Apple Seeds Fifth OS X El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers [Update: Pulled]

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    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and a month after providing the first OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes.

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    Today's beta has a build number of 15A262c. It is not clear what is included in the fifth public beta as Apple has not released a new seventh OS X El Capitan developer beta, breaking its pattern of seeding betas to developers ahead of public testers. Past betas have featured no outward-facing changes, so it's likely this beta also focuses on internal performance improvements and bug fixes to get the operating system ready for its public launch.

    Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program and already have the public beta installed can update through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.


    OS X El Capitan is expected to be released to the public in the fall after the beta testing process is complete.

    What's new in public beta 5:

    Safari welcome screen - When opening Safari for the first time after installing the new public beta, users are seeing a new Safari welcome screen that highlights features in Safari like pinned sites, sharing links, and Smart Search for finding favorite websites.

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    About This Mac - The About This Mac screen has been updated with a new OS X El Capitan logo that is in color. Previously, the logo was gray.

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    Shake to locate mouse - In the System Preferences, there's a new Accessibility setting that lets the "Shake mouse pointer to locate" feature be disabled. This feature makes the mouse pointer bigger so it's easier to locate on the screen.

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    Update: It appears Apple may have pulled the beta update as many MacRumors readers are no longer able to download it.


    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth OS X El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers [Update: Pulled]
     
  2. michelg1970, Aug 18, 2015
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    2.45 GB and downloading...

    Hopefully it fixes Safari so I can reach my NAS again...

    Edit: download finished after 6 minutes. Will reboot now :)

    Edit: installed within 10 minutes. Build is 15A262c. I can now access my NAS admin console again using Safari.
     
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    Interesting. A PB before a DP. That's a first.

    Once someone has it installed, can we get the build number?
     
  4. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I've lost track of dev betas. Which one are we up to now?
     
  5. Dephibio macrumors regular

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    Devs have a beta 6 (15A244d).
     
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    5.
     
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    Currently we are on Dev #6, I was hoping 7 would come out today.
     
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    The 6th is the current.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    PB is now 5, DP is 6.
     
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    Does the PB and DP have the same build number?
     
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    Please let us know if it stops all those log in warnings that your apps are launching for the first time.
     
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  14. Mlrollin91, Aug 18, 2015
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    PB 4 and DP 6 did. PB 5 will be different, because we don't don't a DP 7.

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    My bad, didn't realize PB4 and DP6 were slightly different. XXXX243d vs. XXXX244d
     
  15. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Can't wait for the actual release of El Capitan. From what I've read on commenters here, it's really fast and really stable.
     
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    Thats new... I hope they release DP7 today also....:):D
     
  17. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    Weird. DP6 did not show up in App Store, yet I'm on the latest build.
     

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    Mail craps out on the initial index 100% of the time after using the migration tool; we'll see if this fixes it. Otherwise I'll wipe out the index and go from there.
     
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    not showing just says no updates available
     
  21. DarkCole macrumors regular

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    Same same
     
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    (15A243d) 10.11 Public Beta 4
    (15A244d) 10.11 Developer Preview 6
    and today
    (15Axxxx) 10.11 Public Beta 5?
     
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    It is but with some graphical glitches here and there.
    See screenshot, a Finder window of a mounted disk image, the top is black on my DP beta 6
     

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  24. EKH macrumors newbie

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    Downloading. Will you which build it is.
     

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    Not yet showing up in the updates section for me.
     

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