Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update

in macOS edited January 2014
Didn't see this mentioned, hope it isn't a repost.

Here is the combo update:10.5.3 update (thanks Riot)



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    messiahmessiah Posts: 1,689member
    Well spotted.


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    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 54,181administrator
    Apple on Wednesday released Mac OS X 10.5.3, a recommended update for all users of its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system that includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

    As of press time, the software was available via Software Update mechanism built into Mac OS X but had not yet been posted to Apple's website. Among the many fixes included in 10.5.3 are the following:


    Fixes a font issue that could result in Helvetica Narrow being used in applications instead of Helvetica.

    Addresses an issue with stuttering video and audio playback in certain USB devices.

    Resolves stability issues with Word of the Day, iTunes Artwork, and Slideshow screen savers.

    Fixes an issue in which certain attached hard drives may not show up in the Finder.

    Addresses an issue with .Mac syncing of Dashboard widgets over multiple Macs that use different screen resolutions.

    Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras.

    Improves the accuracy of the Software Update progress bar indicator.

    Addresses an issue in which Finder may not be available if the computer name is blank in Sharing preferences.

    Improves Active Directory binding and login.

    Eliminates a delay when logging in as an Active Directory user in a .local domain.

    Improves Spotlight searches on a AFP file server volumes.

    Clients can now change their password at the login window when bound to a Mac OS X 10.4 Open Directory server.

    Improves Safari reliability when connecting to the Internet through a Microsoft ISA proxy.
Address Book

    Addresses reliability issues when searching for contacts using built-in search.

    Resolves issues with mapping addresses that contain an ampersand character (&).


    Improves 802.1X behavior and reliability.Â*

    Improves reliability when using Time Capsule.


    Addresses an issue in which some actions may not work with the "Show When Run" option enabled.

    Resolves an issue in which the "New iCal Event" action may not work.

    Resolves an issue that prevents workflows from being saved in the Finder's contextual menu.

    Fixes reliability issues for Automator scripts that search for files by date.Â*

    Resolves an issue that prevents workflows from being saved in the Finder's contextual menu.

    Addresses an issue in which Automator workflows as Finder plugins do not work when the workflow begins with the "Get Selected Finder Items" action.

    Fixes an issue in which the "Copy Files" action does not reliably work when added from AutomatorÂ?s warning dialog.

    Addresses potential privacy issues by allowing events to be marked as private.

    Resolves an issue in which the inspector does not show capacity and availability info for conference rooms within a building.

    Addresses an issue in which the current day could appear in the left-most column of the weekly view.

    Addresses reliability issues with meeting alarms, invitations and attachments.

    Resolves issues with reliability when restoring from iCal backups.

    Fixes accuracy issues with auto-completion, availability data and location names.

    Resolves an issue in which iCal may send cancellation notices for events in the past after a calendar is deleted.

    Fixes reliability issues with iCal syncing.

    Addresses reliability issues with screen sharing.

    Resolves an issue in which saved chat transcripts may reported as "still in use" after opening and closing them in iChat.

    Resolves an issue with group chats not being indexed in Spotlight.

    Only the last 250 messages of an active chat are saved.Â* Fixed to save unlimited number of lines.

    Addresses issues with echo cancellation that may occur on portable Macs.


    Resolves an issue in which Mail may prevent idle sleep when set to automatically check for new messages every minute.

    Addresses stability issues that may be encountered when dragging large attachments into an email message.

    Fixes an issue that could occur if two compose windows are open when dragging a file to the Mail icon in the Dock.

    Addresses reliability issues when changes are made to a mailbox while offline.

    Resolves wrapping issues that may be found with consecutive spaces in plain text.

    Fixes issues with certain web pages appearing garbled when emailed from Safari.

    Fixes an issue in which the Sent, Drafts, and Outbox mailboxes incorrectly list the "cc" recipients in the "To" column.

    Addresses reliability issues with attachments added to plain text notes.

    Fixes reliability issues with authenticated RSS feeds.

    Resolves an issue in which attaching an alias to an email message may not send the actual file.
Parental Controls

    Addresses reliability issues with application logging and time limits.

    Resolves an issue in which Parental Controls may prevent forced sleep.Â*

    Addresses performance issues with web content filters.

    Fixes an issue with managed accounts in which iChat transcripts may not be created.

    Addresses issues with 4-byte files and whitelist.


    Resolves an issue in which switching to a different space and returning back to the original space may reorder the application windows with a different active window.

    Resolves an issue in which activating an application from the Dock switches to a different space, even if there is a window for that application in the current space.

    Fixes an issue in which Command-Tab may incorrectly switch to a new space.

    Addresses reliability issues with Spaces when syncing preferences over .Mac.
Time Machine

    Includes fixes for Time Machine compatibility with Time Capsule.

    Resolves certain issues when backing up a portable Mac that is on battery power.Â*

    Addresses compatibility issues with Aperture 2.

