Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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    Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the seventh beta and more than two months after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

    macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after you've installed the initial beta using the appropriate profile from the Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded through opening up System Preferences and choosing the "Software Update" icon.


    Apple's macOS Mojave update introduces a systemwide Dark Mode, with Mojave users able to choose between a light theme or the new dark theme, which changes the color of the dock, menu bar, apps, and other elements. Dark Mode is accompanied by Dynamic Desktops, aka wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day. Additional wallpapers were introduced in the fourth and fifth betas.

    Stacks, a new desktop organization system, keeps all of your desktop files neat and organized, while Finder has been enhanced with a Gallery View, a Sidebar, a revamped Quick Look option and Quick Actions, so you can do more in the Finder window than ever before.

    Screenshots can now be edited using Markup tools and a new management options that also allow for easy screen recording, while Continuity camera, a new feature, allows you to import photos and document scans directly from an iPhone or iPad to the Mac.

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    The Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos apps have been ported from iOS to macOS as part of a multiyear project Apple is working on to make it easier to bring iOS apps to Macs, and Apple has introduced several new privacy protections to keep your data safer than ever.

    Apple is also making it harder for websites to track you with a range of new Safari tools, and it's also easier to make and store secure, hard-to-guess passwords for each and every website.

    Apple has added an entirely revamped Mac App Store to macOS Mojave that makes it easier to discover apps with a featured section and specific categories for games, creative apps, productivity apps, apps for developers, and more.

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    macOS Mojave was initially supposed to include a Group FaceTime feature that includes support for chatting with up to 32 people at one time, but it was removed in macOS Mojave beta 7 and the feature won't be available until later in the year.

    macOS Mojave is available to developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and other issues ahead of an upcoming fall public release.

    Update: Apple has also made a new beta of macOS Mojave available to its public beta testers.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
     
  2. ghostface147 macrumors 68020

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    I still read about issues with Teamviewer and Citrix Receiver, which is what our company relies on. Unfortunately, we don't use the latest version of Teamviewer, so who knows if they'll correct version 12.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    That's why there are developer betas: so that app developers can use and implement the new features, and, of course, test and fix their apps. ;)
     
  4. lec0rsaire macrumors 6502a

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    So what’s the verdict been so far? Better than Sierra/High Sierra or worse? I’m excited for the extra 1st party apps and the dynamic wallpaper as well as dark mode more than anything else.

    Does anyone know if emulators like OpenEmu and MAME are still working in the Mojave beta? I am a retro gaming fanatic and if they’re broken because of OpenGL then I’ll have to stay away until they hopefully port everything to Metal but that will take a lot of time or maybe never happen since it’s a lot of work just to support the Mac when the majority of people out there are running Windows. May have to set up a Bootcamp partition after all.
     
  5. nortonandreev macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I have had much troubles with Sierra and High Sierra, so cannot say if it's better performance wise, but it's not worse for sure. I really enjoy the new features, such as the dark mode. Also, it they have tweaked the GUI a bit, so even the light mode looks more modern (for example Safari, Finder and etc.). It is stable enough even since the first betas, so I would say it's my favourite macOS version and I'm really happy with it.
    I cannot say anything about the emulators and, when it comes to Bootcamp, from my experience it's not a good idea to use it while the macOS is in beta, especially if you want to install the latest build of Windows.
     
  6. zmon macrumors regular

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    I've had no trouble with it so far. Clearly had some bugs in the earlier builds, but they've all seem to have been fixed so far. I've had no trouble using Bootcamp though regardless of the beta version. I haven't checked OpenEmu/MAME yet, but VBA-M works fine which it uses OpenGL. OpenGL is simply depreciated now, and Apple has told developers to start moving to Metal, but it still works fine. Most likely OpenGL will be gone in 10.15/10.16 though.
     
  7. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    OpenEmu doesn't work right now because it uses a private api that changed a bit, not because of OpenGL.
     
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    When is Apple going to fix “Right Size All Columns Individually” feature in Finder in Column View? It is completely broken - works only for one column and than all are of the same size when browsing files (much larger than file names are).

    Common Apple, how many more years do we have to wait for this very basic feature to actually work?
     
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    Waiting patiently for the Public Beta! Mojave so far running fine on a separate partition.
     
  10. BradMacPro macrumors newbie

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    I don't think you get it. They use version 12 of TeamViewer while the current version is 13 and change. That company will either update to support Mojave version 13 or introduce a version 14. The problem is they charge to upgrade to version 13 from 12. Probably the reason this company still uses version 12.
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    Have you tried option-double clicking on the resize control at the bottom of the column separator?
     
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    Sure. The columns do not adjust to the longest filename while browsing in Finder regardless. This feature has been pretty much broken since at least Mavericks (my first MacBook Pro). I am really puzzled how this massive usability flaw has slipped through for so many years.
     
  12. Greymacuser macrumors regular

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    This still isn't an upgrade to the os. Dark mode is a big so what.
    The desktop organization already existed in one form or another in veery other os previous to this one.
    Bringing iOS apps to the desktop sounds like more bloatware shoved into your hard drive (apple news, stocks).
    I think I'll skip this for show only OS.
     
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    Mojave Public Beta 7 Download size 3.53 GB .
     
  15. xnsys macrumors newbie

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    Anybody else having black screen after reboot issues with this beta? Have even done a restore from scratch and updated to this beta and the same.

    Works first boot after upgrading, but reboot the machine and all you get is a black screen after logon - not sure if it’s apfs or encryption, previous beta is fine
     
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    Is the update showing for you? Trying Command R but nothing.
     
  18. Guy Clark Suspended

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    Currently installing it. Showed up in software update in system preferences.
     
  19. iamtheonlyone4ever macrumors 6502

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    is that the build # version for DB or PB
     
  20. GadgetBen macrumors 6502a

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    Ah cheers for the tip! Showing now
     
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    Both.
     
  22. steveaburns macrumors member

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    First reboot after upgrade was fine for me. DB8, MBP 15" 2016, APFS (NOT encrypted).
     
  23. Guy Clark Suspended

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    Dark Mode does have its uses and it does seem to look good on macOS and can be disabled however Dark Mode is also available on the latest builds of Windows 10 and it is equally impressive. Regarding the iOS apps News is very useful for quick reference to the latest headlines. That being said it is not as polished as the News application on Windows 10.
     
  24. iAlexandre macrumors newbie

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    As far as I'm concerned, Mojave is great when it starts. My iMac 2012 had a hard time starting and would never complete the boot cycle (the progress bar would just be so slow). I reinstalled 3 times and even reformatted the computer.

    I reverted back to High Sierra and I don't have any problem anymore.

    Hope they will fix the issue :)
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    I don't have a black screen but my computer would refuse to complete the boot cycle.
     

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