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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 beta to public beta testers, just a day after releasing the first OS X 10.11.6 beta to developers and one week after releasing OS X 10.11.5, the fifth update to the OS X 10.11 operating system.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who are enrolled in Apple's beta testing program. Those wishing to join the program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.

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Like many of the previous updates to the OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system, OS X 10.11.6 appears to be minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. No obvious outward-facing changes or bug fixes were discovered in the first developer beta.

Article Link: Apple Releases First OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers
 

bladerunner2000

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Does it fix the green button bug? Not sure why application windows are automatically going into full screen when I've got a 24" and 30" monitor.
 

PMT Studio

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I have been an avid mac user since 2006 i still use my G4 running tiger as a in house media server for movie watching and also my G5 PPC twin 1.8 still using it for my photo editing and finally my quad core with xeon chipset i run in the recording studio ,i installed yosemite upgrading from snow leopard ,only to deinstall it 4 hrs later from frustrations stemming from the amateurish icons on the dock to the lack of nimbleness few months later i tried El Capitan and same story there i also uninstalled it shortly after to revert to Mavericks it seems that the os mavericks is the most stable on my quad mac pro so until the code writers figure it out i'll let them do the beta testing ( i also installed these 2 op systems to try them out on 2 types of drives to test them out; 1 high speed regular hard drive server grade and 1 solid state drive in case you wondered ).

As for the flash drive removal thing i read in other's comments in this thread ;CleanMyDrive from macpaw.com is what i found for a solution.
 
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kadvn

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Does it fix the green button bug? Not sure why application windows are automatically going into full screen when I've got a 24" and 30" monitor.
Funny, I've had the same problem with Opera a few times. Sometimes when using an external display the app would go full screen automatically, but I chalked it up to Hulu affecting it weirdly (as I've had Hulu open like each time it's happened)
 

C DM

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Exactly my thoughts! So not all issues aren't ironed out in .5 release? Wonder what issues will be next, filling my timelines on social????

Cheers
Clearly there are pretty much always bugs that could be addressed.
 

Admiral

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OS X 10.11.5 still has flaky USB removable storage, requiring reboot to mount media again once it's been mounted and ejected already. Broken since 10.11.3. Apple could fix that.
 

mixel

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OS X 10.11.5 still has flaky USB removable storage, requiring reboot to mount media again once it's been mounted and ejected already. Broken since 10.11.3. Apple could fix that.
Ahhhh! I thought that was just my Mac being a jerk. Thanks. :D
 

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i found the public beta releases are always handicapped when it comes to usb devices which is why i quit testing them. i don't think they are working on that code just that they do not package these beta releases with all the latest usb drivers.
 

Admiral

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i found the public beta releases are always handicapped when it comes to usb devices which is why i quit testing them. i don't think they are working on that code just that they do not package these beta releases with all the latest usb drivers.

The OS X 10.11.5 release did not fix the issue either. It's broken, and somehow Apple hasn't gotten around to fixing it yet.
 

Madd the Sane

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OS X 10.11.5 still has flaky USB removable storage, requiring reboot to mount media again once it's been mounted and ejected already. Broken since 10.11.3. Apple could fix that.

I thought it was my MacBook/AV Adaptor messing stuff up.
Haven't encountered it on my 2011 mini. Maybe it's related to USB3 drives/chipsets?
 

Admiral

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I don't know the reason. All I know is removable media worked great in Mac OS X 10.11.2, then I went and updated to 10.11.3 and it's been broken ever since. None of the beta releases nor the public releases 10.11.4 or 10.11.5 have fixed this issue. Hope springs eternal, though.
 

Markoth

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OS X 10.11.5 still has flaky USB removable storage, requiring reboot to mount media again once it's been mounted and ejected already. Broken since 10.11.3. Apple could fix that.
I have found that reloading the USB kexts works around the issue.
 

wilsonlaidlaw

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PB1 10.11.6 Safari crashing every time for me as keeps trying to reload home page and failing. Have had to switch over to Firefox, which of course, does not find Keychain passwords - bummer. Sent in bug report to Apple.
[doublepost=1464209737][/doublepost]Further to post above, now installed Safari Technology Preview and that seems to be working fine.
 

dwfaust

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better not brick my macbook pro!

Just clone your HD via SuperDuper or CCC before you attempt to install it so you have a fall back position.

However, if you are unsure how to recover from a bad install, it's best not to even attempt to run it.
 

Whizz Kid

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PB1 10.11.6 Safari crashing every time for me as keeps trying to reload home page and failing. Have had to switch over to Firefox, which of course, does not find Keychain passwords - bummer. Sent in bug report to Apple.
[doublepost=1464209737][/doublepost]Further to post above, now installed Safari Technology Preview and that seems to be working fine.

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