Apple’s OS X Mavericks version of its operating system for Mac computers is being adopted at a record pace. But there are also reports of a variety of issues, including problems with installation, the Mail app, and multiple monitors.
In just the first 24 hours of its availability, Mavericks version 10.9 accounted for 5.5 percent of all Mac-based Web traffic in the U.S. and Canada, according to ad network Chitika. The OS was released on Tuesday, and that traffic volume, if accurate, is more than three times the 1.6 percent of traffic recorded for Mountain Lion during its first 24 hours.
A key reason for the high adoption, of course, could well be this version’s price: free. Although the Mountain Lion update was only $19.99, any price tag is more of a hurdle than none.
Throughout the Web, there are reports of various installation problems, including incomplete downloads, hard disk errors, and installations that get hung up.
When downloading the OS, one circulating suggestion is to try again if there’s a problem, because of the high level of traffic. For hard disk errors, hold down Command-R immediately after the chime when the Mac is starting up. This will reboot the OS X recovery partition, after which Disk Utility can be run to undertake a disk repair routine on the main boot drive. Any errors can then be fixed, followed by a normal restart and resumption of the installation.
For installations that get hung up, wait about an hour to see if the installation resumes. If not, quit the installer or force-quit it, then reboot and try again.
There have also been reports of problems involving the Mavericks Mail app and Google’s Gmail. One such issue is that the Mail app cannot delete or does not show messages in the Inbox. Some users have also said that they are not able to send e-mail, or can’t rearrange Gmail mailboxes in the Mail app’s sidebar.
Users who have second monitors have reported difficulties with mouse movement on second monitors that utilize a DisplayLink driver, following the Mavericks installation. Other issues include severe flickering on DisplayLink screens for some applications or difficulties in display arrangements when using two or more displays.
This steady drip of problems is not, of course, uncommon for new releases, although Apple may be having second thoughts about naming version 10.9 after a surfing site in California and using a default image of a crashing wave.
Mavericks can run on any Mac computer that can run Version 10.8 Mountain Lion, although the machine needs to have at least OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. The new OS features an updated Maps and iBooks app, a new power management that Apple says can reduce CPU usage by as much as 72 percent, enhanced security for apps and browser plug-ins, and a new Tags feature for organizing files in a way that is consistent across Macs and iOS devices.
Posted: 2013-12-16 @ 2:09pm PT
I believe a Global Law Action Suit is granted. The amount of human hours, worldwide, wasted trying to overcome the problems generated after the installation of Maverick has to be significant. Add this to my adoption of iOS 7 on my iphone 4, and I am, for the first time, considering leaving my Mac Book Pro and iPhones behind and switching back to 2 alternative devices with MICROSOFT. (my Ipad 2 has tolerated reasonably well the "upgrade").
Posted: 2013-12-16 @ 10:25am PT
Apple Mail: Sent mail and trashed mail at home (10.9) no longer appear in my Apple Mail at work (10.6.8), and vice versa. This is very inconvenient. Also hate the way the Mail Downloads folder creates intermediate unlabeled folders, and the way trash accumulates dozens of intermediate "draft" entries.
Posted: 2013-12-15 @ 3:19am PT
It is really frustrating to have to restart my mac two or three times a day with Maverick. And this is not even opening the Mail app which makes it worst.
Wonder when they will come up with an update to fix this, before everybody goes back to Mountain Lion.
Posted: 2013-12-14 @ 11:33pm PT
Wow -- it's reassuring, in a way, to see that I'm not the only one having these problems. Looks like it's time to sell my Apple stock too.
Posted: 2013-12-14 @ 4:51pm PT
I want to get rid of mavericks because i cant use word or exel entourage anything microsoft related
Posted: 2013-12-13 @ 1:19am PT
Mavericks has made me switch back to pc. I loved apple how everything worked so well together and how easy and fast everything was. Then Mavericks came along and made my 2011 MBP and my 2012 iMac glitchy and slow. I have read about many people that have had the same problems. No wonder it was free. I have literally switched back to PC and I will say Windows 8.1 runs like my Apple used to and also faster. When my contract is up with my iPhone I will go to windows 8 phone as well. Apple is going down hill and if they don't do something about it they wont be able to ride on there name anymore.
