Apple Bug Friday Review II: Mac OS X 10.4.4

Thursday, 2006-01-12; 03:38:00

So Mac OS X 10.4.4 is out. Sadly, it looks like most of the improvements were in making those damn extra widgets rather than fixing any of the bugs that I've reported. *sigh* Oh well. Here's everything you need to know:

ABF No.Official Bug No.Short DescriptionStatus in Mac OS X 10.4.4State in Bug Reporter system
 - 4145625CD/DVD burning creates coaster when other intensive tasks are running appears fixed closed
 - 4145629Command-Tab switcher does not honor keyboard layout not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
 - 4145635Disk usage and number of enclosed items should be stored as metadata so that accessing this information is immediate in Get Info windows not fixed closed
 - 4215588Hard drive usage statistics on desktop don't automatically update even though the statistics in Finder windows do not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
I4223711Keyboard layout switching inconsistent not fixed still open
II4234753Text fields don't always update appears fixed (turns out it definitely was NOT fixed in 10.4.3)  not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
IV4252818Up/down arrows don't work in Spotlight menu not fixed closed
V4262172Corrupted frame between cursor appearance changes not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
VI4270684Dashboard temporarily freezes interface on invocation not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
VII4293074Many items on desktop causes high CPU usage appears fixed still open
VIII4293075dragging items to blank CD/DVD creates incorrect aliases appears fixed closed, marked as duplicate
X4300880Finder incorrectly reports state of copying when uploading to iDisk not fixed, although instead of hanging at "About 5 seconds...", it says "Closing file..." closed, marked as duplicate
XI4311999Customizing date and time format oddities partially fixed -- customization of different lengths works as expected, but customization of medium-length time format still resets Date and Time control panel settings, and the interface for changing formats isn't improved closed, marked as duplicate (original bug ID: 4084483)
XII4322243white lines through feeds in Safari not fixed closed marked as duplicate (original bug ID: 3633944)
XIII4364497excessive grid spacing on Desktop for 10 point font size not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
XIV4364498iTunes does not allow some info/options to be changed en-masse, no "TV Show" option for Video Kind partially fixed: there is now a "TV Show" option for video kind in iTunes 6.0.2, but it hasn't addressed the problem of not being able to batch change some info/options still open
XV4364501can't set "Video Kind" property via AppleScript not fixed still open
XVI4364505performance problems when playing videos in iTunes appears not fixed closed, marked as duplicate (original bug ID: 4299155)
XVII4364506weird horizontal scrolling problem in QuickTime Player not fixed closed, marked as duplicate
XVIII4364508Front Row can't navigate some DVDs not fixed still open
XIX4364509Front Row doesn't display additional media info not fixed still open
XX4394570scrubbing doesn't work when iTunes is in mini-mode not fixed closed, marked as duplicate (original bug ID: 4284706)
XXI4394575iTunes mini-mode window spontaneously changes to "iPod Synchronization Complete" appears not fixed, but not sure still open
XXII4394583NSTableColumns don't trigger autosave positions of the NSTableView to update when they are added to the NSTableView not fixed open, requesting sample project demonstrating problem
XXIII4394612telling Front Row to activate via an AppleScript causes problems not fixed, although now it is not possible to press the virtual escape key to trigger Front Row: you have to rely on the Keyboard and Mouse pref pane shortcut -- you can still get this bug to happen, though still open

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