macOS 10.12 Sierra: All The Little Things!

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  1. Galaxas0, Jun 13, 2016
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    Galaxas0 macrumors regular

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    For macOS 10.12 "undocumented" features & changes:
    Undocumented items only!
    Preferable with images to support your 'tidbit'.
    Because this is a wiki post, you're encouraged to add any new features to the list!
    • New space management utility
    • Disk Utility can be resized and Raid creation is back
    • You now have an option to keep folder on top when sorting by name in Finder.
    • 'Window Tabs' includes at least the following apps:
      • Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Mail, Maps, TextEdit ...
    • '+' Add Tab in Safari with a long press (maybe force press too?) shows recently closed browser tabs.
    • Safari maintains website zoom level between visits
    • Redesigned Console
    • FaceTime & QuickTime always on top option
    • Siri lowers the computer fan speed when activated to reduce microphone interference (tested on rMBP) (it's been the same for Dictation for a long time)
    • Installation wizard asks if you want to delete program package after installation
    • Option to install apps from “Anywhere” has been hidden from System Preferences (can be shown again by executing this Terminal command: sudo spctl --master-disable)
    • Notes now uses the San Francisco font instead of Helvetica
    • If Mail is in full-screen, clicking a link will open Safari in split-screen mode instead of switching away to a different Space, if a Safari window is not already open.
    • Password bullets are bigger
    Old documents that will be backed up to iCloud:
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    Old documents that will be deleted:
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    NOTE: As always this is NOT a thread for bugs, questions or troubleshooting the betas. All posts must present a new feature or function, or new behaviour not mentioned in the keynote. Please screenshot where necessary. Comments on features are welcome, but stay on topic. This is also not a thread for whining about missing features, complaining, in-fighting or personal agendas. Keep this informative and to the topic at hand.

    Please use the macOS 10.12 Sierra: Post bugs and fixes here thread for discussing any problems with the new OS.
     
  2. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    I have the developer site open ready to get the dev version. Can't wait.
     
  3. Galaxas0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know, it just can't drop soon enough!
     
  4. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    If we are already enrolled in the public beta, do we need to sign up again?
     
  5. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone have a screenshot of that slide they show where all the new updates are listed together? They went so fast I barely got a chance to look at it...
     
  6. UKgaryb macrumors regular

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    New File System! Apple FS which supports snapshotting etc.
     
  7. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    I guess this counts as a little thing because it explains the origin of the new macOS wallpaper, but here's the original source based on Google Images:

    http://www.donsmithblog.com/2015/05/06/alabama-hills/lone-pine-peak/

    The wallpaper comes from a photo taken in 2015 of Lone Pine Peak in Alabama Hills, Sierra CA. Interesting to see how Apple modified it.
     
  8. Brad9893 macrumors 6502

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    That's not a little thing! That's a big thing!
     
  9. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Why is the App Store always so much slower than direct downloads? I started iOS download later.

    Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 21.48.11.png
    Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 21.48.58.png

    And the OTA download is almost finished too, less than a minute...

    Edit: Both iOS downloads are finished and App Store still says more than 4 hours left with just about 500 KB/s.
     
  10. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    FYI
    "A Developer Preview of Apple File System is included in OS X 10.12. The APFS on-disk volume format is pre-release and subject to change. Apple plans to document and publish the APFS volume format when Apple File System is released in 2017."
     
  11. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    So that basically means that they are pulling APFS in the release build of Sierra. They probably want to use this year's pre-release as well as next year's to iron out all the issues.
     
  12. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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    How does optimized storage work? How do iCloud-only files look like locally? Any selective sync/always keep local/always keep offline options? Very curious about it and would love to see screenshots of all the menus and options.
     
  13. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting...I had posted here asking if anyone had a screenshot of that slide they show listing all of the unmentioned changes and additions, since I thought I'd missed it, but I just went back and there was no slide like that. There was for iOS, I believe. Guess this either means there aren't any unlisted features or there are many that are still in flux at this point...we will see!
     
  14. colonel179 macrumors member

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    Thanks for this thread! I can't wait to see all the stuff that's new about MacOS Sierra. I usually take part in betas, but this time I will skip it. It's great that this thread let people outside of it to learn more about new features and tidbits.
     
  15. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Here you go:

    Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 13.50.32 1.jpg
     
  16. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, it looks like that, but instead of devices supported, it's like, a list of "all the little things" they didn't cover at the event. No worries, I just rewatched the macOS portion and they definitely didn't list it. That will make this thread all the more interesting as people find new things!
     
  17. mattburley7 macrumors 68020

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    screenshot of about this mac? showing 10.12 and macOS?
     
  18. Hanterdro macrumors member

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    Most important Question:

    Can I disable that my whole computer/desktop/homedir is synced in the Cloud? I just wan't one Cloud folder where I can put the files I want in the cloud explicit (status quo).

    I think this is a no brainer that Apple gives us that option, but some screenshots of that config options would be very nice :)
     
  19. Autistic Behaviour macrumors member

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    Does anybody know if you can "sudo softwareupdate --set-catalog" to get the preview?
     
  20. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Not sure if you can do this after posting, but you should make this a wiki post.
     
  21. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    What a coincidence. I, too was just looking for the "little features" slide in the Mac segment, rewatched it, and didn't see it. This thread will definitely be interesting.
     
  22. taimor macrumors newbie

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    I'm the only one that click "Download" on the "10.12 Developer Preview" and nothing happens ? too many people are downloading ?
     
  23. iDemiurge macrumors 6502

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    Could anyone check in library -> dictionaries if there are now Traditional Chinese dictionaries (chinese - english and chinese - chinese). Simplified Chinese were already there, but it seems they added traditional to iOS 10, so I wonder if it's in sierra too. Thanks loads.
     
  24. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    is mac os sierra really called 10.12 or did they go right too mac os mac os sierra 11? would be nic if some one can post the verion # of the OS and see if it 10.12 or 11
     
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