Since upgrading to Vista, around about the time it was released, I am proud to say that I am one of the few who has been very happy with the experience. I am a sucker for shiny things and like virtually all the features they have introduced – lets face it XP felt like an ancient OS when looking and using a Mac. Further everything that I can’t live without works fine in Vista or there is a Vista compatible version.
It seems after the compatibility issues people have had, the UAC control in vista appeared to be the cause the most frustration. For me its not been an issue, I am happy to have the extra security there and to have peace of mind. The one remaining piece in the jigsaw for me has been Last.fm’s Audioscrobbler, their client for use in their social music network. (This is not the place for an intro but if you have music running through your veins or an ipod plugged into your ear as you read this, you should sign up or at least take a look.) Unfortunately, the Last.fm client on Vista required admin rights when doing most most things which was quite frustrating.
Well I am pleased to say that after doing a lot of searching, the latest version (from 1.3.2) does actually fix this. If you haven’t updated, hit help and check for updates to download the latest version or download the package from here.
It is worth noting though that if you are still getting the UAC control popping up you may have set the app to run with admin rights which it no longer requires. Right click on the shortcut, click ‘properties’, the ‘compatibility’ tab and untick the “Run as Administrator” check box.