Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update fixes Wifi, Mail bugs and more

Apple's OS X Yosemite's update released on Monday has promised to address a number of issues experienced by users since the operating system was released in October.

Apple's Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.

Apple's Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is recommended for all users (as usual) and provides the following improvements.

  • Wifi reliability
  • Microsoft Exchange Server connectivity reliability
  • Better reliability sending emails messages using certain email providers
  • Improves reliability when connecting to remote computers using Back to my Mac

Other fixes provided by this update:

  • Resolutions for issues that cause sharing services, Actions, and Notification Center widgets may not be available
  • Addressed an issue that caused Notification Centre settings to be lost after restart
  • Addressed problems that caused App Store not to display certain updates
  • Addressed an issue that prevented Mac Mini computers waking from sleep
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Time Capsule from finding and displaying older backups

OS X Yosemite is a free update available available on the Mac App Store.  It will be displayed as a recommended update when searching for updates.

Show Library folder and other Hidden files in Mac OSX

In any operating system you'll find hidden files.  There are a few reasons for doing this... since they are never or rarely accessed by the user, they are hidden to give a cleaner appearance, and also as a protection mechanism... if the user can't see these files, they are unlikely to accidentally or intentionally alter or delete them.  Many hidden files and folders are necessary to the stable operation of the Mac, containing configuration detail and preferences of the OS and programs.

But sometimes we find it necessary that we access these hidden files or folders... usually during Mac servicing when we need to fix an issue, or take a closer look at disk usage, or file contents.

The ~/Library/ folder is one we access commonly to work on user profile issues.  In Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) and on this folder is hidden.  You can access it easily though by doing the following.

Open Finder, then in the tool bar hit "Go".  You'll see the following:

Finder GO Menu

Finder GO Menu

Now hold down the Alt + Option key.  The Library folder will become visible.  This is an easy way to show the User Library folder.

Now if you want to show hidden folders and files in other areas of your Mac, we need to go to the terminal.  Run Terminal, then type the following and press "Enter":

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

You also need to to type the following into Terminal and press "Enter":

killall Finder

Now this sounds bad but all it does is kill any Finder running processes... it will start a new Finder process for you.

The hidden files and folders on your Mac should now be visible.  Replace "TRUE" with "FALSE" to reverse this.  You will need to run the "killall Finder" as before.  

Let us know if our Mac Support Services can help you.

Mac OSX show hidden files and folders.

Mac OSX show hidden files and folders.