Posted: 2013-12-12 @ 4:32pm PT
I can't process raw images on my Apple laptop unless they are changed to tiff/jpg.When opening the raw files more than half the screen turns black in i-photo and lightroom 5
Posted: 2013-12-11 @ 4:38pm PT
@oldmachand linux isn't that much better right now. Win8 is a POS, and the linux camps are splintering far to much right now as well.
Posted: 2013-12-11 @ 8:08am PT
I've been with mac since 1986, was a software engineer for Apple, am developing for the web and wouldn't touch a PC if my life depended on it... but I'm totally disgusted with Apple. If only people would start developing more serious software for Linux I'd be over in a shot.
Some people who do not complain about OS X since Snow Leopard are new to mac or low key users. ANYONE who uses a mac as a serious tool just wants to scream at Apple. It's not coincidental that everything started going to hell as soon as Jobs had to leave his leadership role.
Moron engineers at Apple are dumbing things down and putting in features nobody cares about or uses.
In Snow Leopard, as a very small example... you could size a finder window anyway you wanted (even very small for a laptop) and it was remembered... now you are stuck to some huge size decided for you and it's almost never the same when you reopen the window.
Yes, that seems trivial but it's the kind of attention to detail Steve Jobs insisted on for Apple... gone. I thought Lion and Mt Lion were just learning curves and Mavericks would have cleared up things, but now you can't even open an FLV movie in the finder... the single most popular codex for movies online.
Apple's day is... simply stated... over. It left with Steve and has fallen into the hands of marketing morons rather than productivity engineers.
I'm taking a hard look at Linux again... ANYONE who comes up with a reasonable replacement for OS X (and of course windoze) will make an absolute fortune at this point.
Posted: 2013-12-10 @ 11:59am PT
Many issues with OS 10.9.... Mac Mail does not connect properly. Sometimes more than one click is necessary. I have two screens. Windows between the screens disappear then reappear on the other window. You can't straddle both screens with a window.
Posted: 2013-12-10 @ 6:24am PT
Why did you mess with it?
Posted: 2013-12-08 @ 6:11pm PT
I continue to have nothing but problems since "upgrading" to Mavericks. I have reinstalled multiple times and even that did not help. Apparently, there are 100's of problems, as posted by so many, and still no 10.91 fix released must reflect their trying to fix many, many problems. Really, nothing is working right. I feel like an idiot for installing...
Posted: 2013-12-06 @ 11:40pm PT
Folks, I hear so many of you saying I see a PC in my future, which honestly cracks me up. Are you guys NUTS? EVERY Computer and Operating System has its issues, but C'mon. A PC in your future???
Obviously you haven't used a PC either EVER! or in a very long time!!! Microsoft's way of making their software more secure is to lock YOUR ASS out of it. Yes I said YOUR ASS. EVEN if you are the system administrator, you'll find yourself locked out of things that will leave you begging for the issues you've been having with your Mac.
I'm sorry, but I've supported PCs professionally for over 25years and for the past 5 years Macs and PCs. And there is NO comparison. The Mac blows away the PC in damn near EVERY Category.
I really wonder why you are all having so many problems. The ratings on Mavericks has been outstanding, and my experience so far, has been very good as well.
I've jumped from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and am seriously enjoying the new operating system's features.
It makes me wonder if folks aren't aware of the system requirements for the new Operating System. Before you upgrade, make sure your system has the resources required and you'll be a lot better off. Even Lion took WAY more resources than Snow Leopard.
Anyway, that's just my .02 on the subject.
Posted: 2013-12-06 @ 8:36pm PT
They should have started naming the new operating systems after tires as I spend most of my time watching a spinning wheel or choppy iTunes video or simply trying to shutdown a stuck app. iTunes and Mavericks blows.
Posted: 2013-12-06 @ 11:47am PT
I think they should get rid of the cloud being necessary in order to sync the computer (Mavericks) with the iPhone.
