New Things To Check Out In macOS Big Sur 11.1

There are a few new features in macOS 11.1 you should know about. There are new News app widgets, a new default search engine option in Safari, and improvements for running iOS apps on M1 Macs.

Comments: 10 Responses to “New Things To Check Out In macOS Big Sur 11.1”

    JamesJM
    10 months ago

    I’ve noticed that now when you click open a menu, such as any of the menu bar items, you must click OFF to remove the focus of that menu… I believe this is new? Is there any way to change this so that simply moving the cursor off the opened menu, as I believe it was in the past, will close the menu and change the focus?

    10 months ago

    JamesJM: I haven’t noticed any difference in how the menu bar works, but I can’t say I ever click the menu bar and then don’t choose a menu item.

    JamesJM
    10 months ago

    Gary… doesn’t matter if you choose or not. For example…. if I click the Sound it opens…. choose an option, (adjust volume, switch sounds output), or not that menu remains open until I click off.

    10 months ago

    JamesJM: Oh, so the menu bar icons on the right. I see what you mean. That’s the way it works for me. I can’t remember if it worked that way before or not to be honest with you.

    Delfin Bracero
    10 months ago

    since the update, when I click on a photo to Save Image As… the window has shrunk. When I drag the window to my desired length, it does not stay that way the next time I try to save a photo, it goes back to the minimal size. Any way I can save the desired window size?

    10 months ago

    Delfin: Sorry. I don’t think there is a way to customize that.

    Xavier
    10 months ago

    Have you noticed if they have tweaked how search results work in the Mail app? Mail search is unreliable, and fairly frustrating, in Big Sur. Thanks!!

    10 months ago

    Xavier: Actually, seems to work very well for me. Remember that email functionality is mostly on the server, not the client. When you search, it should be calling out to the server for results. So how well it works depends on what you use for your email service.

    Bill Markle
    10 months ago

    I have noticed that some of the iMessages don’t come to my Mac Mini (Apple Silicon M1) like they did on my old Mac Mini with Catalina. Specifically the texts used for Two-Factor_Authentication. They used to appear on my Mac as well as my IOS devices. Regular Messages are share among all of my devices (MacOS and IOS).

    10 months ago

    Bill: Did you remember to add your new Mac to the list of SMS forwarding on your iPhone? If you didn’t, then those SMS messages won’t be sent to your Mac.

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