Time to speak Klingon to your Mac. Or, rather, don’t try this at home or you could end up with mixed languages, and Help pages in something else.
Users need to know what changes in each update to macOS, as it may fix existing bugs and introduce new ones. Here’s how I work out what has changed, and its limitations.
Is it possible to update a bootable external SSD connected to an M1 Mac from 11.2.1 to 11.2.2? A quest through nearly 60 GB of macOS updates in less than 4 weeks.
When the App Store keeps refusing to install an update, there’s a limited range of solutions. Sometimes the traditional fix works best.
Indexing and search diagrammed, leading to the diagnosis of problems with Spotlight, and their resolution.
Adds further features to diagnose Spotlight indexing and search problems. First full release at last.
How to install macOS on your M1 Mac’s external SSD. But it comes with a snag: you can only install 11.2 and can’t update it to 11.2.1.
Why can’t my Macs find text in Rich Text files? This explains how to diagnose the cause – which here is a bug in Big Sur’s Spotlight importer for RTF.
The surprise minor update to macOS 11.2.1 is smaller in size than the 11.2 update: around 2.4 GB […]
EasyFind, Find Any File and HoudahSpot compared, and tested against a wide range of search targets. The results are surprising.