Greg in Portland:
Posted: 2013-12-04 @ 2:44am PT
I’m just having issue after issue with Mavericks. Now the dock quit working, and that’s a real bummer having to reboot or type in the apps you are using in the finder to get back to them. Keyboard is really slow (many complaints) to the point of being unusable. Other stuff services Like ISOF and ‘distnoited' randomly start up and start hogging all the CPU time and cause the whole thing to stall.
I’ve noticed even Apple applications like Final Cut 7, Soundtrack Pro, Aperture and Adobe Acrobat Pro are unstable and crash continually. Many complain of older versions of popular and current Apple software are reported to be incompatible or buggy.
Also, it appears you can’t roll back to Mountain Lion after installing Mavericks, Clean install only or restore only.
Apple is really loosing it now that Microsoft has lost it, but while Windows was a pain at least the basic interface usually worked.
After 5 years with two Macs I'm seriously thinking about going back to Windows. Good thing Macs run Windows better then most PCs
Jimmy in Palm Springs:
Posted: 2013-12-02 @ 7:52pm PT
I "upgraded" to Maverick (if one can indeed call it an upgrade???) from Mountain Lion on my 10 month old iMac the same week I downloaded the new IOS 7.0.4 system to my somewhat older iPhone. Both systems have been disastrous... many functions incredibly slow, jumpy screens, scroll functions not working consistently, Calendar app (on both devices) more unstable & full of bugs than before (despite the enhanced features), various functions on iWorks apps that I liked & used regularly now gone, etc, etc. I'm far from bein' a techie and have found virtually no simple solutions to these multiple issues on the Apple Support webpages, so guess I'm gonna to have to make another 40 mile round trip to the Apple Store's in-person assistance counter. I'm simply sharing my experience here in empathy over similar problems others have apparently experienced. I've been a Mac user & fan for 23 years, but alas, I am truly done with Apple products. I wasn't happy when Apple obsolesced my 4 year old iMac Power PC (that still worked great) by eliminating MobileMe and making iCloud inaccessible to non-intel duo or quad processor machines. I bit the bullet with that, and bought a new iMac I didn't need, but felt compelled to buy to keep my devices syncing. In just a little over a year after upgrading to a 2011 iMac, the machine had created & caused so many problems that Apple found it more prudent to replace it with another, newer iMac with Mountain Lion. Thank God for Apple (extended) Care Protection, since the 2011 machine died literally 2 days after the 1 yr. warranty was up. Still, it cost me to buy some new peripherals that would work more optimally with Mountain Lion. Now, Apple has foisted Maverick (and IOS 7.0.4) on us, both loaded with bugs that seem to have no easy resolution. I, too, may switch back to Mountain Lion on my iMac, but this will be my very last Apple computer. All the various companies may present issues & problems, but Apple products are just too dang expensive to put up with the crap. My iPhone is going in the trash after the first of the year, and I'll be buying some other manufacturer's smart phone. It may not sync with iCloud, but my life isn't so complicated that it warrants all the complications presented by the not-so-seemless syncing of Apple products. Personally, I could go back to a computer not linked to the cloud at all & a corded landline phone if I had to. Life's too short for so much complication & hassle!
Posted: 2013-12-02 @ 2:06pm PT
@Matt and everyone else caught off guard by the new treatment of AVCHD folder as a file (viewer). an easy slap yourself in the face solution to it is to simply show package content, then show package content on BDMV and voila. all your files.
Posted: 2013-12-02 @ 7:19am PT
My Macbook Pro with an extra monitor connected with mini DVI port. I had Photoshop tools and menus on my laptop and the photos on the extra screen. When I was fixing a photo, the extra monitor showed some weird behavior, so I decided to save my work. It was amazing my laptop went into freezing and finally it went off, It restarted but it did not pass through the Apple sign and the small gray wheel. I tried to use HD Recovery and it was the same. Finally I solved it using the "T" Target mode with another Imac. Is it possible to solve it.
Posted: 2013-12-02 @ 3:34am PT
Hear that noise?
It's Steve Jobs, rolling over!
Posted: 2013-12-01 @ 11:06pm PT
I think the name Mavericks is very appropriate as more people crash on that wave, usually with not good endings, seems Apple Mavericks is following the same trend.
