OS X El Capitan Bugs!

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star-affinity

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I've got to the point where I've almost had it completely with OS X. I use computers A LOT. My machines are powered up at 9 am in the morning, I work through till 3pm, and then start again at 6 pm and work to midnight (regular 12 hour days). This is happening 6 days a week, and I'm usually gaming on my day off. Almost every day there is some kind of glitch with OS X, and it is beginning to get tedious. This is the sort of behaviour I used to get from Windows, and was one of the major reasons I switched to the Mac in the first place!

By contrast, Windows has become a lot more reliable, and with Windows 10 has even got to the point where it is easier to use than Mac OS X! The situation is becoming ridiculous; what the heck happened to intuitive design, high build quality and reliability? Apple really need to get their sh*t together!
Here's someone who don't seem to agree with you on the reliability of Windows 10: #211

I also use computers a lot (work as a ”PC/Mac Support” guy at a big office with many users of both Windows and OS X) and I don't agree that OS X is that unreliable as you say. Of course things aren't perfect, but hardly as bad as some here think.

Also curios about what it is you think makes Windows 10 easier to use than OS X? I like Windows 10 overall too, but still curios…
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Use Firefox...

EDIT: Safari has gotten better, but I prefer FireFox. The early days of Safari kind of burned me out with the drama using it...
Can't stand the truncated Windows style pop-up menus of Firefox. :)
Look at how it behaves when changing language on https://www.wikipedia.org (there in the text input filed) compared to Safari/Chrome/Opera.
 

GIZBUG

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Oct 28, 2006
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Has the WIFI bug been fixed? Before, when an iMac went to sleep, then woke up, you would still be connected to WIFI, but nothing would load. You would have to turn off/on wifi to get anything to work.
 

Orka

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Dec 24, 2012
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Moscow, Russia
I installed El Capitan on my MacBook Air mid 2012 with 4 gb ram and is it me or El Capitan has high battery consumption, also in sleep mode too? My battery lasted for only 4.3 hours, it used to be more in Mavericks.

As for sleep mode, I closed lid when it had 7% left, tried to use it in few hours and it couldn't even turn on.
I love how El Capitan looks, I especially like how Safari looks, I don't want to go back to mavericks.
 

Orka

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Dec 24, 2012
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Moscow, Russia
Do you use Chrome, or a permanently in SD card?
No, no Chrome, i didn't even install it yet. No SD card too..

Well, now my percentage is same as it was yesterday when i closed lid, so may be it doesn't always consume that much power in sleep mode. I will check more.
 

jeckersly316

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Oct 24, 2015
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I'm pretty sure 10.11.6 just killed my 2010 MBP.

My computer was working just fine. I updated to 10.11.6 just an hour ago. Now my computer won't turn on unless I press the power button five times in a row.

Then it boots me to a screen where I have to select the language. After that, it's a screen about having to change my password, which makes no sense. After doing that, the computer resets and doesn't turn on again.

At a total loss here.
 

fabioandremartins2

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Sep 25, 2015
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Hello everyone,

I bought a 2015 13" rMBP with 256 SSD and 8GB of RAM a couple of days ago and I'm pretty happy with it. However, I have noticed that even though this MacBook is pretty snappy overall, Safari has been underperforming on me lately.

There are times when it takes a couple of seconds before opening a new tab or registering my click on the url bar. Also, the Favorites tab in Safari is really sluggish when I scroll through all my bookmarks. What gives? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.15.

The same does not happen with Chrome but I would very much prefer keep using Safari if possible.

Thanks!
 

JuanGuapo

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May 21, 2009
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I found if you share a link to a book from your iBooks library, it causes high CPU usage in the Mail app until the Mail app is quit.
  1. Open iBooks, go to the iBooks library.
  2. Right-click on a book, go to Share, then click Mail.
  3. Send an e-mail with the link to the book.
Open Activity Monitor, sort by CPU usage (high > low), and notice the CPU usage is over 100% until the Mail.app is quit.

It's quite easy to replicate so I thought you should know about it, if you don't already.

Also, I'm running OS X 10.11.5 on a mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro (DG).
 

ncrypt

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May 16, 2012
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Hello everyone,

I bought a 2015 13" rMBP with 256 SSD and 8GB of RAM a couple of days ago and I'm pretty happy with it. However, I have noticed that even though this MacBook is pretty snappy overall, Safari has been underperforming on me lately.

There are times when it takes a couple of seconds before opening a new tab or registering my click on the url bar. Also, the Favorites tab in Safari is really sluggish when I scroll through all my bookmarks. What gives? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.15.

The same does not happen with Chrome but I would very much prefer keep using Safari if possible.

Thanks!
Do you have Adobe Flash installed? After removing this my entire system and Safari in particular felt more responsive.
 

aoaaron

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Sep 4, 2010
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Care to be more specific about your Safari bugs...?
The safari bugs detailed throughout this thread and numerous and others.

My system will literally just freeze after a few days when utilising safari for a long period of time.
 

hoser2112

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Jun 6, 2016
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I'm pretty sure 10.11.6 just killed my 2010 MBP.

My computer was working just fine. I updated to 10.11.6 just an hour ago. Now my computer won't turn on unless I press the power button five times in a row.

Then it boots me to a screen where I have to select the language. After that, it's a screen about having to change my password, which makes no sense. After doing that, the computer resets and doesn't turn on again.

At a total loss here.
Are you using FileVault? If so, remove it (if you get the password issue screen on boot, select the last option, and remove FileVault). I had the same issue - once I removed it, everything worked fine. I re-enabled it, issue returned... but it took more effort to remove, as the drive hadn't actually encrypted yet (eventually was able to log on).

The computer does turn on... it just takes minutes to actually boot.
 

jeckersly316

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Oct 24, 2015
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Are you using FileVault? If so, remove it (if you get the password issue screen on boot, select the last option, and remove FileVault). I had the same issue - once I removed it, everything worked fine. I re-enabled it, issue returned... but it took more effort to remove, as the drive hadn't actually encrypted yet (eventually was able to log on).

The computer does turn on... it just takes minutes to actually boot.
Thanks so much. It's working now.
 

ledzep1

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Jan 24, 2016
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The safari bugs detailed throughout this thread and numerous and others.

My system will literally just freeze after a few days when utilising safari for a long period of time.
Yep same here, been using Safari today for about an hour, I clicked a simple drop down menu on trip advisor website and beachball cursor showed up and screwed my iMac up totally, could not force quit any of the commands so had to power off at the back.

This is a rare thing but its happened about 3 times since Ive had 10.11.5.

It should not be happening at all Its not like Im doing any intensive tasks!!, very freaking annoying.
 

optio

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Jun 28, 2016
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10.11.5 - no shutdown possible on my MacPro5.1:
this is no hardware-related problem as I do not have that problem with other versions of OS X on the same machine.
On shutdown command the machine always restarts and does not power down. It does not matter which way I initiate the powerdown event (Menu, Terminal-command, Hotkeys, Powerbutton) - the result is always the same: not switching off but rebooting. I have already tried PRAM-reset and SMC-reset without success.
 
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