OS X 10.11.4 Beta 4 Bug fixes and Changes

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  1. vista980622, Feb 22, 2016
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    vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Please report bugs to bugreport.apple.com or through the built-in feedback assistant. (a developer account is not required to do either of this).

    This is a Wiki post, so feel free to add anything you've discovered :)

    OS X 10.11.4 Beta 4
    Build: 15E49a



    New Bugs
    • None discovered
    New Features
    • A "Lock tool" is added to the menu bar, allowing quickly locking & unlocking Notes
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.14.31 AM.png
    • Locked notes are better explained with a new popup
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.32.09 AM.png
    • Updated prompt for entering password
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.31.59 AM.png
    • iBooks 1.5 has an updated Library format
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.25.11 AM.png
    • iBooks 1.5 now displays books in series together
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.25.30 AM.png
    • Safari is now updated to build 9.1 (11601.5.17.1).
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.30.28 AM.png
    • Safari now supports emulating iOS 9.3 user agents
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.30.08 AM.png

    Bug fixes
    • Quickly switching between "Window" and "Help" in system menu no longer produces a teared highlight effect
    • Strings about encrypted notes are now correctly translated into international languages
    Remaining Bugs
    • Scrolling in Activity Monitor is not up to par with scrolling in other parts of OS X
    • Dragging 3rd party applications that has custom 2x-height menu bar will result in flickering
    • Dragging 3rd party applications that has custom 2x-height menu bar to a second monitor will cause the application to crash
    • Notes can be sent from iOS device to Mac through AirDrop, but not vice versa
    Performance
    • Improved responsiveness in drawing dropdown menus
    Work-in-progress
    • A new Server app is in the works, with the current release (5.0.15) refusing to launch.
    Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.17.10 AM.png
     
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  3. fisherking macrumors 601

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    that's a list of what the poster is aware of (or not aware of, in this case). personally, am waiting for the public beta (today, perhaps?) to see what might be new/fixed/etc.
     
  4. imspace2 macrumors member

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    So will this one kill my DIY Fusion drive?? That being said why has every other PB update killed it?
     
  5. hojx macrumors 6502

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    Can we limit these sort of threads to 10.x.y releases rather than having threads for every beta?

    I mean, OS X is not like iOS where there's going to be significant differences between betas.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    there ARE sometimes significant differences between betas. but really, if the subject doesn't interest you, why not just skip the thread?
     
  7. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    The current version of OS X server is not compatible with beta 4.... (it will not launch) It says check with the app store for the current version, and the version there is the same one that is not compatible with beta 4.
     
  8. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    Only issue I've found with PB4 is that the App Store still says I need to restart to install it... AFTER I've already installed it.
     
  9. hojx macrumors 6502

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    Hey, chill.
    I'm just suggesting there aren't that many differences and the list is short enough to be combined into one thread.
    I never said I'm not interested in this subject (I'm using the betas); just would rather the thread be combined (and even sticky-ed!) since they are so short.
     
  10. fisherking macrumors 601

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    ok, got ya. and i'll chill...starting...now... :D
     
  11. vista980622 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OS X is just a larger system with more surface to explore.
    Compared to iOS, one often have to look deeper to find changes & improvements in each beta.
     
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  13. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    There's something different about the way either iOS 9.3 b4 or OS X 10.11.4b4 identifies the other devices for AirDrop. When I AirDrop a file between my iPhone and my Mac, I used to see the user's photo and their name... now I see the generic "person" icon and the device (rMBP or iPhone 6S). Not sure which has changed/caused this... maybe both.

    It does not affect the functionality of the AirDrop service, but it is an cosmetic annoyance, and it changed with the beta 4 release of one or both OSes.

    (also posted this in the iOS 9.3 beta 4 bugs, fixes and changes thread)
     
  14. rew f fwd macrumors newbie

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    since the last beta no longer work my bose companion 5 speakers
    someone has a similar problem?
     
  15. fisherking macrumors 601

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    that shouldn't happen. try rebooting. try unplugging/replugging the speakers. are they plugged into the audio jack?
     
  16. rew f fwd macrumors newbie

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    everything already done several times. but does not help. before the beta update yet everything worked.
    via USB. there are companion 5
     
  17. fisherking macrumors 601

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    usb? then, did you check the sound panel in system preferences? make sure your speakers show there, and are selected...
     
  18. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    So how is beta 4 running for everyone? I haven't had a chance to install it until today. Contemplating throwing it on my MBP or waiting for the official release. Still on 10.11.2.
     
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    Beta 5 was released yesterday, and it's solid from my POV. I have been running 10.11.4 on my MBA (test machine) since beta 1... seriously considering upgrading my rMBP (daily driver).
     
  20. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Didn't know beta 5 was released. I'll prob download it today. Many thanks
     
  21. fisherking macrumors 601

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    beta 5 good here (of course, only one day in). only weirdness is (and i've been getting this since the first 10.11.4 beta)...i get odd entries in Calendar, that i can't edit or delete (without closing/re-opening the app). all else...so far, so good...
     
  22. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Haven't seen that.

    On beta 4, i was getting a ton of "draft" emails showing up in my Mail drafts folder. It was not unusual to see 5-10 created with the same time stamp... all of them with no "to" addressee and with no content in either subject line of email body.

    Haven't seen it (yet) in beta 5.
     
  23. fisherking macrumors 601

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    that same 'email draft' issue happened to me several times, but not recently. will see if it crops up in PB5. the Calendar thing continues to happen...
     
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    The worst part about 10.11.4 so far is that I use it at home—but then I go to work and have to use 10.11.3. I really didn't think 10.11.4 did anything for me, but it actually has squashed several annoying little bugs and offered a little pick-me-up to the system.
     
  25. Sailormannn macrumors member

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    Any chance beta 4 has fixed the "disk eject" error message problem. Seems to be a problem after a Mac goes to sleep. I'm still getting one of these errors daily.
     
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