Posted: 2013-12-01 @ 4:19pm PT
I think both Mavericks and iOS 7 are disastrous. Yes, they each have a few things that I like, but there are multiple, very serious issues with both that continue to cost me significantly in productivity. I keep thinking they will issue fixes any time now, but am considering reverting to Mountain Lion and would revert to iOS 6, if it were possible. I can't wait much longer.
Steve no Job:
Posted: 2013-12-01 @ 12:45pm PT
I think it s CRAP. Time to sell apple shares.
Posted: 2013-11-29 @ 11:28pm PT
Sorry to hear so many people having problems. My experience so far has been excellent. I was kind of forced into an upgrade due to HD problems on my laptop, so I upgraded the HD to a SSD and now the 2011 Macbook Pro is working better than ever, and previously it wasn't bad with 10.6.8. My desktop is not as good -- my dual display video card isn't working. I don't like the change in Apple Mail from 10.6.8 to 10.9. Other things, such as the push for iCloud/always being online are really annoying, but that's the trend across all the big companies these days. My students with new laptops and Mavericks have had few problems, other than the nonsense with AVCHD folders being treated like a single file and the Quicktme player being the worst ever. I am thankful for VLC player and that I still can run Quicktime 7!
Posted: 2013-11-28 @ 7:30pm PT
I spent $2400 on a juiced up new iMac. I used it for 3 days, with an external display. No problem. Then I upgraded to mavericks and the external screen became my main screen and imac went black. It took 2 weeks to fix. Then I got it back and after a day it died, it won't turn on. I didnt even plug in the external monitor because I was paranoid. I'm super annoyed with Apple now. They won't give me a new imac and I'm stuck with this broken thing that I have to get fixed again.
Posted: 2013-11-28 @ 8:59am PT
Am very tempted to go back to Mountain Lion. It was a slick system with almost no crashes or other problems. Mavericks looks neat but is so slow - yes -really. I spend so much time looking at the spinning wheel and restarting that I can't use it for anything much. Luckily I still have an old laptop running Windows 8.1 and it is proving more reliable than my MacBook Pro - there I've said it. Sorry Apple - if you are really trying to use Mavericks for 'proper computing" forget it.
Posted: 2013-11-27 @ 6:08pm PT
For the first time ever I've decided to reinstall the previous version (ML) from backup. Mavericks is a huge step back. Moving around in PDF files in Preview now sucks. Automator calendar tasks don't work any more. My Automator/AppleScript service to convert Pages files to PDF now crashes Pages randomly. The file colors in Finder are gone (now just a small dot). Quicklook (space bar) cannot play my .mp4 files any more. And my iMac can't even go to sleep! Going to sleep tages ages, and often fails. Almost EVERYTHING that I use my Mac for on a daily basis has been negatively affected by Mavericks. Back to ML! And this might also be the first step away from OS/X for me. I don't trust it any more.
Posted: 2013-11-27 @ 12:37pm PT
Been a mac user since 1987, but I'm liking what microsoft are doing these day
Posted: 2013-11-27 @ 8:06am PT
The "upgrade" to Mavericks has been an absolutely horrible experience. Horrible. Been a Mac user since 1985. But now it may be time to replace Mac with a Win7 machine. Sad that Microsoft, who essentially pirated OSX, makes a better OS now than the originator does with their Mavericks debacle. Really, really sad.
Posted: 2013-11-26 @ 7:03pm PT
I upgraded to Mavericks and I regret it to my very bone marrow. I use Finder's colored label features every day. EVERY day. I'm currently scouring the internet for a copy of Mountain Lion so I can revert. Will never upgrade OS X again.
Posted: 2013-11-26 @ 2:04pm PT
Like everybody else here (except of course for the Mac fanboys who'd rather die than ever criticize Dear Apple - and I mean that literally, not figuratively) I have had an average of 4 crashes per day since installing Mavericks, memory just vanishing to God-knows-where, CPU working so hard my fan can barely keep up with it, slow file loads on my SSD drive (I may as well not even upgraded to SSD), and more.
The main frustration I have is that, as a guy who's been working professionally with computers since they became available, I can't even explain why these things are happening!
If the problems only happened when I, say, had multiple large Photoshop files open or was running memory intensive applications simultaneously, I could at least get my head around it. But I've had my system crash when all I had open was TextEdit and Finder!
