manager, John Nack. In particular, Photoshop is currently said to crash when switching to the Menlo font; the only solution at present is to avoid using the font entirely. The editing software may also crash when using the Open and Save commands, and dragging images to the program's Dock icon may not open them, as intended.

Nack notes that the last two problems are not unique to Photoshop or Adobe programs in general, and are being fixed in cooperation with Apple. Reports have surfaced however that Snow Leopard actually downgrades Flash to v10.0.23.1, leaving it exposed to several known vulnerabilities. Users must upgrade to the latest version of the software, v10.0.32.18, on their own.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Gazoobee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    of topic

    I'm going to do that awful thing where someone comments on a completely different topic because I can't see anywhere to say this.

    Please, please, please change back to the old website layout. I'm finding it hard to even come here because its so difficult to see what the heck is going on or what's a story and what's an advertisement. The "new look" is overly busy, overly contrast-y and makes everything look like an advertisement.

    The old site had some usability problems but it was a gentle site that was easy on the eyes. This site in comparison screams and shouts at you and is just impossible.

    I will keep *trying* to read it every morning as usual but it's so unpleasant to look at that I think I might have to delete it off my favourites before too long. It's just awful.

  1. JLL

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Installing CS4 also downgrades your Flash player unless you manually tell it not to install Flash. Perhaps a version check would've been a good idea.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    According to a source...

    ...Apple made late changes 'under the hood' & left developers little time to adjust, in this case requiring reducing competitive features vs the windows version upon launch due to a lack of time - welcome to the bleeding edge...

    Now if only Apple could get my 10.5 (clean install) working reliably...

  1. Rocha

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Switching to Menlo font works ok

    I tested switching to Menlo font on Photoshop CS4 under Snow Leopard and didn't crash. Ugly monospaced font to use on Photoshop anyway.

  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969


    as long as

    that doesn't seem like much of a bug... I mean, who would want to open or save I file!?!?

    Personally, I just create new documents, and throw them away after I print them...

    stop living in the past - the present is the only true moment of creation!!

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    and open and save both work fine for me.

    As far as sudden changes under the hood, Snow Leopard has been available for ages to developers. Adobe can't test all possible issues that will arise and I doubt they even plan to release an update until CS5 to force us all to upgrade. Name one company that has had to drop features as a result of Snow Leopard?

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Late changes under the hood

    The OS X developer team is no different than most developers in that regard. That is why there are several versions prior to the release version, after all.

    The only way to avoid ever having to make late changes under the hood is to have no fixed release date. You can then test your project indefinitely, or until everything works with everything, and it's feature complete.

    In the mean time, you have to put up with the incessant harping about vaporware, or endure untold requests for a release date. :P

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I'm sure someone will mention the temperature in the food preparation room.

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