Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, almost two weeks after seeding the first macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and two weeks after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

    The new macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple's Developer Center.

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    macOS Mojave 10.14.4 brings Apple News to Canada for the first time, allowing Canadian Mac users to access news stories in French, English, or both.

    The update also includes support for Safari AutoFill using Touch ID and automatic dark mode themes in Safari. That means if you have Dark Mode enabled, when you visit a website that has an option for a dark theme, it will be activated automatically. You can see a demo of the feature here.

    macOS Mojave 10.14.4 will likely be in beta testing for the next several weeks as Apple refines features and works out bugs. After that, it will see a release alongside iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers
     
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    The last beta has been causing weird issues with mail.app accounts (google accounts, hosted domains). Hope this fixes it.
     
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    From seed note:

    Known Issues
    • After updating to Safari 12.1 from Safari 10.1.2, web pages might not display. (47335741)

      Workaround: Run the following command in Terminal:

      defaults delete com.apple.Safari
     
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    Yea I tried that didn't help at all. Guess I gotta wait a while.
     
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    Bluetooth still wonky for anyone?

    My 2018 Mac Mini still gives me the "Disconnected" popup when using the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 or Keyboard.
     
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    hopefully it addressed the email bug where i kept having to log into for it to work on mail.
     
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    I accidentally went to Beta 1 and regretted it. Seems pretty buggy, hoping beta 2 helps some.
     
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    Did you report it?
     
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    I did, and it looks like Apple has fixed it.
     
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    Edit, solved, I am doing (did) a Time Machine backup.

    Do you happen to have the 10.14.4 beta 2 combo/delta link download, I messed up my install (My mistake, not Apples).
    Thanks
     
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    Well the direct links are not as useful as they used to be prior to mojave.

    I should not find the links and post them here because that would upset the moderators of this forum.

    Anyway the links are not useful anymore because the numbered folder in the updates folder are now locked down in mojave. So if you download them manually you can’t even move them into the correct location prior to installation thereby rendering the files useless. You can’t install them individually either.

    So there is not much point in finding the links and so I won’t bother.

    However if you want to reinstall the beta it would be better to reinstall the beta configuration utility as per the proper process from apple.
     
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    Thanks
    Or, not really sure if this is true, restart in Internet recovery and reinstall the OS, IIRC in install in place leaving all your files on the disk.
    I am doing a Time Machine backup, takes about 2 hours.

    The problem I ran into was created by myself, I had insufficient space, normally I would do a restart and delete the sleepimage, this time though I needed just a few 100's MB more, so I deleted the /var/Folders Folder, this never ever gave me any problems howsoever but this time it did.
    I also emptied the tmp folder, there was 1 file in it, something like darkmodesleepfile, this should not normally be a problem.
    What I think happend is this, I would not have ran into a problem if I deleted these folders before downloading the Update, I did afterwards, something inside the /var/folders was needed and after deletion made this Mac unbeatable.
    Verbose boot was on, it hang at a certain point for a long time, when I came back after half an hour there were repeated messages of a (numbered) process not starting up, each line added 1 to the process number.
    Normally I can easily get out of these sorts of problems, this time I messed up, well, still have a backup and still could do the Install in place as mentioned before.

    I downloaded OS Updates before on a different Mac (Same year, comparable macs) and copied them in the Updates Folder, it mostly works like a charm but I have seen failures too.
    (SIP is of off my Macs, think the risk is overstated to have this in place, although I understand why they added this.)
     

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