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OS X 10.11 All The Little Things!

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Galaxas0

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Updated 6/13/15:

Note - Lets keep this focused on "The little things" and not features demoed at the keynote or listed on the El Capitan page http://www.apple.com/osx/elcapitan-preview/

Mac OS X El Capitan (Developer Preview 1, Build 15A179w):


  • Mission Control
    • Space previews are only show when mouse is moved to top of screen in Mission Control
    • Background is no longer blurred
  • Rootless is now in effect
    • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/disk-utill-rootless-png.559983/
    • You can no longer modify System files with sudo
    • To disable rootless security open terminal and enter
      • Code:
        sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0";osascript -e 'tell app "loginwindow" to «event aevtrrst»'
  • Spotlight
    • Resizable Window (Vertical Only)
    • Moveable Window (Not remembered on restart
  • Mail (9.0 (3054))
    • Swipe Gestures
    • Suggested Events
    • Suggested Contacts
    • Fullscreen Enhancements
  • Notes (4.0 (474.7))
    • Save Content from other Apps
    • Create Checklists
    • Attachments Browser
    • @icloud.com address no longer required for iCloud sync
    • Nested folders
    • Ability to create folders on iOS
  • Photos (1.1 (300.32.0))
    • Third-Party Extension Support
    • Ability to Add Locations
  • Finder
    • New Beachball animation
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/10-11-sbod-png.559733/https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/img_0454-jpg.559710/
    • Bigger Tag Circles
    • Copy Filepath (Open the Right-Click menu to a file and hold the Option-Key)
  • Safari (9.0 (11601.1.39.0.2))
    • Pinned Tabs
    • Mute Audio
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-8-39-39-pm-png.559729/
    • Airplay
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-8-37-44-pm-png.559727/
    • New Status Bar
    • New "Click to Exit Full Screen"
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/10-11-safari-fullscreen-png.560148/
    • When you swipe to the previous page in Safari, the previous page is now slightly dimmed.
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/10-11-swipe-between-pages-png.560617/
    • True full screen mode (View > Always Show Toolbar In Full Screen)
    • Option to bind CMD-1 through CMD-9 to tabs rather than favorites
  • Maps (2.0 (1883.14))
    • Transit View
  • International
    • For Chinese Users
      • New System Font
      • Enhanced Keyboard Input
      • Improved Trackpad handwriting
    • For Japanese Users
      • Live Conversion for Keyboard Input
      • New Fonts
  • Other Enhancements
    • Increased VRAM (on some systems to 1.5GB)
    • Native TRIM support for third-party solid-state drives
    • iCloud Drive transfer progress indicator
    • You can now choose what happens when you double click a title bar
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-10-at-1-51-40-am-png.559955/
    • Shorter animation times
    • New full-screen animation
    • PPTP VPN is broken (15A178w) (Includes Cisco AnyConnect)
    • Find my Friends Notification Center Widget
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-8-28-04-pm-png.559724/
        https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-8-27-50-pm-png.559723/
        https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-8-28-49-pm-png.559725/
    • New iTunes icon (Not present in 15A178w)
    • Airplay video in various apps
    • ePub files now show Book Cover Art instead of generic iBooks icon in Finder
    • New 'Silent clicking option for Force Touch TrackPads
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-12-at-1-00-48-pm-png.560834/
    • Menu bar auto-hide (like the Dock)
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-8-40-09-pm-png.559730/
    • Much more prominent file name labels in Stacks
    • San Francisco System Font
    • Toolbar gradient is slightly lighter and warmer than Yosemite
    • Toolbar buttons/fields now have slight gradient effect
    • New installation screen
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/img_1638-jpg.559583/
    • Disk Utility refresh
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/screen-shot-2015-06-08-at-23-19-57-png.559599/
    • New "Ambient Light Compensation" option in Displays preferences
    • New color picker
      • https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/skjermbilde-2015-06-09-kl-02-08-23-png.559630/
    • New file preview animation comes in with inertia
 
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Galaxas0

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Are you gonna update the thread whenever people post "little things" or make it a wiki?

It's been a while since I've done this (I think I did the 10.9* one), but I'm committed to updating it. How would I make a Wiki page for it?
 
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Twimfy

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Not noticed anything major yet but jesus on a velociraptor it's snappy as hell, all of the animations have gone turbo! (i5 MBP 2012).

EDIT:Actually, have just noticed this, my HD4000 memory access has increased beyond 1GB although it does still say Yosemite for some reason!!!
 
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keviig

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Not noticed anything major yet but jesus on a velociraptor it's snappy as hell, all of the animations have gone turbo! (i5 MBP 2012).

EDIT:Actually, have just noticed this, my HD4000 memory access has increased beyond 1GB although it does still say Yosemite for some reason!!!
This is exactly what i had hoped for! A more snappy OS! Not sure i can force myself to wait for the public beta in July or if i will pay out for a developer membership...
 

blackmondo

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Everything now feels buttery smooth on a stock retina iMac. Happy days! Transparency makes it slightly less so, but I don't like that on anyway.

They've also dramatically sped up the animation duration for the fullscreen mode transition, which is SOOOO much better.

And mDNSResponder remains too :)

Super happy to have a stability and performance focused release!
 

Twimfy

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This is exactly what i had hoped for! A more snappy OS! Not sure i can force myself to wait for the public beta in July or if i will pay out for a developer membership...

Well I promise you it's not a placebo effect.
 
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umzyi

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System animations are really smooth on macbook retina 15 inch considering it is the first dev beta.
 
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Not noticed anything major yet but jesus on a velociraptor it's snappy as hell, all of the animations have gone turbo! (i5 MBP 2012).

EDIT:Actually, have just noticed this, my HD4000 memory access has increased beyond 1GB although it does still say Yosemite for some reason!!!

Good to know. I have the same machine, but with an SSD and 16GB RAM. Do you have an SSD? I can't freaking wait for the public beta!
 
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Hanterdro

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Does Notes & Reminders sync over iCloud drive rather than CalDAV and IMAP now, like those rumours suggested?

I'd like to know this, too. iCloud would be a bad deal for me. I want to use CalDAV and IMAP. But I think apple is not so stupid and cancels CalDAV and IMAP support. Many companies need this protocols and it's a plus for OS X and iOS to support that with the default apps.
 
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