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Apr 12, 2001

macOS Monterey 12.1, which is set to be released to the public in the near future, addresses several significant bugs that Mac users have been complaining about for weeks.


According to Apple's release notes, it fixes a bug that could cause the trackpad to become unresponsive to taps or clicks. We reported on the Tap to Click bug earlier this month after receiving dozens of complaints from MacRumors readers who were seeing Tap to Click fail on a regular basis.

On 2021 MacBook Pro models, there has been an ongoing YouTube problem that can result in HDR content from YouTube causing the machines to panic and crash, an issue that is addressed in macOS Monterey 12.1.

14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro users have also been dealing with an issue that could cause charging to stop when the lid of the machine is closed, which Apple has fixed in the update.

There are several other notable bug fixes in macOS Monterey 12.1 as well. It addresses an issue that could cause the Desktop and Screen Saver to appear blank after selecting photos from the Photos library, and it fixes an issue that could cause external displays to not charge some MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers when connected to Thunderbolt or USB-C. There's also a fix for an issue that could cause menu bar extras to be obscured by the camera housing on 2021 MacBook Pro models.

macOS Monterey 12.1 is available to developers and public beta testers at this time and we're expecting to see an official release next week ahead of the Christmas holidays.

Article Link: macOS Monterey 12.1 Fixes Major Tap to Click, YouTube HDR, and Charging Bugs
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Jul 31, 2011
I am unfamiliar. Does macOS handle HDR content correctly, only enabling HDR when HDR content is played full screen, or does it leave the washed-out colors on all the time unless you completely disable it?


macrumors member
Nov 9, 2016
Liverpool, NY
I’m wondering if this will fixed my issue I’m having with my 16” mbp connecting thunderbolt to display port it just flickering to black then back


macrumors 6502a
Nov 19, 2018
Makes more sense to me to just wait for a more mature version to update rather than updating immediately and then making a huge deal about inevitable day 1 bugs in the first release that are bound to quickly be fixed. Yes Apple could and should do better but macOS is one of the largest and most complex pieces of software ever created and was developed when everyone was working from home due to a global pandemic.


macrumors 68000
Sep 29, 2014
Monterey killed Safari for me on my m1 iMac. Hopefully this updates fixes it. Pages fail to load or take really long time to load. When this happens it's slows down my internet on all applications and then suddenly it bursts to life and for a minute will work again. When it finally works and I do a speed test I get 1.3 Gbps download so it's not my connection. It only affects my iMac


macrumors 6502
Feb 2, 2005
Has the messages bug been fixed?

My messages app has a broken connection to contacts, for example contacts names are not shown in the messages app consistently. People who are in my address book (contacts) show up as just a number. This changed with Big Sur and has never been fixed. I used to think the best software came out of Apple and it seems they just don't care if it doesn't break functionality. So many bugs persist. The iTunes library cover art issue, the contacts issue, the sleep issue where it will just sleep while downloading something have never been fixed and they keep adding new ones like the wallpaper bug. I submit feedback and feedback but nothing ever resolves.


macrumors G4
Nov 9, 2015
Silicon Valley, CA
On 2021 MacBook Pro models, there has been an ongoing YouTube problem that can result in HDR content from YouTube causing the machines to panic and crash, an issue that is addressed in macOS Monterey 12.1
Never saw this issue that some encountered, but Google still hasn't enabled HDR, you have to use dev menu- user agent to Microsoft Edge, or Chroma - Windows to run HDR YouTube, rather then the current SDR limitation on a 16" M1 Max MBP. Running RC on two M1 Macs.
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