Very impressed with 10.11.6 -- your thoughts?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by keysofanxiety, Jul 19, 2016.


What do you think of 10.11.6?

  1. No difference

    32 vote(s)
  2. Positive difference

    31 vote(s)
  3. Negative difference

    6 vote(s)
  4. Steve wouldn't have done this

    1 vote(s)
  5. Bricked my Mac

    1 vote(s)
  6. 16GB storage

    1 vote(s)
  7. More like Tim CROOK, ami rite?

    1 vote(s)
  8. I call it El 'Crapitan' because rhyming is witty

    0 vote(s)
  9. I miss skeuomorphism so will always hate it

    3 vote(s)
  1. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Really impressed with it after installing. Everything seems smoother. One of the most noticable things was on 10.11.5 & earlier builds, the cursor would freeze straight after coming out of sleep mode and the machine would be completely unresponsive for about 10 seconds (15" 2012 cMBP, SSD). Even with hard disk sleep disabled and sleep mode disabled.

    On the new build, it wakes immediately and is responsive without any real issues.

    Really, really impressed with it. Count me a happy Mac user! What are your thoughts? :)
  2. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    I don't see any difference here. My system is working fine on 10.11.6, just as it was on earlier versions (knock on wood).
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    As long as it's working fine, that's the main thing! It's not like 10.11.5 was a particular dog on my machine, but really noticable things like freezing after wake have now been resolved. So count me a happier Mac user.

    Logic projects with loads of plugins seem to load a little quicker as well, but I'm not sure if that's just placebo. ;)
  4. RoelJuun, Jul 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016

    RoelJuun macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2010
    As mentioned in another thread; Some Photo's albums randomly got messed up, Safari is not working anymore at all. Terrible and ridiculous.

    Edit: Fixed the Safari crash issue; moved Safari.plist to the desktop, opened and closed Safari, then moved the .plist back and everything worked again.
  5. ledzep1 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2016
    No difference here, still getting beachballs/hangs on my imac and it always seems to be when I have Safari open.

    I have just switched to Chrome browser to see if that helps, if I stop getting the problems I can then be fairly sure it was Safari causing the issues.
  6. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    Is anyone's Magic Mouse gestures still dying randomly? Specifically the safari and finder swipe to go back and forward. The only way to make them work is to restart or put it to sleep and wake it up.
  7. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    Everything is running a ok over here. I don't per say notice any improvements yet but I certainly don't see any degradation.
  8. hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
  9. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Amazing!! Couldn't be happier to see this comment. Thank you so much. :)

  10. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2015
    I didn't have any problems before or after updating. The update (combo) went off without a hitch. : -) Regarding Safari (unfortunately not my default) -- I tried it before and after updating and it might be snappier. Hard to tell, it's always been the quicker browser for me.

    Early report -- looks that Apple's crew did a good job with this one.
  11. bent christian, Jul 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

    bent christian Suspended

    bent christian

    Nov 5, 2015
    The newest update has been fine for me. 10.11.5 gave my system better memory usage, idling at about 2.30GB used, which is better than my iMac running Mavericks (~2.60GB), but worse than Windows 7 (~1.60GB). I haven't noticed anything different about 10.11.6.
  12. flowrider macrumors 601


    Nov 23, 2012
    lol - Just the opposite for me:oops:

  13. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    everything's running great here (the betas did well for me too). speed, and stability, the 2 things i want most from an OS...
  14. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    It totally messed up my firewire external drive. It won't mount and if it does mount, it disconnects randomly. That's what I use for time machine since USB 2 is rather slow. The drive works fine with USB and it can boot off of the external drive when plugged into firewire. So clearly it's something in the OS that messes it up. Worked fine in all version of OS X up until 10.11.6.
  15. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I'm sorry to hear that and hope it gets fixed. Have you restored a 10.11.5 TM backup yet?
    --- Post Merged, Jul 20, 2016 ---
    Do you have an SSD or Fusion drive? 5400RPM drives will just beachball constantly with minimal usage... 10.9 upwards really doesn't sing on spinning platters. :(
  16. thewap macrumors demi-god


    Jun 19, 2012
    Been testing El Cap on my mid 2009 MBP that stays at home, no issue mounting Firewire as backup or boot yet with the update 10.11.6 . Will let you know if that changes.
  17. OldGreyGuy macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2014
    Near Brisbane, Australia
  18. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    I'm getting excellent battery life from it, a consistent 20-30mins better than 10.11.5 on a full charge, goes for nearly 6hrs web-based work for instance.
  19. ledzep1 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2016
    Nope mine is a late 2013 iMac with 512gb SSD, Im not even running much on my iMac, only really use it for basic stuff. its the only thing that is annoying me and it all seemed to start after EL cap 10.11.4
  20. Racineur macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2013
    Montréal, Québec
    Hi, constant beachballs since I upgraded El Capitan after Yosemite. Safari and Mail are the culprits. Need to restart the iMac with the rear button. I must say that El Capitan sits on an external SSD drive. I have kept Mountain Lion on the Fusion Drive in case 1- I didn't like the look and feel of Yosemite, 2-there were problems. Since the day I bought my iMac in 2013, ML never failed, never crashed, never choked while Yosemite and El Capitan have on multiple occasions. The SSD thing? Possible but I doubt it. Plus, only Chrome and Word as a non Apple app are used with El Capitan.
  21. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Strange that peeps are having probs. I've ran El Cap since public beta and never had anything go wrong, albeit that was on a clean install. When I tried to update from Yosemite to El Cap, my MBP was slow and beach-balling like crazy.
  22. ledzep1 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2016
    Pretty much same problem here, when my iMac hangs with beachball its always while Im using Safari I also have Apple mail always open in the dock.
  23. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2008
    My machine, a 2008 MacBook Pro with an SSD and 8 GB of memory, seems snappier. I am happy. I did the combo upadte this time.

    Has anyone noticed a difference in the fonts? For example, in mail? I notice it in Chrome too, but I think that's a Chrome thing. Anyone?
  24. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
  25. damezumari macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2014
    Seems to work on my laptops (haven't used much), but encountered complete USB 3 system R.I.P. stall on my Mac Pro 2013; not really happy, I guess I will restart it and hope it was just a transient anomaly. If not, time to look up the time machine backup and go 10.11.5.. :p

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