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October 2015

@DonMorris @ShawnKing A bunch of other mail clients support modifiers keys for database rebuilding/optimizing. I don't think Mail ever has.

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@mhenders I can resize the partitions without creating new ones by dragging in the pie chart. It's hard to see/get the desired size, though.

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@mhenders Command-line or very fine mouse control.

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@BryanPietrzak I don’t know. Lots of problems with just one iCloud mail account. Seem like simple setups.

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@BryanPietrzak In a way, it’s good because I’m familiar with many of the issues that people run into.

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@smorr Yep. Typically the customer doesn't believe plug-in is at fault, since problem is in unrelated area, but Apple support told them, so…

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@BryanPietrzak Yes, but it's not just me. I get a steady stream of e-mails from customers saying it's a disaster.

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@smorr Of course, that was the first thing I tested. Removing my one plug-in didn't help.

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Also, Apple Mail has started flashing the unread count next to another mailbox, not just the inbox (which started with 10.11).

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Now Apple Mail is mysteriously redownloading 2,436 messages from another account.

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I guess Apple Mail was doing its El Capitan freakout again. Finally received a whole bunch of messages sent over the last 7 hours.

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Odd that the Options disclosure toggle button for NSOpenPanel looks like a regular push button inside of a triangle or push-in with state.

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@ccgus Yup, based on support e-mails 10.11 is now more Snow Leopardy than 10.10 was.

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@joeldev Plus, no bugs caused by new version of Xcode/ibtool silently changing things when it compiles your xib.

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@joeldev Yep: easier to reuse pieces, help from the compiler and version control, assertions at runtime, easier localization.

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@mulle_nat Not that I'm aware of. Just autolayout plus lots of time.

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Of course, the xibs look fine in Xcode and haven't changed recently. Another reason to move all interface stuff to code.

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Getting the "Could not find image named" Console error at runtime again, from xibs that lost track of their images.

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Third Apple News site is still showing the spinner weeks after adding it.

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For one of my sites, Apple News has all the latest posts from last night. For another, it’s still missing a post from 8 days ago.

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@ScooterComputer Hard to believe it’s the same company obsessing over the mouse click sound and making software that just plain doesn't work

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And why does Disk Utility's main display tell me that the volume is connected via SATA but not that it's encrypted?

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The new Disk Utility partitioning interface is infuriating. Select a partition, type number to resize it, and it adds another partition.

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When Open Does Not Return an Object Reference: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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Inside Apple’s Perfectionism Machine: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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@alloy It did not solve my Apple TV issues. I think we need a TV update.

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Siri and Content Reminders in iOS 9: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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@kvanh @mcelhearn I don't get prompted with the keychain ones, which is good. But plugging in others, it looks like nothing happened.

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@mcelhearn Happens to me on multiple Macs, including with a clean system. Sometimes it does prompt, though…

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Mac OS X 10.11 often isn't prompting me for a password when I connect an encrypted drive. Have to go into Disk Utility to unlock it.

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@tylernol Pretty sure that it's it. Same problem with the Bonjour names.

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@mbcharbonneau Mine were pretty much rock solid until last fall. Terrible since.

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With new Apple TVs coming out, hoping to finally get a software update to fix the networking with ATV 2 and 3.

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The Best Underutilized and Poorly Implemented Accessibility Feature: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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Dynamic Frameworks and App Launch Times: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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@danielpunkass Yup. My bug fix update has been in review for longer than it took Apple itself to ship 10.11.1.

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For a week or so, I thought iCloud calendar renaming was finally working, but my calendar name just reverted again.

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@morrick Not sure about the speed, but the subpixel antialiasing applies to Skim and all the other PDFKit-using apps that I've seen.

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@bhaskarsb AirDrop has been working pretty well for me between Mac and iOS.

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@mjtsai And Preview still uses subpixel anti-aliasing even if that's turned off system-wide. :(

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Preview definitely seems slower in Mac OS X 10.11, now takes a few seconds for the progressive text rendering to sharpen.

