macOS Catalina Developer Beta 4 (list of changes)

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  1. nadgryziony macrumors newbie

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  2. bitfactory macrumors 6502

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    #2
    The notifications that slide on on the right side have a more rounded iOS look.

    After just 15 minutes of use it's clear this build is MUCH improved over the last one, which was a hot mess.
     
  3. ajayjp macrumors member

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    Yet to update but battery drain has been the main issue for me and I hope that sees an improvement.
     
  4. matt_and_187_like_this macrumors member

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  5. chrisdazzo macrumors 6502a

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    Ready for daily use (obviously this is a beta and I back up to TM hourly, with all caveats fully in mind), you think?
     
  6. bitfactory macrumors 6502

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    Too early to tell yet, but it is immediately noticeable how much work has been done between this build and the last one. I have it loaded on separate partition to work on SwiftUI stuff and I had to bail back to Mojave during the last build (and I don't mind living on the edge).
     
  7. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    So far everything seems to be exactly the same as in beta 3. Still very slow boot up and shutting down.

    PS: MBP 2017 nTB
     
  8. nortonandreev macrumors 6502a

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    "Allow Apple Watch to unlock you Mac" has disappeared for me.
     
  9. peter34, Jul 16, 2019
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    hack for sidecar on unsupported Macs is not working in beta 4
     
  10. goodbye_harmony macrumors newbie

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    It feels maybe smoother, but Music is still hanging for me at updating library and still not loading mail plugins so Spamsieve is still borked.

    As far as I'm concerned, still hot mess.
     
  11. matt_and_187_like_this macrumors member

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    Sidecar isn't showing up anymore for me on supported devices.
     
  12. Wowmail macrumors member

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    On my 2015 MacBook Pro (In my opinion the last great MBP) Catalina installed quick, boots fast, shuts down fast, and did not break my triple boot of OSX/MAC/Linux. I did replace the 256 gb SSD with a blazing fast 1 TB fro OWC.

    On My 2018 Mac mini, with the upgrade I5 and 32 GB of RAM (I Installed) It boots glacially slow. It never remembers my Desktop Wallpaper.
     
  13. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 65816

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    I got an error after downloading the update and it's not showing up anymore. Maybe it was pulled? I'm on a 2012 MBP (pre-retina).

    EDIT: after a restart it showed up again, will try to re-download it tonight.
     
  14. ruslan120 macrumors 6502

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    Enabling eGPUs on Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs still works.

     
  15. kjm18 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    Photo library loads to 100% after update to the today’s beta and this comes up, also can’t update apps as it constantly asks for password
     
  16. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 8.50.36 PM.png
    I don't think Finder is supposed to look like this.

    Also, Photos library is blank and doesn't appear to fetch photos from iCloud. Possibly for the same reason kjm18 is having issues.
     
  17. kjm18 macrumors 6502a

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    Repaired my library so it’s working now
     
  18. ErikGrim macrumors 601

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    iCloud Drive remains off for another beta. *sigh*
     
  19. bogdanw macrumors regular

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    That looks good!
     
  21. chrisdazzo macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking through some of the release notes in the dev portal last night, might wait until Playlists are back in Music and the Photos import/backup issues are resolved. With ~2 months left to release, it'll be more stable soon enough, I'm sure.
     
  22. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502a

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    This build is not improved at all over the previous, in any meaningful way.
     
  23. crayonelis macrumors newbie

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    For you.
     
  24. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 65816

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    Night Shift is finally fixed! It wasn't working on beta 1, 2, or 3. (for me).
     
  25. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Instead if a generic negative statement, could you please list:

    1. one or two things that were not working properly or how you expected.
    2. what steps you took on your own to mitigate that issues
    3. did you notify Apple via the Feedback assistant, about the issues you as having?
     

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