UserDefaults and cfprefsd manage the preference system, an amorphous database spread across hundreds of files which can only be controlled in Terminal. It’s time for a change.
To get an accurate recent reading of the charge level of trackpad or keyboard, I have to open the Bluetooth status display twice. Why?
Apparently at random, my main working folder, on an external SSD, vanishes from the Finder. Is this a problem in macOS 11.1?
Two bugs – one affecting SDK version beyond 11.0, the other changing designation of the Audio privacy entitlement. Now fixed.
There’s no more critical app on your Mac, yet Disk Utility has suffered years of neglect – years in which APFS has grown many new features, and all Disk Utility gets is bugs and workaround.
Disk Utility in Big Sur can turn a 1 TB external disk into 4.5 TB or more of imaginary containers. Sadly it’s just a bug, and here’s how to work around it.
We don’t know when Apple decided to introduce Big Sur’s SSV, but even now it hasn’t told users it won’t be releasing standalone updates for 11.0.1 or 11.1.
macOS Help system was last revamped in High Sierra, and has worked well. Until Big Sur has problems finding Help books, and shows some in French. How Help should work.
The answer could be anything from 15 to 32 GB. Maybe the Finder’s just having a wild guess? Numbers courtesy of Big Sur and APFS.
Identical code using system_profiler to look up the firmware version number worked in two apps but failed in a third. The solution was obscure.