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Would like to be able to force touch in Control Center to access Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DND settings instead of toggle them.

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Sorkin and Boyle’s “Steve Jobs”: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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@fpillet The width was an unexpected benefit for me as well. Now it feels natural to center the keyboard rather than the pair.

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Real-time Resizing of Flickr Images Using GPUs: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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Real-time Resizing of Flickr Images Using GPUs: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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Real-time Resizing of Flickr Images Using GPUs: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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Searching Apple’s Stores With Google: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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Trying to update a Radar, but idmsa.apple.com has been down all morning.

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@schwa @danielpunkass @mjdrayton Same here: internal drive, one partition, one user account, home folder in normal place.

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@olebegemann Yeah, really disappointed in that. I hit it every day.

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@gparker The Mail symptoms were actually on the other Mac where both updates went smoothly.

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Mail forgot its list font, is redownloading GBs of mail, forgot its column/sort settings, and wants them re-set on each mailbox separately.

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As with 10.11.0, the 10.11.1 update never completed for me, and I ended up rebooting after it was stuck near the end for over an hour.

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@jmfd I’ve seen that, too, but it didn’t help in this case.

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@siegel Hmm. I got 7.1 installed (verified by splash screen), though the Finder’s preview column still showed 7.0.1.

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@siegel Every time I hit Cmd-R it would show progress, but only for a few seconds. Anyway, it finished.

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@czechboy0 @siegel It eventually worked for me without turning off Bots.

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@danielpunkass You set the version of Xcode in the Server app, so I think all the Bots have to use the same one.

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@siegel Indeed it does. Then goes back to offering update.

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@danielpunkass That's what I do on the main Mac. For my new build server (thanks) I was using the MAS version for ease.

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@jdriscoll Hmm, the current app is showing a progress bar even though the Mac App Store is offering the Update button again.

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Trying to update to Xcode 7.1, but after I click Update the MAS spins for a few seconds and then doesn't do anything. No error in Console.

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@bdesham l was wondering about that, too. At least the data density is a lot higher now.

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.22 adds support for Mac OS X 10.11.1: c-command.com/blog/2015/10/2… (cc:@MailPlugins)

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@dominocollege My point was that it’s *not* just a few bucks per device. That 20% is least likely to know how to deal with limited storage.

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@twostraws It does that even if you don't have Live Photos enabled. :(

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@twostraws Does it fix the bug where your music/podcast stops playing when you open the camera?

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@morrick Are you saying that the relative pricing is different than before, and not just because of currency valuations?

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When Businesses Grow to Become Dysfunctional: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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@chucker Yep, that post wasn’t aimed at developers.

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How Both TCP and Ethernet Checksums Fail: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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iOS Apps That Collect Users’ Personal Info: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/2…

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@siegel @uliwitness Don't bookmarks store the full resolution icon?

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Options Dictionaries vs. Sets of Enums: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Options Dictionaries vs. Sets of Enums: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Options Dictionaries vs. Sets of Enums: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Adding “Save PDF to iBooks” Support: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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El Capitan License in Plain English: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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@bwebster Haven't seen that one before. I tend to get Word files or PDFs.

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@owensd No, it’s been working great for me. Very convenient.

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OS X Recovery is great.

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Restored from a Time Machine backup, and El Capitain added Maps, iBooks, and Photos back to my Dock.

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@Bagelturf It *says* it's going to make a new encrypted partition with the full size. Just doesn't do it.

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Otherwise, the space for the all but one partition just disappears.

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Looks like to merge encrypted partitions with Disk Utility you have to first make a merged unencrypted partition.

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@notio I really think it would accrue to their long-term benefit, but it's just not a priority.

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@grynspan Oh, the other file manager one is that Cocoa equivalent to FSPathReplaceObject() wasn't working for me. It's on my list to Radar.

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@grynspan And now that the code is gone, I’m not likely to put it back to verify a potential fix.

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@grynspan That kind of Radar is low-priority for me to file because I already had to work around it in my app.

