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Apple this week issued another build of its forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.4 update for the Snow Leopard operating system, including largely the same list of fixes found in the last update.

People familiar with the matter said build 10F50 of Mac OS X 10.6.4, seeded to Apple's developer community, is a 581.3MB file. The delta build has many of the same fixes found in the previous build issued to developers last week.

The only change specifically cited by Apple is an improvement in VoiceOver compatibility with the iMovie and GarageBand applications. The previous build had focused generally on VoiceOver, but did not specifically mention the iLife software.

The latest build also reportedly has just one known issue related to incorrectly formatted marketing text.

Focus areas for the latest build include Graphics Drivers, SMB, USB, Voice Over and VPN, according to developers testing Mac OS X 10.6.4. The build, like the last one, resolves an issue that could cause inputs such as the keyboard or trackpad to become responsive, and also addresses a problem that prevented some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from loading.

The latest build also reportedly improves the reliability of VPN connections, addresses a problem that arose while editing photos in a full-screen view with iPhoto or Aperture, and fixes a playback problem that arose when using "Good Quality" deinterlacing while watching a DVD.

The first beta of Mac OS X 10.6.4 arrived in late April, with which Apple asked developers to test four key areas of the system: graphics drivers, Windows file sharing, USB devices and Voice Over.
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I'd rather be first than have 10.6.4!

booya!
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PLEASE fix it so I can empty the trash without closing mail first.
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PLEASE fix it so I can empty the trash without closing mail first.

WTH??? that does not happen...
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Heaven forbid that keyboard and trackpad inputs become responsive! Maybe that was "unresponsive?"
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WTH??? that does not happen...

It does. If you send an email with an attachment, then proceed to delete the attachment in the trash, one has to close Mail first. It is annoying.
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Release to coincide with new iPhone OS maybe?
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It seems that it's always addressed in an update, but SMB performance on a Windows network sucks.

It takes 20 seconds or more for me to see the contents of a Windows network folder. In Windows, it's nearly instantaneous.

Of course, it could be a multitude of problems with my particular installation (isn't it always?), but browsing network volumes seems like a low level OS activity that shouldn't be affected by, say, a Star Wars screensaver I have installed.
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It seems that it's always addressed in an update, but SMB performance on a Windows network sucks.

It takes 20 seconds or more for me to see the contents of a Windows network folder. In Windows, it's nearly instantaneous.

Of course, it could be a multitude of problems with my particular installation (isn't it always?), but browsing network volumes seems like a low level OS activity that shouldn't be affected by, say, a Star Wars screensaver I have installed.

A friend of mine has that problem and it happened right after he installed Parallels.
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Originally Posted by CitizenHobbes View Post

It does. If you send an email with an attachment, then proceed to delete the attachment in the trash, one has to close Mail first. It is annoying.

I am not sure what sequence you are entailing.

I do know that if I can trash an attachment without closing Mail as soon as the email/attachment has finished being sent. Which make perfect sense.
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Originally Posted by macinthe408 View Post

It seems that it's always addressed in an update, but SMB performance on a Windows network sucks.

It takes 20 seconds or more for me to see the contents of a Windows network folder. In Windows, it's nearly instantaneous.

Of course, it could be a multitude of problems with my particular installation (isn't it always?), but browsing network volumes seems like a low level OS activity that shouldn't be affected by, say, a Star Wars screensaver I have installed.

Just monitored a SMB setup that is working fine.

Perhaps this could help you: How to Connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB) http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1568 or 10.6.5 fixes slow SMB browsing http://www.macwindows.com/
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I am not sure what sequence you are entailing.

I do know that if I can trash an attachment without closing Mail as soon as the email/attachment has finished being sent. Which make perfect sense.

If I download a photo, email it to someone, then delete the photo, I cannot empty the trash without closing mail first. The mail program "hangs on" to the picture and gives me the message "the operation can't be completed because the item is in use"

I am impressed that Snow Leopard can use the contraction "can't" in a dialog box. Mr. Data couldn't use contractions in the 23rd century. OSX is indeed ahead of it's time.
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Originally Posted by Jerseymac View Post

If I download a photo, email it to someone, then delete the photo, I cannot empty the trash without closing mail first. The mail program "hangs on" to the picture and gives me the message "the operation can't be completed because the item is in use"

I am impressed that Snow Leopard can use the contraction "can't" in a dialog box. Mr. Data couldn't use contractions in the 23rd century. OSX is indeed ahead of it's time.

I get the same message until the email/attachment is finished sending.
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I don't have a Mac developer account. Can someone use with the dev update use OpenGL Extensions Viewer.app to show us the OpenGL support to expect?


