[UPDATE: CHANGES] Apple releases Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 4 update

Apple has just seeded an update to the recently released Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 4 update. We’re assuming that it’s only bug fixes and very small tweaks, but we’re downloading and installing as this is being typed nonetheless. Build number isб═11A494a.

Stay tuned for more.

UPDATE: Changes -б═

  • Updated login screen (new background):

  • There is a slightly new animation when switching windows into and out of full-screen mode
  • There is a new background for Mission Control:

  • By default, Mission Control is now activated by four-finger gestures (likely for people moving from Snow Leopard)
  • Preference panes have been moved around in System Preferences:

  • “About This Mac” has received a slightly new design:

  • Mail and LaunchPad databases have been updated. LaunchPad has been reset for some.б═
  • Users still cannot use multiple windows of a full-screen app in one “desktop” if using an external display.
  • It might be interesting to note that there must be at least one more update before Lion is released to the Mac App Store because videos on new gestures are still “coming soon.”:

  • It seems a new bug with scrolling between next and previous webpages in Safari has been introduced.б═
20 comments
AnthonyMa
AnthonyMa

Hey guys just testing out the new build and I got a massive bug: I can't seem to drag and drop files. Whenever I drag something it gets stuck with my cursor even after I let go. I know it's one of the drivers causing the problem because everything works fine when I boot in safe mode. Problem is I don't know which one it is. Does anyone else have the same issue?

nishikazuhiro
nishikazuhiro

Yeah, that bug in Safari is very annoying. After you scroll up or down, you can't swipe left or right between pages anymore. It works just fine if you don't scroll up or down.

Strange bug, and it's makes me sad, because it's a very stupid bug if you think about it. I was getting used to the swipe.

freetouse
freetouse

testing as a general [non-developer/power user] hasn't revealed any issues at all so far for [REDACTED] looking through systems and code later. I wish i could afford the $99 a year.

n9yty
n9yty

A birdie said that the extra voices can be downloaded now.

codenaga
codenaga

do multiple monitors still work as one big desktop, like in snow leopard, or is it now possible to use different 'spaces'(/desktops) on one monitor while having an external monitor always showing i.e. a fullscreen video?

dchao
dchao

GM Build will not be able to install over DP build, so there must be another build coming

JustinFreid
JustinFreid

Any hooks or direct mentions of iCloud?

antmarobel
antmarobel

It seems that that is a very ugly bug on Mission Control...Can someone confirm it?

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@AnthonyMa I haven't noticed this issue in the system-level, but it appears certain applications that haven't been updated yet are having troubles.

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@n9yty As far as I know, they've been downloadable for quite some time now...

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@dchao Most certainly there will be because there are a few bugs left and there are still place marks for videos.

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@JustinFreid At this time, developers must download a separate iCloud add-on for Mac OS X Lion. Not built in just yet.

AnthonyMa
AnthonyMa

@itsalltech @AnthonyMa I'm now back to snow leopard because the bug would make my cursor and my keyboard useless. It happened after I installed the air display driver (air display is the iOS app which makes your iPad a second wireless display) and after I tried to restore my computer from time machine backup. Maybe the bug is related to it? Hopefully apple will fix it before they release the GM

JustinFreid
JustinFreid

@itsalltech Thanks. I missed that in the WWDC details, do you have a link or coverage related to it?

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@JustinFreid It's a link from the Apple Developer Connection, meaning you'll have to be a dev to download it. We can't post a link because it's under a nondisclosure. Sorry.

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