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@grynspan I actually had to stop calling FSUnmountVolume on 10.11 because it stopped working…

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@grynspan Yep, although in this case it's a background thread so I don't really need async.

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@grynspan Can't send Apple events until 10.11. (I haven't yet checked whether that works for my purposes.)

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@grynspan If only there had been an API for reading those files years ago…

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@grynspan Yes, in theory those will work. Not a drop-in replacement because they're async.

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@grynspan I'm doing that, too, of course. But at one point needed to read files with only resource fork. Perhaps no longer relevant.

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@grynspan The other obvious case is AppleScript…

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@grynspan I don't think there are Cocoa APIs for mounting or unmounting volumes.

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@grynspan Reading/writing resources for .webloc files and disk image license agreements.

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@grynspan I think there may be a few cases where I need the old file system structs even if using the modern APIs. Don't recall details ATM.

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@grynspan I think there were also some cases where NSRunningApplication either didn't have the info I needed or didn't work as advertised.

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@grynspan Is there a Cocoa replacement for TransformProcessType()? If so, I don't think it was available for the version I’m targeting.

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@grynspan Some resource manager and process manager stuff. Also file manager, but I think most or all of that could be migrated.

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@marcoarment Except that it probably doesn't support all the features of the old documents.

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Xcode gave me hundreds of new compiler errors, starting with NS_ASSUME_NONNULL_BEGIN not being a keyword. Fixed by restarting Mac.

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@rosyna Agreed. Certainly seems like something that could work on a MacBook or iMac.

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@rosyna I thought you were saying that there would be no benefit to it on the Mac. Couldn’t Apple make it secure?

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@rosyna Sure, but it’s still easier/faster than typing a long password.

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Customizing Columns in OmniFocus 2.3: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Empty Parentheses Are Not “No Parameters” in (Objective-)C: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Swift Casting With _ObjectiveCBridgeable: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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MallocNanoZone=1 Makes for Hard Debugging: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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@dianeoforegon Working on it. Probably out tomorrow morning.

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@lexfri Hmm, well it came back after restarting the Mac.

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Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Background Data and Battery Usage of Facebook’s iOS App: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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My El Capitan save panels have suddenly stopped showing the Favorites section.

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@steipete One of the problems Swift doesn't address.

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And, Mail in 10.11 is again showing spelled out flag color names instead of flag images.

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@mjdrayton Thanks. Not looking to change, but curious about what it does differently. Do you use JIRA for customer support, too?

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@mjdrayton Yep, OK/Cancel instead of Cancel/OK.

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Ah, looks like the old iMessages-go-to-Mac-but-not-iPhone bug is still there in iOS 9.

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@owensd I agree, although I think there are several different propositions here. I’m not sure that fuel injection is the best analogy.

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More International Taxes on Software Sales: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Apple’s New Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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@otolithe I guess, although lots of other products are wireless but not magic.

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@otolithe The old, non-Magic one was also wireless.

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@jsnell Thanks for the reviews! Keyboard doesn't seem to have gesture capabilities, so does "Magic" now just mean "new"?

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@etresoft No. Not seeing other bugs with the panel. In my case, there may not be a window, so a sheet doesn't make sense.

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@etresoft I mean when not using NSOpenPanel as a sheet. In that case, it would have a title on 10.10 and earlier, but no longer.

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@skid Thanks for clarifying so I don’t have to file a bug. Looks like should put any important text in the message or accessoryView.

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Another El Capitan mystery: what happened to NSOpenPanel titles? Didn't see any change documented, but they seem to be ignored now.

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@skid Thanks. That doesn't sound like it would affect initiating screen sharing, though.

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Did El Capitan lose the ability to screen share with 10.6? iChat scene sharing is enabled, but the button to request access is disabled.

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Doesn't seem like Apple Mail should be using proportionately spaced San Francisco numbers in its Date column.

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Why the Floppy Disk Is Still Used Today: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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Why the Floppy Disk Is Still Used Today: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/10/1…

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