February 13, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5.2 Update

It finally arrived, Mac OS X 10.5.2 update. It weighed in at a whopping 180MB!! It has a huge number of fixes, most of which you may or may not notice. I did however notice that a lot of the bugs that were pestering me, have all gone away. The networking problems I was having are fixed, and perhaps a bigger deal, all the GUI bugs I was experiencing have been fixed as well. OS X Leopard is officially ready for the masses I think. On a side note; directly after the 10.5.2 update Apple sent out an update labeled Apple Leopard Graphics 1.0” this could of been a contributing factor to my GUI problems being fixed, either way I am glad Leopard is working a lot better now.Apple Leopard 10.5.2 Update ListActive Directory ▪ Addresses issues which could hinder or prevent binding Mac OS X 10.5.x clients to Active Directory domains.AirPort ▪ Improves connection reliability and stability▪ Includes 802.1X improvements.▪ Resolves certain kernel panics.Back to my Mac ▪ Adds support for more third-party routers, as detailed in this article.Dashboard ▪ Improves performance of certain Apple Dashboard widgets (such as Dictionary).▪ Addresses an issue in which Dashboard widgets may no longer be accessible after switching to or from an account that has Parental Controls enabled.Dock ▪ Updates Stacks with a List view option, a Folder view option, and an updated background for Grid view.Desktop ▪ Addresses legibility issues with the menu bar with an option to turn off transparency in Desktop & Screen Saver preferences.▪ Adjusts menus to be slightly-less translucent overall.iCal ▪ Improves iCal so that it accurately reflects responses to recurring meetings.▪ Addresses an issue in which a meeting may remain on the calendar after being cancelled.▪ Addresses stability issues related to .Mac syncing of iCal calendars.▪ Resolves an intermittent issue in which editing an event with attendees would cause the event to shrink and not register that the event was updated.iChat ▪ Addresses an issue with simultaneously-logged in accounts in which iChat sounds generated from one account might be heard in another account.▪ Fixes an issue in which iChat idle time is affected by Time Machine backups.▪ Improves connectivity when running iChat behind a router that doesn’t preserve ports.▪ Enables logged chats from previous versions of iChat to open faster and more reliably.▪ Addresses an issue with text chats in which users may be unable to receive messages from the sender.▪ Addresses an issue that may prevent rejoining an AIM chat room without reopening iChat.▪ Addresses video chat compatibility issues with AIM 6 and third-party routers.▪ Fixes an issue with case-sensitivity of AIM handles.iSync ▪ Adds support for Samsung D600E and D900i phones.Finder ▪ Addresses an issue in which Finder could unexpectedly quit when displaying folder contents in Column view.▪ Addresses an issue in which Finder could unexpectedly quit when accessing Users and Groups in a Get Info pane.▪ Resolves an issue that prevented setting permissions on a folder alias.▪ Resolves an issue in which the Eject command could write to a disc in the optical drive.▪ Fixes an issue in which the scroll bar might disappear when deleting a file within a folder that includes files that are out of view.▪ Fixes an issue in the Sharing & Permissions section of Get Info windows, in which the gear icon appears to be gray/disabled after authentication.▪ Addresses an issue in which the Show Icon Preview preference might not be not saved when turning it off.▪ Fixes an issue that could occur when trying to print an image from the Finder.Mail ▪ Addresses an issue with Message menu’s Mark > As Read choice.▪ Fixes an issue in which duplicate On My Mac folders may appear in the sidebar after upgrading to Leopard.▪ Improves the accuracy of the Data Detectors feature.▪ Resolves an issue with scrolling through a Note that is displayed using the split view in the message window.▪ Fixes an issue with deleting messages located in the Drafts folder.▪ Fixes an issue in which dragging the icon in the Safari URL field into a Mail message creates an attachment instead of a link.▪ Addresses an issue found when opening a item in the Notes folder that is not a Note.▪ Fixes an issue that may prevent RSS feeds from being delivered in Mail.▪ Resolves an issue in which a selected message could flash” from blue to gray when in Organize by Thread mode.▪ Fixes an issue with scrolling between multiple To Dos in an email message.▪ Fixes an issue in which the body of email messages with certain MIME structures may not be displayed.▪ Improves performance with America Online (AOL) account-based messages in Mail.▪ Addresses issues with some ISPs during automatic set-up in Mail.▪ Addresses an issue in which Mail might not send mail on some networks to some SMTP servers.▪ Mail now automatically disables the (unsupported) third-party plugin GrowlMail version 1.1.2 or earlier to avoid issues.▪ Adds an option to view large icons in the Mailbox list.Networking ▪ Addresses a hanging issue that may occur when connecting to an AFP network volume.Parental Controls ▪ Improves stability when opening the Parental Controls System Preferences pane.▪ Fixes an issue that may prevent changes to the email address for permission requests.▪ Addresses an issue with printer administration for a guest account enabled with Parental Controls.▪ Addresses an issue with setting printer administration privileges from another Mac on the local network.▪ Fixes an issue that could prevent certain applications from being allowed.▪ Addresses accuracy issues with the web content filter.Preview ▪ Improves stability when scrolling through a PDF document.▪ Fixes an issue that prevents tabbing within a PDF document after clicking on the PDF.▪ Improves the Mail Document feature so that email attachments are more reliably created from Print Preview.Printing ▪ Addresses an issue in which remote printers may be deleted when the computer is put to sleep.▪ Improves printing performance when using some Microsoft Office applications.▪ Resolves an issue with some printing options, such as landscape orientation, number of copies, two-sided printing, and so forth that may not have functioned with some printers shared by Microsoft Windows.▪ Adds support for certain printers connected to the USB port of an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express base station.▪ Resolves a stalling issue that could occur when installing certain Canon printing software from a disc.RAW Image ▪ Adds RAW image support for several cameras, as detailed in this article.Safari ▪ Addresses issues with Safari reliably resolving certain domains.Login and Setup Assistant ▪ Addresses an issue in which Setup Assistant could unexpectedly appear each time Mac OS X 10.5 starts up.▪ Improves stability and performance during log in.System ▪ Improves the accuracy of the grammar checker.▪ The computer will now shut down if an automatic disk repair does not succeed during startup.Time Machine ▪ Adds a menu bar option for accessing Time Machine features (the menu extra can be enabled in Time Machine preferences).▪ Improves backup reliability when computer name contains slash or non-ASCII characters.▪ Fixes an issue in which the backup disk displayed in the Finder may be out of sync with the disk chosen for Time Machine.▪ Addresses issues in which some external drives are not recognized by Time Machine.▪ The status menu now appears by default.Other ▪ Improves general stability when running third-party applications.▪ Addresses an issue in which the incorrect search results may be displayed for certain Automator Find/Filter actions.▪ Addresses an issue with the Latvian and Russian keyboard layouts.▪ Addresses an issue in which the backlight could turn off before Energy Saver’s backlight setting.


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