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macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and Big Sur 11.7.5

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 to patch 24 and 23 security vulnerabilities, respectively. You can download these security updates using Software Update on Macs running Monterey or Big Sur. Although Apple doesn’t say that any of these vulnerabilities have been exploited in the wild, we recommend updating fairly soon. If you notice any problems, please let us know in the comments. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and macOS 11)

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Comments About macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and Big Sur 11.7.5

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  1. Fun fact for users who don’t have their browser language set to English: The link in the Software Update panel that supposedly has information about the content of the updates points to Apple security updates - Apple Support, which for me redirects to Apple-Sicherheitsupdates - Apple Support (DE) (German is set as the preferred language in my browser). But that page has not yet been updated with the Safari and macOS updates (the latest it shows is the GarageBand update from March 7).
    Until I investigated that today for some reason, it had annoyed me for years that the information was never there when it should have been, making it hard to evaluate whether an update was urgent. It never occurred to me that the pages just hadn’t been translated, even though the updates were already being pitched for download. :man_facepalming:

  2. Since updating my Macmini7.1 to macOS 12.6.4 yesterday, the Dock doesn’t work properly. Here’s the pattern:

    • After startup, the Dock sometimes appears.
    • After some startups, the Dock doesn’t appear. Adjusting System Preferences doesn’t make the Dock appear correctly.
    • After another restart, the Dock sometimes appears correctly, but, not always.

    Any other reports of this? Any suggestions for how to make the Dock appear correctly after each startup? Many thanks.

    My system info:

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini7,1
    Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor
    Speed: 2.6 GHz

    System Version: macOS 12.6.4 (21G526)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 21.6.0

    Version: 16.4 Obtained from: Apple
    Last Modified: 3/28/23, 11:20 AM
    Kind: Universal
    Signed by: Software Signing, Apple Code Signing Certification Authority, Apple Root CA
    Location: /Applications/
    Get Info String: 16.4, Copyright © 2003-2023 Apple Inc.

    Chipset Model: Intel Iris
    Type: GPU
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB
    Vendor: Intel
    Device ID: 0x0a2e
    Revision ID: 0x0009
    Metal Family: Supported, Metal GPUFamily macOS 1

  3. So first (and sorry if it’s obvious), what’s the setting in Dock Preferences for “Automatically hide and show the Dock”? Second, when the Dock doesn’t appear, is there a “Dock” process listed in Activity Monitor?

  4. Yes. All settings are correct.

  5. Worth checking to see if it happens in a guest account.

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