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Lorre reviewed on 01 Mar 2011
In 2007 I bought an iMac, installed Flash on it, and always wondered why people loathed Flash on the Mac so much.

8 months later I bought a MacBook, and then I realized why. 2 minutes of YouTube and the sole fan on my poor little MacBook spun at max speed. Browsing flash-enabled websites reduced battery life to 90 minutes on a full site. Next time I watched half an hour of YouTube on the iMac, I decided to feel the top vent. I almost burnt my hand.

Luckily, not much later ClickToFlash was released, which allowed me to only view Flash content when I absolutely needed it to.

At the same time, I noticed Flash performance on my MacBook gradually improved over the years. It looked like Adobe were finally starting to get their stuff together. I needed at least 15-20 minutes of Flash enabled browsing to get the fan spinning.

But now, with version 10.2, it's back to square one. Within 60 seconds of watching a YouPo.. err Tube movie, the fans start spinning like crazy, and Activity Monitor reports 80% processor usage. This is while watching stupid 360p movies...

I don't own an iPad, and don't plan on buying one soon, but I seriously hope they become so successful that web designers have no choice but to abandon Flash completely. I dream of a bright future full of HTML5, CSS3, rainbows and puppies.

Until that day, ClickToFlash will have to continue helping me keep my lap cool and Safari crash-free.

Lorre commented on 06 Feb 2011
Just installed 2.20 and the menubar isn't translated into Dutch anymore. The rest of the user interface is translated fine though :)
Other than that, everything works great as usual.
[Version 2.20]

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Lorre replied on 07 Feb 2011
@Robby: done :-)
Lorre had trouble on 25 Aug 2009
Transmission is and always will remain the only Mac torrent client I'll ever use, but this version 1.74 gives me a very sluggish GUI. Scrolling through the torrent list is very choppy, as is clicking the "pill" to hide the toolbar buttons...

Didn't have any issues like this with 1.73, but still, since my torrents are fast as ever I'm not reverting.
[Version 1.74]

Lorre had trouble on 15 Feb 2009
After updating to the latest version, my external NTFS-drive no longer mount using the NTFS-3G driver, but with the standard NTFS driver!
I used the ublio build... any help would be appreciated! NTFS-3G is still available from the formatting options for drives in Disk Utility...
[Version 2009.2.1u1]

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Lorre commented on 15 Feb 2009
Reverting to the previous version didn't help :s
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