OS X Lion 10.7.3 Update Is Now Available, Get Downloading

OS X Lion 10.7.3 Update Is Now Available, Get Downloading

Apple just released the latest 10.7.3 update to OS X Lion over Software Update. You can download the update either through Software Update or by downloading the installer here.

Here’s the list of changes and bug fixes.

The OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update includes Safari 5.1.3 and fixes that:

  • Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support
  • Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X
  • Address compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows file sharing
  • Address an issue printing Microsoft Word documents that use markup
  • Address a graphics performance issue after sleep on some earlier iMacs that use ATI graphics
  • Resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep
  • Address an issue that may prevent Safari from opening before joining a wireless network
  • Fix a potential issue authenticating to an SMB DFS share
  • Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras

    Directory Services

  • Improve binding to read-only Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in “.local”
  • Improve reliability of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates by Active Directory clients
  • Allow login with an Active Directory username that contains a space
  • Improve compatibility with Active Directory schemas that have been extended with the “apple-user-homeDirectory” and “apple-user-homeurl” attributes
  • Fix home directory Dock item for Active Directory users with mobile accounts
  • Allow NIS users with MD5-hashed passwords to log in
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  • Geoffrey Vaughan

    did it also change the way your cursor looks when hovering over a link?

  • Michael Ascari

    I noticed that too, thought it was just me..

  • Dillon Schultz

    oh. wow. i think they did…

  • rawryree

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS. Just google 10.7.3 CUI errors, and you’ll see many mac users (including me) had this update completely ruin their system — I cannoy launch any apps, even the “about this mac” doesn’t work. Trying to figure out now how to get my USB Lion recovery working, but all it’ll do right now is put me in guest mode in Safari for some reason…. 

    Wait a day or two for them to fix this.

  • dcj001

    No problem here.

    2011 iMac (the small one – base model).

  • Jason Bartlett

    YAY FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES!!! It’s like getting a free present every time!

  • Angus MacAskill

    A 730MB download for a few bugfixes and languages I will never use? Gee, thanks Apple.

  • Radek Jonáš

    why? why the hell? Why not just color or something?

  • KeirThomas

    You can download and apply the full combo update. This will fix it. 

  • KeirThomas

    What I’ve noticed so far: They switched off several of the hidden special effects that you can activate in Launchpad–motion blur and altering the background blur, which used to be on Cmd+M and Cmd+B respectively. 

    These can be activated by a couple of “default write”s that I discovered ages ago. I’ll have to dig them out although let’s be honest — who actually uses Launchpad?

    Not noticed anything else different. The big fix for me will be if I can get my Mac online at public wifi services, such as in Starbucks. There (was?) a bug whereby it’s impossible to access HTTPS sites, such as webmail, or even Facebook if you have it configured for secure connections. Some people even experienced this on their home wifi services. 

    The bug whereby the screen shows ‘snow’ sometimes when I connect my Samsung monitor to my Macbook Pro still hasn’t gone away — it greeted me this morning when I arrived in the office. The fix is just to unplug then reattach the cable, but it’s annoying. 

    Will be interested to see if my TV’s set-top box can connect to my Macbook Pro too. It uses Samba/Windows File Sharing for this (it’s just a Linux device underneath). It just couldn’t connect previously, which was very frustrating and involved copying files onto USB memory sticks and transferring them that way. I suspect this is the biggest bug fix business people are waiting for–the simple ability to share files with Windows computers. 

    I suspect this update delivers fewer bug fixes than we were all hoping for. Makes me wonder what’s going on at Apple, but this has always been the way. 

  • ZeeKazim

    Downloaded.. Updated.. Everything’s fine over here!

  • jhchill666

    I’ve got to say, may MBP 2.66 i7, has lagged for ages, running a pretty basic amount of applications.  Just updated to 10.7.3, and it’s now running super fast!  I don’t know why this is, but it is noticably speedier!  Couldn’t be happier

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