Prior to installing Mavericks, my Macbook had crashed exactly ZERO times - and I use the Heck out of this thing. Since installing, as I said above, I'm averaging 4 crashes a day. ALL under completely different and unpredictable circumstances.
I don't even know what to specifically complain to Apple about because the crashes occur so randomly.
People installed Mavericks for two main reasons. First, because it was free. Everybody is attracted to free stuff. But second, because we trusted Apple and its "It Just Works" record.
Apple has betrayed that trust with Mavericks. Tim Cook and pals are gonna have a hard time getting it back.
Sorry, fanboys, but Post-Jobs Apple is going the way of Post-Gates Microsoft.
Posted: 2013-11-26 @ 12:15pm PT
The latest OS update has made me realize that Mac is no longer "Mac". The stability that I associated with a Mac in the past is no more. The technical help is only good for a short time and then one is back in the unstable Mac world. I see a PC in my future.
Posted: 2013-11-26 @ 7:41am PT
Since I downloaded Mavericks, I have found that if my modem is active, the mouse does not track across the screen without hesitating ever 10-20mm... It really is a pain.
Posted: 2013-11-25 @ 2:50pm PT
One article said: Mavericks is for free, what do you expect?
In my opinion, you get what you paid for: a master plan for moving people to iCloud. Give us your data, get more dependent...
I guess we have to learn not to update without proofing. Buying a second drive and installing updates there - just to be sure that paying nothing does not mean to loose - could be a good plan.
Posted: 2013-11-25 @ 6:55am PT
The way the colored tags are applied to files and folders is stupid and an unnecessary change. On the previous OS if you tagged a folder or file red for instance, the entire name would be red which made that file or folder very easy to spot among many other uncolored files and folders. Now, for some unknown reason, you only get a stupid round colored dot to the left of the file or folder if it's on the desktop and to the right if it's in a window with columns. If your window view is set to columns, the wider you have the columns set the further away the stupid dot is from the folder or file name. This makes it much harder to spot these files and folders compared to actually applying the tag color to the file or folder name as it was done in the previous OS versions dating way back. It's a dumb, unnecessary change. Apple is losing it.
Posted: 2013-11-25 @ 6:02am PT
Every time I download anything to update, it is like downloading malware from China. This and the new iWork's is terribly messed up.
Posted: 2013-11-24 @ 12:16pm PT
It is great in many ways but I've lost most of my I cal and having a nightmare getting it back, any help would be great???
Posted: 2013-11-24 @ 9:56am PT
Hugely disappointed with Maverick, my MBP never cashed in 3 years of constant use and abuse, now it bombs on a daily basis and takes ages to re boot, the connection to appletv constantly breaks down too. Looks like Bill Gates managed this release my mac has never performed more like a windows box, come on Apple get it right, just because it is free doesn't mean it can be crap!!!!
Jean from Canada:
Posted: 2013-11-23 @ 3:55pm PT
Updated a mid2009 macbook pro and a 2013 macbook air with no issues at all. On the 2009 mabook pro (from Snow) the system is a little bit slower while using a Virtual machine, otherwise perfect! Longer battery life, Iwork and Aperture got upgraded for free. Mail is different, but working fine.
Posted: 2013-11-23 @ 11:49am PT
It works, upgrade went well - but it reboots (kernel panic) now and again. Never did that before the upgrade. Wish I had waited :(
Posted: 2013-11-23 @ 10:34am PT
Upgraded to Maverick on 8 Nov 2013. MBP 2008 2.5GHz, 6 Gb ram and 250Gb SSD. Up until the upgrade my usage was 400Mb - 600Mb daily. I had no problems with the installation. With only a 50Gb limit for the month, I have only ever reached 30Gb once. All of a sudden, my daily usage goes to 4Gb - 6Gb. In six days, I went through 37Gb. As I am only a basic user this was horrific (was my machine reporting back to someone / somewhere).
Long story short, spoke with Apple Support (excellent). Backed up essential information (mail, photos, holiday video, music & safari bookmarks) to an external HD. I then reformatted the SSD and reinstalled Maverick. I was then walked through where to put my old files in the new system.