    Addresses reliability issues when performing a full restore from a Time Machine backup.

    Fixes an issue in which certain function keys may be disabled after using Time Machine.Â*

    Fixes a possible alert message that incorrectly states a backup volume does not have enough space.Â*

    Updates Time Machine to reliably restore attachments and messages in Mail.

    Includes Braille Update 1.0 which enablesÂ*GW Micro, HandyTech, HIMS, Nippon, and Papenmeier Refreshable Braille displays.

    Addresses an issue with Braille dot 7 and 8 underlining.

    Fixes an issue in which HTML page anchors may be ignored by the VoiceOver cursor.

    Fixes an issue that prevented Hot Spots from being usedÂ*in text areas.

    Resolves an issue with spell checking in which VoiceOver may only announce the first misspelled word if there are multiple words spelled incorrectly.Â*

    Google also adds via its Mac blog that Address Book application in Mac OS X 10.5.3 now lets iPhone users sync their Address Book with Google Contacts.
  • Reply 3 of 106
    The 10.5.3 Combo Updater isn't advertised or linked to on Apple's site, but it's up.

    536 MB!!! Holy Bandwidth, Batman.
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    ghostface147ghostface147 Posts: 1,629member
    Just installed it and no problems for me......
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    wigginwiggin Posts: 2,265member
    "Addresses compatibility issues with Aperture 2."

    Yippee! Let's hope they fixed it the right way this time! (Although it would be nice if their documentation said how they fixed, ie, what the new behavior was, rather than waiting for the guinea pigs to figure it out for us. )
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    I can only hope and pray that it fixes Apple Mail issues for me and lots of other users in our company. Especially when sending attachments. Just had a problem before I came home today with a guy sending a bog standard email which simply would not send. He had made some of the text bold. I simply re-typed it and did not change any aspect of the font and it went but this sort of stuff has been ongoing for us for some time. Anyone else totally brassed off with Mail?

    Just wondering...
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    i had some issues adding attachments to imap emails via drag&drop. mail wouldn't respond anymore. strangely, this didn't happen with pop3 accounts... i'm crossing my fingers this annoyance is fixed now. cheers...
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    gdoggdog Posts: 224member
    just loaded on white 24 inch imac. seems super smooth so far. i ran xslimmer and restarted twice. didn't take any extra hd space after xslimmer. system seems a little faster over all.
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    hohlecowhohlecow Posts: 50member
    Originally Posted by gdog View Post

    system seems a little faster over all.

    would you say that it feels snappier?
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    lablab Posts: 10member
    Wifi still not working
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    sapporobabysapporobaby Posts: 1,079member
    Originally Posted by Riot Nrrrd? View Post

    The 10.5.3 Combo Updater isn't advertised or linked to on Apple's site, but it's up.

    536 MB!!! Holy Bandwidth, Batman.

    24 mb/s theoretical with 18 mb/s actual. Downloaded in no time.
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    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member
    Everything feels snappier! Safari opens... Boom!

    Actually I notice no speed difference in anything except repairing disk permissions. 2.4ghz iMac.

    Maybe it's because my iMac is so blazingly fast that I will never notice a speed increase ever again.
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    photoeditorphotoeditor Posts: 243member
    Title and button bars in Safari and Mail are still illegibly dark. i still have to deselect the window I'm in so I can read the tabs in Safari. Why is it that the SELECTED window frame goes dark and the DESELECTED window frames go light? Why can't it be the other way around? Is there a way of fixing this?
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    godriflegodrifle Posts: 267member
    But where oh where is 10.5.3 server?
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    oddmanoddman Posts: 1member
    had issue with Classic iPod not updateing to latest sotware but that is now resolved.
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    rokkenrokken Posts: 236member
    is it just me or the overall colour is darkened since 10.5.3 update :s

    nvm, i resolved it when i switched to "colour" in display preference and boom! the colour brightened
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    jeffhrsnjeffhrsn Posts: 60member
    Originally Posted by Riot Nrrrd? View Post

    The 10.5.3 Combo Updater isn't advertised or linked to on Apple's site, but it's up.

    536 MB!!! Holy Bandwidth, Batman.

    Luvvin' FIOS! Whole update took under five minutes to d/l and apply!
  • Reply 18 of 106
    Originally Posted by Riot Nrrrd? View Post

    The 10.5.3 Combo Updater isn't advertised or linked to on Apple's site, but it's up.

    536 MB!!! Holy Bandwidth, Batman.

    mine said that bad?

  • Reply 19 of 106
    What new drivers are in there for hardware that is not out yet from apple and how long be for psystar comes out with own update for 10.5.3?
  • Reply 20 of 106
    Just a note, this update reset my preferences on Spotlight and a few appearance choices like colors. It was no problem switching them back, but it was a surprise when it rebooted.

    I have some large external disks, and I think mdworker would have taken over my machine for weeks if I hadn't noticed my machine had slowed to a crawl.
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