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#36326 - 10/07/15 05:30 PM El Capitan Questions
Douglas Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Seattle, WA
Currently using 10.9.5 and have been fretting about upgrading to El Capitan and worried if Quicken 2007 would work and then remembered I had an empty partition on my external HD so decided to install El Cap there.

Installation went fine and copied Quicken 2007 over and it seemed to work just fine. I only us the check register and none of the online or investment stuff. Pleased with that.

I used Safari a bit and it seems that, in Safari & Finder too, the menu bar font size was a bit small for my tired old eyes. Is there a way to increase the font size?

Also I'm thinking about getting El Cap set up the way I want, moving all my apps etc, and then wiping my Mini internal HD and cloning El Cap over from my external HD. Can I move my Mavericks mail over to El Cap? If so, how would I do that? I guess my reason for doing it this way instead of installing El Cap over Mavericks is to make it a clean install since I used Migration Assistant to move everything from my old Mini running Snow Leopard to my new Mini running Mavericks. Any thoughts doing it this way? Is a clean install any better than installing over Mavericks?

Thanks,

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#36328 - 10/07/15 05:47 PM Re: El Capitan Questions [Re: Douglas]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09

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#36329 - 10/07/15 09:09 PM Re: El Capitan Questions [Re: MG2009]
Douglas Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Seattle, WA
Thanks MG, maybe a clean install isn't worth the effort but will absorb the article and then decide.

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#36335 - 10/08/15 06:25 AM Re: El Capitan Questions [Re: Douglas]
joemikeb Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
No matter what you decide be sure all your apps are current and if necessary updated or upgraded to El Capitan certified versions and do a ruthless housecleaning of old unused apps, preference files, launch daemons, launch agents, plugins, etc. That is a good idea even if you choose not to upgrade to El Capitan.
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