Ok, here is where I am:
Preview.app crashes. It looks like this is related to the number of files opened. If I open about 100 or so, I get a MALLOC error. So limiting it to 40 or so files and being careful about this strange new auto open every file preview has ever seen mode (whose idea was that?). Not too much on the forums, but a bummer since I use preview to quickly go through photos I’m editing. Have to find another tool to do this quickly.
The iMac seems to freeze after resuming from sleep. Just get a spinning ball. Here’s the gist. But if you have a laptop it looks like automatic graphics switching. For other people resetting the SMC seems to help. this is an iMac, so I’ll try the SMC thingy. This is pretty easy. Basically turn it off and unplug it for 15 seconds. Another use says it is related to the lastpass utility I have loaded in Safari and Chrome etc. because there is more security than in the past, so I’m turning that off as well.
One thing that folks mentioned was that it could be because of applications that are restarting or what is in the login script. I remembered I had installed Plex and there is the Drobo, so uninstalled both. This really seemed to help. I’m guessing it was Plex trying to do indexing etc.
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Sigh, this is sure like Windows!
Another thread is filling up with complaints about Lion freezing at the login screen (disabling the switching graphics feature in energy presets doesn’t help).