Up until today, 24 Nov, my machine is running faultlessly, stable with no problems that others are suffering. Battery usage increased for the first 3 days and now gives at least 30% - 40% extra time.
Do yourself and machine a favour and upgrade to a totally clean install.
Posted: 2013-11-23 @ 10:09am PT
I have a MacBook pro 15" retina late 2012. When running Mountain Lion it was a stable and good computer. After upgrading to Mavericks, it freezes several time each day. I'm having problems with Skype, Chrome and mail. I wouldn't recommend upgrading to Mavericks before they have fixed the bugs. I can't see why Apple had to release such an unfinished operating system. I haven't had as many problems since I was using Windows ME (Millennium Edition 13 years ago).
Posted: 2013-11-22 @ 11:50pm PT
Mavericks takes about 5 times longer to start up and about 10 times longer to shut down! The new behaviour of the power button is very confusing. And why did they have to remove the spin arrows from scrollbars? This makes scrolling in applications like Logic, etc. very annoying! I don't like the new feature Quit and Keep Windows at all. Some applications can't deal with it and crash. Finder doesn't reliably remember the display settings of a folder, it sometimes just resets them to what it thinks is better. All in all, KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF MAVERICKS until they've fixed these issues!!!
Posted: 2013-11-22 @ 9:12pm PT
After the updates, it still sucks. It's worse than Windows Vista. My laptop freezes constantly. Most of the time, the only fix is to pull the battery. How convenient. Not only does it take forever to boot up, it continually freezes. What moron tested and released this product?
Posted: 2013-11-22 @ 7:55am PT
The [….] just freezes on me about 5 times a day, but otherwise it's perfectly fine. Thanks a bundle, Apple engineers, for rolling out such an incredible piece of [….]. Can you think twice next time you are too cheap to run some basic tests before shipping?
Posted: 2013-11-21 @ 9:33pm PT
Horrible new OS, just horrible. Seems like Apple is trying its best to emulate Microsoft by creating a system that gets in the way of getting the work done... which leaves me wondering why use a Mac anymore at all. I don't know why they had to remove options such as opening folders in a new folder! Geesh. Hate it. Really, really HATE IT.
Posted: 2013-11-20 @ 7:42pm PT
WOW! I've had it easy! My MBP 17 works awesome! I don't use mail. But my battery life has never been better! Thanks Apple! My other two macs have worked better as well. Nothing but blue skies and sunshine!
Posted: 2013-11-20 @ 3:12pm PT
I've been using macs since 1989, this is the worst system release I've ever encountered. Got lulled into a false sense of security and installed Mavericks without waiting for a couple of updates. 4 of my system prefs won't 'hold', mail is totally useless. I haven't had to force start a machine freeze since owning this machine - until now, I'm experiencing at least 3 a day. Constantly checking out the App Store for updates - Nothing... Grrr
Posted: 2013-11-20 @ 1:49pm PT
Yup, not ready for prime time. Battery life on my MBA dropped over 50%, USB flash drive now writes so slow it is unusable.
Posted: 2013-11-20 @ 8:02am PT
Terrible release - totally not ready, more like an early Beta. Quark crashes when moving a text box. PDF files print garbage on HP printers - If you haven't upgraded DELAY until the real release comes out.
Posted: 2013-11-20 @ 6:34am PT
I hate Mavericks! I can't open any of my word 2011 docs and the computer won't recognize the program. Spent the past 3 days trying everything on the support posts.
Posted: 2013-11-20 @ 5:42am PT
I want my money back! Oh wait, this is the problem with "free"... I will no longer accept free products from Apple.
Posted: 2013-11-19 @ 9:35am PT
Congratulations, Apple -- My iMac crashed for the very first time in two years after installing Mavericks. It is as much of a "maverick" as John McCain.
ariesfire1, green bay,WI:
Posted: 2013-11-18 @ 12:11am PT
I owned Apple Products for many years and was happy with them. I don't think Steve Jobs would have let this OS roll out.
Mavericks and iTunes 11 are the worse updates in Apple's history. I pay for a podcast and can't even get it. It "asks for the password" about 5 times and than locks up. Most of my programs run slower than ever, gmail dosn't work in my mail app anymore. But these are only a few problems I've noticed.
