Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.2 update, fixes Guest account data deletion bug and much more



apple-max-os-x-10-6-snow-leopardApple has rolled out Mac OS X 10.6.2 update. Apple regards this update as a release, that focuses on security, compatibility and stability aspects. Mac OS X 10.6.2 is the second update to be rolled out since the launch of Snow Leopard, three months back. Mac OS X 10.6.2 fixes the Guest Account Bug, which deleted user’s data when the user logged in as a Guest. It also brings an end to Intel Atom support which is bad news for hackintosh netbooks who want to upgrade to 10.6.2. The second Mac OS X update is said to contain fixes for more than 30 bugs. Apple recommends all the Mac OS X users to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.2.

Mac OS X 10.6.2 fixes

The bug fixes that this update brings, are categorized into different groups namely general OS fixes, Safari fixes, Graphics fixes, font fixes, mail fixes, printing  and faxing fixes, network fixes, MobileMe fixes, and mail fixes

General OS fixes

  • An issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account.
  • An issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly.
  • Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts.
  • The reliability of menu extra.
  • An issue in Dictionary when using Hebrew as the primary language.
  • Shutter-click sound effect when taking a screenshot.
  • An issue with the four-finger swipe gesture.
  • An issue adding images to contacts in Address Book.
  • An issue in Front Row that could cause sluggish or slow frame rates while watching videos.
  • Creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users.
  • Reliability and duration of VPN connections.
  • General reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk.
  • Overall improvements to VoiceOver performance.
  • This update addresses video playback and performance issues for iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers that may occur in some situations while AirPort is turned on.

Fonts fixes

  • An issue with font spacing.
  • An issue in which some Fonts are missing.
  • Font duplication issues.
  • An issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly.

Graphics fixes

  • An issue when connecting monitors to DVI and Mini DisplayPort adapters.
  • An issue in which the brightness setting may not be remembered on restart.
  • Addresses functionality with specific display model.
  • General reliability and performance improvements when using some applications.

Mail fixes


  • A situation in which Mail’s unread count may not update properly as messages are read on another computer.
  • An issue in which deleted RSS feeds may return.
  • An issue in which Mail cannot preview or Quick Look attachments when composing a new message.
  • An issue that can cause Address Book and/or Mail to stop responding when opened.
  • An issue in which email messages received from an Exchange Server are not formatted correctly.
  • An issue in which Mail reports “Account exceeded bandwidth limits” for some Gmail accounts.

MobileMe fixes

  • Performance when accessing files from iDisk via the Finder and syncing iDisk files.
  • An issue in which syncing iDisk files does not proceed beyond checking items.
  • Reliability and performance when syncing contacts, calendars, and bookmarks with MobileMe (syncing with iTunes and iSync are also improved).
  • An issue that prevents some users from logging into MobileMe via the MobileMe System Preference pane.

Network file systems

  • Compatibility with third-party AFP servers.
  • File synchronization for portable home directories.

Printing and faxing fixes

  • Automatic printer updates improvements.
  • Print dialog allowing you to enter and send to more than one fax recipient.

Safari fixes

  • A graphics distortion issue in Safari Top Sites.
  • Safari plug-in reliability.

Download Mac OS X 10.6.2