Friday, February 9, 2024

macOS 14.3.1

Juli Clover (release notes, full installer, IPSW):

Today’s update addresses a frustrating macOS Sonoma bug that could cause text to get randomly replaced while typing. There have been multiple complaints about the issue, which affected web pages and apps like Mail and Messages.

The problem has persisted for several months, and has been an issue through multiple versions of Sonoma.

This was clearly caused by a WebKit bug, but I’ve been intermittently seeing a similar issue with NSTextView for several years. If I replace the text storage with a new string, parts of the previous contents will sometimes come back.

See also: Howard Oakley and Mr. Macintosh.


Update (2024-02-14): Pierre Igot:

You’ve got to be kidding me… Another very MINOR update (macOS 14.3 to macOS 14.3.1), yet another avalanche of dialogs asking me reauthorize all kinds of things? All kinds of things gone or disabled AGAIN under “Privacy and Security”?

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I’ve been seeing a weird bug lately where I type text and it doesn’t appear on the screen (let’s call it “butterfly keyboard via software”). It’s happened quite a bit lately, and I was hoping this update would fix it.

Alas, no., perhaps because what you mention about it being a NSTextView bug.

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@Carlos: I’ve noticed the same thing! It didn’t happen in 14.0 or 14.1 AFAICT.

Every year, these bugs make Mac OS X feel a little more like System 7 after something “unexpectedly quits”.

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