Monday, March 27, 2023

macOS 13.3

Juli Clover (release notes, security, enterprise, developer, full installer, IPSW):

macOS Ventura 13.3 adds new emoji characters that include pea pod, ginger, pink heart, blue heart, gray heart, donkey, moose, black bird, goose, wing, and jellyfish, among others.

There are bug fixes to fix an issue that could cause Trackpad gestures to stop working, along with a number of other small features and tweaks.

And Mail plug-ins need to be updated, hence SpamSieve 2.9.52. The first Ventura updates had not required this, unlike with Monterey.


Update (2023-03-29): Howard Oakley:

Significant version changes seen among bundled apps include[…]


Update (2023-03-31): Howard Oakley:

This week’s updates to macOS 13.3, 12.6.4 and 11.7.5 should have updated the firmware of every supported Mac.

Jack Wellborn:

Universal Control wasn’t working for me since upgrading to macOS 13.3 earlier this week. It’s such a fundamental part of how I work that macOS felt totally broken without it. Hat tip to TheTipsyRooster on Reddit for finding a solution.

John Siracusa:

Ever since I updated to macOS 13.3, window dragging sometimes looks like this.

Jack Wellborn:

I just today noticed that, starting with Ventura 13.3, using the built-in “look up” feature turns the highlighted text sideways in MarsEdit. I reported the behavior to @danielpunkass, who was able to reproduce (including that it started with 13.3) and will file a bug with Apple.

Update (2023-04-03): The update went smoothly for me, except that I again needed to use the softwareupdate tool in Terminal since it was never offered to me in System Settings.

Rich Trouton:

macOS Ventura 13.3 alters expected behavior for Finder’s Open With functionality for macOS installer packages


Normally I would have suspected a bug in macOS 13.3, but according to Randy Saldinger of Mothers Ruin Software, this appears to be an undocumented change by Apple in macOS 13.3.

Jeff Johnson:

This sucks. Apple is breaking and locking down the contextual menu.

Update (2023-04-05): Tim Hardwick:

Some Mac and iPad users who updated their devices to Apple’s latest software updates are reporting problems with Continuity features like Universal Control and Handoff.

Since last week’s release of macOS 13.3 and iPadOS 16.4, many users have taken to the MacRumors Forums, Reddit, Twitter, and Apple’s Support Communities to voice their frustration at the lack of functionality after updating.

Update (2023-04-22): Nathan Manceaux-Panot:

I think this toggle is new in 13.3?

You used to need to right click → Show List every time, to get the full list of resolutions. Now there’s this toggle in Advanced, that doesn’t reset when the app quits. Neat!

Update (2023-04-26): John Siracusa:

I’ve been tracking this one down for a few days. Ever since I updated to macOS 13.3, window dragging sometimes looks like this.

I haven’t seen that, but I’ve seen various issues on macOS 13.3 where dragging a window onto another display moves it behind other windows, and where some windows disappear when switching displays.

Update (2023-05-23): Paul McGrane:

As I was reading more about Ventura updates, this struck me. Dim flashing lights in media.[…]

Does that mean the OS is monitoring video playback‽ And the answer is yes!

Update (2023-06-01): Shawn Platkus:

Starting in macOS 13.3, opening a mail message in no longer preserves the window position. I use Mail such that you double click a message to open it in its own window. Until 13.3 this would open the window where it was last. Now the message window opens a few pixel to the right each time until it wraps around and opens on the left and starts the journey all over again.

I’m seeing this on macOS 13.4, too.

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