Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update - Macenstein

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update

Less than 20 days after releasing Leopard, Apple has put out the first “point” release to the OS, featuring a slew of minor bug fixes and security updates. You can download the 110 MB update via Software Update, or by clicking here. So far it seems like a fairly benign update on our systems, but let us know if anything breaks.


About the 10.5.1 Update:

The following improvements for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs are included in this update


• Allows password-protected accounts on AirPort Disks to show up on in the Finder’s Shared Sidebar.
• Resolves an issue with saved passwords for wireless networks.

Back to My Mac

• Improves the reliability of Back to My Mac-enabled Macs appearing in the Finder’s Shared Sidebar.
• Improves compatibility with D-Link NAT gateways.

Disk utilities

• Restores the functionality of the progress bar during permission repairs in Disk Utility.
• Addresses an issue that could produce an alert when creating disk images using Disk Utility or Terminal.
• Improves disk partitioning when multiple RAID sets are created on the same disk.


• iCal alarms are now more reliably delivered via email.
• Resolves an issue when inviting attendees via a CalDAV account.


• Improves stability when resizing columns in the message viewer or switching between Stationery templates in email messages.
• Addresses an issue in which attachments enclosed inside an HTML link may not be clickable in email messages.
• Fixes an issue with email accounts added using the “Simple Setup” feature in which messages cannot be sent due to an SMTP connection failure.
• Improves Smart Mailboxes compatibility with .Mac Sync, and addresses an issue with To Do’s disappearing when using Smart Mailboxes.
• Resolves an issue with syncing Mail accounts with .Mac in which multiple On My Mac folders appear in the Mailbox pane.


• Addresses an issue in which Microsoft Windows shared folders may be read-only when connected via SMB.


• Resolves an issue in which user-selected values on Paper Feed PDE are reset to default while saving a custom preset.

Security, Firewall

• Addresses a code signing issue; third-party applications can now run when included in the Application Firewall or when whitelisted in Parental Controls.
• In Security preferences’ Firewall tab, the “Block All” option is now called “Allow Only essential services”
• Includes recent Apple security updates.

System and Finder

• Addresses a potential data loss issue when moving files across partitions in the Finder.
• Resolves an issue with login after turning off FileVault for a specific user account.
• Improves compatibility with Adobe Flash-based uploaders used by .Mac Web Gallery and certain other websites and applications.
• Resolves a potential text drawing issue with certain Adobe Flash-based websites and applications.

Time Machine

• Addresses formatting issues with certain drives used with Time Machine (specifically, single-partition MBR drives greater than 512 GB in size as well as NTFS drives of any size and partition scheme).
• Resolves an issue in which files restored in Time Machine may be restored to the backup hierarchy rather than the folders to which they belong.

4 Responses to “Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update”
  1. doug says:

    I guess it was silly to hope there’d be any new features this early in the update process, but this update is lame.

  2. Rowlings says:

    No Problems here, Doc.

  3. Dave-O says:

    It’s silly to expect new features in any point update. It’s a bit much to hope for a fix to the much maligned Spaces.

  4. Georg says:

    “Addresses a potential data loss issue when moving files across partitions in the Finder.” – Hooray!

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