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Some Details on First Mac OS X 10.6.1 Seed (Build 10B503)

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World of Apple posts the seed notes from the first Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard update that has begun seeding to a limited audience. The 71.5 MB update details these changes:
The 10.6.1 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes for:

- compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
- an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
- some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
- an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
- instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
- an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
- Motion 4 becoming unresponsive
Snow Leopard was officially launched on August 28th. Apple typically continues non-stop development after the initial launch of a major operating system to quickly address remaining bugs and outstanding issues.

Article Link: Some Details on First Mac OS X 10.6.1 Seed (Build 10B503)
 

macduke

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This has been a really smooth upgrade for everyone I know. Only problems I've had is with some Logitech mouse drivers not assigning Expose to additional buttons, but I found a workaround.

Also...remember to update your Flash back to the more secure version.

Hopefully it also fixes issues with graphics for Mac Mini users.
 

BornAgainMac

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I noticed Spotlight doesn't bring up Apps unless I use it first by running it from the Applications folder the hard way first. Anyone else having this problem with Spotlight?
 

primalman

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I noticed Spotlight doesn't bring up Apps unless I use it first by running it from the Applications folder the hard way first. Anyone else having this problem with Spotlight?

I did notice that. For me it seemed to show the apps first, then if I dropped down the Spotlight menu again the search removed the apps. Took opening the show in Finder command. Now seems to work.

:confused:
 

kolax

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I guess Apple wouldn't admit to something like, "overall OS sluggishness" in the release notes.

But I hope they fix that.

Also, fix the responsiveness issue with the MacBook Pro's trackpad.
 

pknz

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This has been a really smooth upgrade for everyone I know. Only problems I've had is with some Logitech mouse drivers not assigning Expose to additional buttons, but I found a workaround.

Also...remember to update your Flash back to the more secure version.

Hopefully it also fixes issues with graphics for Mac Mini users.

What is your work around for the Logitech mouse?

Thanks
 

mfethers

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i'm having trouble connecting to a networked canon printer, so i hope this release fixes that issue. that's the only problem i've encountered, but unfortunately it's a huge issue. i may have to go back to 10.5 unless this gets resolved quickly.
 

fef714

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My HP printer works like a charm. I have no issues, although I will say I have spotted that issue in Spotlight too.
 

overanalyzer

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I haven't upgraded yet, and I figure I might as well try to resist temptation and wait for 10.6.1 to be released. I figure by then SL will be tweaked a little bit more and most third-party software issues will have updates with fixes. I can't believe how well-behaved I'm being. Usually I rush to install immediately. :)
 

benlee

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i'm having trouble connecting to a networked canon printer, so i hope this release fixes that issue. that's the only problem i've encountered, but unfortunately it's a huge issue. i may have to go back to 10.5 unless this gets resolved quickly.

Same problem. Not a huge deal for me b/c its a networked printer i have access to at school.
 

arn

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Update: The new build updates Adobe Flash to 10.0.32.18, addressing a concern reported earlier today.

more notes for 10.6.1

- Network Diagnostics now offers to remove manually-entered DNS values for DHCP configurations
- Software Update for printer drivers of Bonjour/USB printers
- HICocoaView double-redraw during live resize
- Bluetooth connection to nearby printers on startup
- libdispatch object use after deallocation
- Sending of messages with Mail where the SMTP server response has no text
- Upgraded email accounts and SMTP servers that require authentication on port 587 but not port 25
- Printer custom keywords added/edited by auto setup tool are now migrated after software update
- Generic drivers are now visible in printer driver list
- WWAN devices that use the AppleWWANSupport2 component
- Updated to Flash 10.0.32.18
 

john32son

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i'm having trouble connecting to a networked canon printer, so i hope this release fixes that issue. that's the only problem i've encountered, but unfortunately it's a huge issue. i may have to go back to 10.5 unless this gets resolved quickly.

We are in the same boat.
 

cult hero

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No mention of graphics driver improvements :(

I have a similar concern. The only issue I have is with the 9400M on my machine. The top half of the screen flickers black every now and again. It DOESN'T do it on my external monitor though.

I should turn on the 9600 (admittedly, I only use that when I boot into Windows for a couple games) and see if I get the same issue.

Anyone else experiencing anything like that? (Oct. 2008 Unibody MBP)
 

shady825

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Sierra Wireless 3G modems!!!
YES!!!!!!
This is the only problem I've had since Snow Leopard.
Just today when removing the USB modem it gave the MacBook a kernal panic.
Hoping this will fix the issue.
 

zacheryjensen

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I noticed Spotlight doesn't bring up Apps unless I use it first by running it from the Applications folder the hard way first. Anyone else having this problem with Spotlight?

Oh I have seen that in Leopard, it happens once in a while on my work laptop which cannot be upgraded to Snow Leopard. I doubt it's new, probably related to something that happens occasionally in Leopard but definitely happens in the Snow Leopard upgrade process maybe.
 

zacheryjensen

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I guess Apple wouldn't admit to something like, "overall OS sluggishness" in the release notes.

But I hope they fix that.

Also, fix the responsiveness issue with the MacBook Pro's trackpad.

I don't have any of these issues. Maybe you have something else wrong, some app eating resources or an outdated firmware or something.
 

atris

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Expose and Services

No mention of graphics driver improvements :(
That's a shame. I was really hoping something would be done about that. Ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard expose's animations have become choppy.

Has anyone else been having issues with services? My contextual menus offers far fewer services than my menu bar. Also the contextual menu doesn't show the pictures that are displayed in the menu bar either. It would really help to be able to quickly see which apps they're related too. Here's to hoping these things find their way into 10.6.2 :)
 

cocky jeremy

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What is your work around for the Logitech mouse?

Thanks

Download the newest Control Center.. go into the folder.. view the package contents, go into resources.. install via Logitech Control Center.mpkg :apple:
 
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