Mavericks DP 3 is out! First impressions.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by pedrofan, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. pedrofan, Jul 8, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2013

    pedrofan macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    1.08 GB Installation.


    1. Safari seems to be A LOT FASTER. It was so slow in DP2 in my 15" rMBP.
    2. "Show info" works again in finder.
    3. I'm still having wifi drops when connecting apple wireless keyboard.
    4. When you switch the volume down to the silent using f11 key, you can put volume up again using f12 (in dp2 i got hooked in silent till you switched volume up in the status bar slider, but feels buggy.
    5. Some apps that didn't work in dp2 just works now (tune4mac, clear day.)
    6. No iBooks

    Just post your impressions and i'll collect them.
  2. falconeight, Jul 8, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 9, 2013

    falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    I have notice a few of my apps work now. I can use tune4mac and clear day.
  3. Unhyper macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010
    So the rMBP wifi drop problem has not been fixed?
  4. Lolito macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2013
    is bar tender working now? what about extrafinder or total finder?
  5. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    Am I the only one not being able to activate the iCloud Keychain feature? It worked with DP1, but with both DP2 and now DP3 when I activate the feature under iCloud it asks for my password but after typing it a grey window slides down showing nothing and I have to force close the iCloud window.
  6. ScottishDuck macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2010
    Argyll, Scotland
  7. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Was having that issue until I had my iPad running iOS 7
  8. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Underlying technologies aside, and not specifically pertaining to DP3, Mavericks is turning out to be an extremely underwhelming release. The new features such as tags, and improvements to the finder were already available via 3rd party apps. Other new apps such as Maps and iBooks are great, but aren't exactly groundbreaking, or even essential features.

    I notice the OS X innovation curve gradually tapering; the minor enhancements are great, the major features aren't exactly major or even necessary. This has consistently been the case since Snow Leopard.
  9. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Have you checked with the developers of those applications to see if they've said anything about 10.9 compatibility?

    Did you read the release notes, It had some specific directions on how to re-enable iCloud Keychain.

    You've only mentioned the visible features. What about all the stuff changed in the OS that doesn't have a UI?
  10. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    There are some great features that make mac os very nice. I like being able to respond to messages in the pop up. To conserve power it turns off flash ads.
  11. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    DP3 -


    - Mouse wheel scrolling in Icon view when arranged by anything. (wasn't working before, only trackpad finger scrolling worked)
    - Menu bar items now add to the left of existing items rather than right.
    - (I think) New ‘Recent tags’ option in Finder preferences > Sidebar
    - Quickly going back and forth in system prefs no longer locks the app (still gives error and won't display page)


    - Still can't free ram using purge in terminal
    - Still can make mini finder windows by dragging out a tab
    - Quicklook isn't playing gifs anymore :(
    - Quicklook seems to be having some problems in general
    - Indexing seems to lump everything into the 'Other' category
  12. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    He said wireless keyboard, that means Bluetooth. In many cases it is a physical and/or network problem, not a software problem.


    I doubt that the purge tool works together with the compressed memory feature in Mavericks. In any case, purge under Mavericks should empty the file cache, and no other caches.
  13. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    You have to activate it on one of your iOS devices running iOS 7 beta 3 first then it works.
  14. MacReloaded macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    Safari still slowing way down after some use.
  15. DiscardedPacket macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2013
    Initial Thoughts:

    1. Safari still bugged when opening a new tab before a page has finished loading. Going back to the initial page will reveal it as "dark". Refreshing does not help, need to close tab and re-open and reload page.

    2. Screensaver still not initiating when using keychain option to "lock screen".

    3. Lock screen still not initiating when opening macbook from sleep.

    4. Timer that shows when connected to a VPN fixed (it now shows).

    5. Not being able to span windows across main screen and attached monitor (or two monitors) is very annoying. Especially when working with large spreadsheets.
  16. Lukeit macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    Shanghai, China
    Finder annoyance

    Another thing I hoped they'd fix in DP3 was the "name column" issue in finder...
    I don't know if it's just me, but when you open a finder's window and files in the folder are quite long, finder keep the width of the name column quite short and if you want to see the whole name you have to manually resize.

    Worst part is that if you go back to another folder with the back arrow in finder's window and then you go back to the folder you were before (the one with the files with long names) the name column is AGAIN returned to default width so you have again to resize to show the entire file name.

    This is ANNOYING and was intellingently implemented into xtrafinder which had among its many smart functions, also the "automatically adjust width of Name column"

    Why Apple is lately so careless in these little details that really make the difference? ... An screws good apps like Xtrafinder that filled its shortcomings?
  17. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    Bartender has worked for me in all three Developer Previews so far...
  18. dyrer macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2010
    In my case DP3 re-indexed all my files.

    Am running MBP early 2011
  19. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
    mine too, same computer
  20. throAU, Jul 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013

    throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Dude, have you actually run it? I've run OS X since 10.5 and it feels like the biggest freshen up since then apart from maybe snow leopard in terms of performance.

    Improvements to full screen alone are worth it.
  21. awehmuth macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2013
    What about the UI LAG in Retina Displays?
    I have the same machine and in ML i have experienced an UI Lag.
  22. awehmuth macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2013
    Does anyone have any opinion about using the Retina, with respect to UI Lag?
  23. pedrofan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Mavericks improves frame rates on retina displays as it is GPU accelerated now.
  24. awehmuth macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2013
    Since DP1, 2 or 3?
  25. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    What UI lag?

    Just kidding.

    Mavericks is very smooth on Retina.

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