Apple Reportedly Preparing Fixes for Mavericks OS

Following user complaints about its new Mavericks version 10.9 of OS X, Apple is reportedly readying a package of performance and bug fixes. The updates, according to still unconfirmed reports on the Web, will include those for iBooks, Safari, Mail and the Remote Desktop Client, and possibly for system issues.

The Safari update is expected to be labeled as version 7.0.1, indicating the fixes are primarily related to performance and bugs rather than adding any new functionality. The Remote Desktop client app is being updated to address overall reliability, usability and compatibility, while the Mail update will target the many issues being reported about the bundled Mail app.

Users have complained about a variety of issues with OS X Mavericks, which was released last month. These include hangups with downloading the OS and problems with the Mail app. Reported Mail issues include users not being able to delete messages, or view messages in the inbox. Some users have also said that they are not able to send e-mail, or canEUt rearrange Google's Gmail mailboxes in the Mail appEUs sidebar.

Second Monitors, Muted Sound

Users who have second monitors have also reported difficulties with mouse movement on second monitors that utilize a DisplayLink driver, following the Mavericks installation. Other monitor issues include severe flickering on DisplayLink screens for some applications or difficulties in display arrangements when using two or more displays.

There are also reports of sound being muted after the Mac awakens, following sleep mode. Some suggested workarounds for this issue have included inserting and removing headphones or rebooting the machine.

But, in spite of the issues, the new Mac OS had the strongest start of any OS X version. The Web analytics company Net Applications reported late last week that Apple's Mavericks OS X accounted for 10.9 percent of all versions of...

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