2011 imac i5 12 gigs ram TB hd
kds1212 hou, tx:
Posted: 2013-11-17 @ 8:19pm PT
Installed Maverick Nov 10 and only have 1 bug for my usage. It seems that every time I turn off my 42 in TV screen that I use as a monitor with HDMI the desktop pic defaults to the green wave screen. Have not tried with 2nd monitor yet as I put the other monitor back to my pc. Other than that annoying problem all seems ok for my usage. My mail works fine.
I have multiple email accounts and the contacts, mail, and calendars all sync no problems.
Had a few things that I had to reenable as I downloaded Boom to increase the sound and that was disabled. Have to relaunch the app again every login, but all is well.
Posted: 2013-11-17 @ 4:33am PT
I have a late 2013 Mac Pro 15" and after installing Maverick it now freezes intermittently for no apparent reason. This is my first Apple in over 25 years and I now understand the Apple adoption of the old IBM client "lock in" in terms of using any non Apple tools or equip. Bad move Apple, didn't work for IBM, won't work for you; all you will do is alienate your clients and spawn clever competitors. Although the Mac Pro is a nice machine, I won't be buying another Apple product: I have no desire to be forced into using the cloud to perform simple tasks.
Posted: 2013-11-16 @ 1:16pm PT
My Mac has not been the same with Mavericks!!! It has taken over my trackpad!!!!
George in NY:
Posted: 2013-11-15 @ 8:48am PT
Disappointed, on desktop Magic Pad now useless takes over and does what it wants. Whole machine seems so much slower than before. Scanning with HP no longer works, have to use preview.
Posted: 2013-11-13 @ 9:20am PT
Killed my Time Machine
Posted: 2013-11-12 @ 1:00pm PT
Maverick, don't bother. It may be free but it is not free of bugs. Terrible.
Posted: 2013-11-12 @ 5:19am PT
Maverick is just awful.
I cannot count the number of freezes and bugs.
Posted: 2013-11-11 @ 1:15pm PT
iTunes doesn't work on MacBook Pro I tried Mareriks on . .
Posted: 2013-11-11 @ 10:37am PT
I have Adobe Creative Suite Cs3. It was operating properly with Lion. I installed Mavericks, now I cannot print from InDesign and Illustrator. Not Good!!!
Posted: 2013-11-10 @ 12:08am PT
The WORST Mac OS update. It blows my mind how they possibly could have messed it up as bad as they did. Don't install Mavericks if you haven't already.
Posted: 2013-11-09 @ 1:48pm PT
I'm still on Snow Leopard, on my 2007 17" iMac. I did not upgrade to Lion because half my production software would cease to function. I have watched upgrade after upgrade add stuff that I will never use. Luckily when I looked at Mavericks a month ago it said that Mavericks would not load on my system.
An example of the problems:
I have the iPad 2, using the white cable only, and the latest upgrade to GarageBand 2.0 wiped out my ability to play my own music, and demanded that I buy those features again. I was able to force the older version back on my system.
I had most of the e-book reading software loaded on my iPad: Kobo, Nook, etc.... I could read my e-books "offline" without needing an internet connection. Suddenly I have to sign in to an internet account to read the e-books I already have, yet I have no internet connection on my iPad.
Lines are starting to appear on my 17" iMac, so at some point I will have to replace my system. Can anyone recommend a good replacement computer and operating system that I should buy next year.
Posted: 2013-11-09 @ 7:43am PT
The other nuance to Mavericks is that you can no longer locally Sync your Macs and iOS devices, you are forced to use iCloud for this purpose, No choice, Apple way or Highway.
Posted: 2013-11-08 @ 2:59pm PT
Been running my business on Macs for 20 years. Was the first to own every model since the beginning. They have a serious problem with this OS. It is not ready, tt is not safe, and it does not deliver on any of the key features that differentiate is from OS 10.8x. I hate to say this because you can see that Tim and the team are trying - but this is simply not Steve's Apple anymore and perhaps it's foolish to expect it could be with mounting competitive pressures. Sadly, so far, this OS is worth what I paid for it and I have sent out a communications to all employees, colleagues and friends not to install it and to roll back to 10.8 if they have ESPECIALLY if the are using WD external drives. It's always sad to see something like this fail when you know they've given it their best...