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If I download a photo, email it to someone, then delete the photo, I cannot empty the trash without closing mail first. The mail program "hangs on" to the picture and gives me the message "the operation can't be completed because the item is in use"

I am impressed that Snow Leopard can use the contraction "can't" in a dialog box. Mr. Data couldn't use contractions in the 23rd century. OSX is indeed ahead of it's time.

1) Can you choose Secure Empty Trash, instead?

2) Did this occur previous to 10.6.3?

3) That whole contraction thing with Data was(is) lame and he certainly has used contractions in the show that they've missed.
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Originally Posted by CitizenHobbes View Post

It does. If you send an email with an attachment, then proceed to delete the attachment in the trash, one has to close Mail first. It is annoying.

I think you mean when you empty the trash that contains the already deleted attachment. Anyway, it's not just Mail. You can't empty the trash if it contains a photo that you've opened in Preview, until you quit Preview.
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I think you mean when you empty the trash that contains the already deleted attachment. Anyway, it's not just Mail. You can't empty the trash if it contains a photo that you've opened in Preview, until you quit Preview.

I have to agree with the other posters. Mail should be making a copy of the original attachment for sending, thus freeing up the original for whatever the user wishes to do with it. This is unlike Preview where you are viewing the original copy of this file.

Since we have two posters with the same issue in only a few posts I'd wager there are many with this same gripe.
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1) Can you choose Secure Empty Trash, instead?

2) Did this occur previous to 10.6.3?

3) That whole contraction thing with Data was(is) lame and he certainly has used contractions in the show that they've missed.

1) Yes, I can empty trash securely.

2) I have had this issue since upgrading to Snow Leopard, whatever number that was.

3) Star Trek the Next Generation was on for seven years. After that period of time there is a lot of turnover with writers, directors and producers, hence continuity errors occur.

Before I am accused of negativity, I would like to say for the record that I am pleased with Snow Leopard. My iLife apps no longer crash, my widgets work and I like they way you can resize icons in the finder with the convenient sliders. Previewing movies and songs in icon view is cool as well. Well done.
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Originally Posted by gkroeger View Post

Heaven forbid that keyboard and trackpad inputs become responsive! Maybe that was "unresponsive?"

Yeah I was wondering about that too...
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Originally Posted by Jerseymac View Post

I have had this issue since upgrading to Snow Leopard, whatever number that was.

So are you looking for help? Is so, tell us what the 'number' is.
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God I hope this update improves OpenGL performance so it's at least close to Windows. And I hope it comes out sooner rather than later.
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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

So are you looking for help? Is so, tell us what the 'number' is.

10.6.3 Thanks.
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Originally Posted by funkyp56 View Post

WTH??? that does not happen...

Actually it does. Maybe it relates to exchange, just a guess why some would experience this issue & others would not.

It only happens when you've send a file to someone & then try to empty that file from trash. As long as Mail is open it claims it is in use.

I've notice various issues like this revolving around quicklook, I suspect the issue is related. Apple should make it so quicklook can never designate a file in use.
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Originally Posted by Jerseymac View Post

If I download a photo, email it to someone, then delete the photo, I cannot empty the trash without closing mail first. The mail program "hangs on" to the picture and gives me the message "the operation can't be completed because the item is in use"

Save yourself a step: just drag the photo or attachment from one mail message to the new one. Don't "download" (save) it first. No temporary file, no dealing with trash.

Edit: or even easier: drag the attachment to the mail icon in your dock. It will create a new message for you with the file already attached.
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Mail rules conditions page will overflow off the bottom of the screen when 25 plus conditions are entered, taking the control buttons off the bottom of the screen.

This problem first occurred when upgrading from 10.3 to 10.4. The problem has been reported and acknowledged as a fault by Apple several times in the last 5 years. This problem has been duplicated by several Apple phone support and Apple Geniuses. Each has promised to report the flaw. So far ... Nata

OSX 10.6.4 could be a ground breaker by fixing this simple flaw.

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The build, like the last one, resolves an issue that could cause inputs such as the keyboard or trackpad to become [UN]responsive

Hope!

I have been plagued with this issue, where trackpad and/or keyboard stopped responding for a dozen seconds. I thought it might be a hardware issue, but usually, pressing the brightness up/down keys makes the keyboard alive again. I hope .4 will fix that.
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Perhaps Apple is timing this operating system upgrade to be released with the new Mac Pros?
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I can also say that I have the mail bug where when you attach a file you are not able to empty the trash till you quit mail. It is quite annoying, and I do hope they fix it.
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Perhaps Apple is timing this operating system upgrade to be released with the new Mac Pros?

Dude didn't you get the memo? Those are going to be updated next year.
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