What are your improvements with 10.5.6?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by allbrokeup, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. allbrokeup macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    Post your improvements that you find with the Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update installed on your computer here. :D


    Finder - Version 10.5.8, No matter whether Cover Flow has loaded all the previews, the scrolling is super smooth and quick.

    iTunes - Graphic Improvements, same thing with Cover Flow and List View Scrolling + iTunes Store is better looking and scrolling has been smoothed.

    Mail - Accepts Mail as soon as I get it (previously, I had to wait 8 or 12 hours).

    iPhoto - No longer hangs when my iPhone is connected to my Mac and loads the photos in the background.

    Safari - Around 1million X quicker than before. I am on 2 mb/s connection and Mac Rumors used to take a full 5 seconds to load and then the images would take another 7 seconds. That was without P2P activity.

    So what improvements have you noticed?

  2. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    CoverFlow in Finder's definitely faster/smoother. Um... that's it for me so far :)
  3. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    my wi-fi got slower.

    every damn leopard update fixes airport for some and screws it up for others and vice versa.

    i can't believe apple still didn't manage to fix the airport issues universally for everybody.

    oh and another unwelcome thing: multi-touch resizing of coverflow display doesn't work anymore here! in 10.5.5 i could use two finger scaling of it and now that doesn't work! wtf?
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    No airport issues for me thank goodness. I haven't really noticed any difference. Sort of a boring update for me. :(
  5. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
  6. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Faster charging...

    A little better wifi reliability...
  7. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    Seems like an improvement in overall graphics performance on my early 2008 macbook with the Intel graphics Chipset Model: GMA X3100.
  8. MSD401 macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2006
    Ogden, UT
    quicker wifi connection after waking from sleep...

    but my iphone backup has failed twice now....:confused::mad:
  9. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2008
    I haven't seen any difference either, albeit I've not been messing around much to find out the improvements.

    No wifi connection problem though.
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I've noticed a faster Safari above all, due to the updated WebKit framwork. Everything else also seems to be a little quicker than before. I have not had WiFi problems. And charging does seem to be a bit faster.
  11. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    I had attributed the faster Safari reports to the resetting of the cache that happens after this update.

    Perhaps there is also a gain due to the TCP improvements mentioned in the release notes, although I really have no idea what those could be.

    I don't think any significant improvement was made to WebKit that is improving the performance. (To the extent that it is being reported.)
  12. kunze50 macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Something about Safari has changed dramatically; I have never had it work this quick before. Prior to the update I frequently reset safari, (cleaned cache), and it wasn't bang on. I began using Firefox a lot more. I hope it stays this way!
  13. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2008
    Berlin, Germany
    That sounds interesting! :)

    Anybody else with a plastic MB with X3100 noticed some improvements?

    I couldn't update yet because of some final project stuff, but I hope I have the time to update my MB too soon,...
  14. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
  15. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007

    Lets see. The wallpaper changer is still crap (works great in Tiger though). Turning off the transclucent menubar and the 3D dock brings the performance back to Tiger's level, but seriously, an 8600M GT 128 mb should be able to handle it.

    I had to reboot the laptop 3-4 times for performance to be back to the level of 10.5.5

    So far, I haven't seen any improvement over 10.5.5. 10.5.6 didn't offer anything new to me. I don't use mail, I don't use safari, I don't use iCal.

    If Apple could fix the performance of the 8600M GT performance, I would be a happy camper. There have been a ton of times that I've considered dropping back to Tiger, but stacks has me addicted, as well as Time Machine.
  16. alkar macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    am I the only one who noticed quicktime is choppy now ? Specially when running a video, the icon lags when bouncing in the dock and the beginning of a video lags too... Sometimes during playback, I noticed some frameskip... I still have Quicktime 7.4.app and I dont see any issue with it...
  17. hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
    My OS minor version number has improved to .5.6 from .5.5...

    I like the new touchpad prefpane.
  18. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2005
    None what so ever. Probably snappier apps but it was already satisfactory. Mail seems to be on the ball now.

    Coverflow seems to be much faster... not that I cared or anything.
  19. alkar macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    Guys plz check quicktime, 10.5.6 makes it slower than before.

    Just launch quicktime and see how the icon makes a little lag when it bounces in Dock, and it didn't before (i still have another old quicktime app and it doesn't).

    What's the prob ? Well you'll notice, most of the time when playing divx/mp4 etc that they lag for like 1sec at the beginning, and sometimes after like 1min etc.. some frameskips...

    EDIT : seems it only affects 8600 and 9400/9600 users because Quicktime now use 3D acceleration...

  20. mattwrit macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
    No improvements at all here.

    All it's done has stopped me from logging on to my internet bank.
  21. Daschund macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2003
    New York Citeeeeeeyyyy!
    Well, what I needed most didn't happen. My airport is still crappy as ever... :-(
  22. alkar macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    Ok guys it's a fact, QT 10.5.6 + NVIDIA DRIVERS 10.5.6 for all cards that can support purevideo (>8600M GT) have choppy playback in Quicktime (and choppy QT launch too).

    See my video there with QT 10.5.5 and 10.5.6... And it's the same during playback, on a 45Min video, it's REALLY annoying... Notice the lag.


    Apple has screwed up NVIDIA drivers ONCE again.
  23. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    I always use VLC so have not seen that, one thing I do notice though is that when I let my monitor go to sleep I get a multi-coloured static like image on the display when it wakes. Anyone seen this?

    Edit: Should add 8800gt and Dell 2407wfp-hc monitor.
  24. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2005
    Quicktime bounces 4 times for me... is that abnormal?
  25. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2005
    I doubt Apple has anything to do with NVIDIA's drivers. nVidia screwed up nVidia's drivers.

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