Posted: 2013-11-08 @ 12:29pm PT
Guys.. they are beta-testing their new OS. Saves lot of money for them in testing. Once they refine it,they can put a price tag and start making money.
Posted: 2013-11-08 @ 7:37am PT
After a week of battling with the problems with Mavericks, I am restoring my MBP and iMac to OSX 10.8
Upgrading (or was it downgrading) to Mavericks was a big time wasting mistake. I am starting to wonder if my next laptop should be a Mac or not!
Posted: 2013-11-07 @ 5:47am PT
Problems with bluetooth in general plays havoc with magic mouse and iPhone tethering. Some crashes with 3rd party vpn and sluggish RDP networking as well. For some reason shutting down seems to take a lot longer than it used to as well.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 7:52pm PT
The Dock has reverted to one color, gray and only has 2D effects at the bottom. The Finder will not work at all at time for applications needing to open files/folder content. It just hangs until you reboot. Apple Mail shuts down constantly, for no reason. Thunderbird won't save attachments under Mavericks, with Finder failure. The reason it's free, is obvious...you get what you pay for.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 7:29pm PT
I am SO glad that I haven't taken the Mavericks update.
The ability to sync calendar, contacts, etc. using a USB cable has been disabled in Mavericks. For a whole bunch of reasons (security, Australian privacy law, my company's privacy and data protection policies, choice, operating in a place with no internet access, etc.) I cannot and will not accept what Apple has done with Mavericks.
What is Apple thinking? How can they degrade a product I have bought, and expect me to be happy?
I've had it with Apple - trust is broken. There was an iTunes update yesterday. Usually I would just robotically install it. Not anymore. Research required. What functionality has Apple deleted this time? What new and interesting ways have they found to make my life harder.
I've got 2 MacBooks, 1 iMac, three iPads, three iPhones, Apple TV and any number of iPods.
But that's the end of the road for me.
I accept that OSX (and IOS) are over for me.
Time to look around and spend my money elsewhere.
And to think, I used to be such a promoter (even an apologist) for Apple.
Apple isn't for the user anymore …
The scales have fallen from my eyes.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 4:18pm PT
After the rock like stability of Mountain Lion and good dependability over the last three years Mavericks is a serious disappointment. I have a standard late 2009 27" iMac with no add-ons. It now regularly freezes on log-out and needs a reboot to restart. Some third party software is now not working as well. Seems Apple are matching software standards to Microsoft now. Not impressed
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 1:39pm PT
Just had problem with keychain even though not using it. In effect it locked down imac-had to call for tech assist. Had to remove keychain alpha numerical file from FOL DER and move to desktop.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 12:43pm PT
No sound when playing video on a 2nd monitor. Disappointing.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 11:34am PT
Until Apple Mail is fixed, group mail is possible by right clicking the group name in contacts then select "Send e-mail to..." from the sub-menu
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 11:26am PT
VERY DISAPPOINTED. Mail might as well not exist. Unresponsive hyperlinks/mouseovers - lots of problems. I've had to temporarily move to using Opera and Thunderbird. Safari problems, Quicktime with more than one window open becomes unresponsive. It's a beta test.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 10:17am PT
I got a new MBP that came with 10.8. I played around with it for a while, installed my dev toolkits, editors, players and then decided to update to Mavericks... everything still works, only better in many cases, including Mail, Messages, Facetime, and Cloud support. Sounds like I should count myself lucky but the improved features make it worth it for me. Hopefully you all get your problems resolved soon.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 8:25am PT
I have a number of problems: Mail quite often cancels shut down and will not quit, so I have to force quit; TimeMachine appears quiet unusable at the moment as I am not able to select files to restore; in addition when I try to access it on the main monitor, I get a huge black square covering most of the screen - the only way I can do it at all is to move the dock to the second monitor - and I STILL can't select files to restore! Very unsatisfactory. Definitely the worst upgrade I have ever done. I suppose you get what you pay for.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 7:44am PT
I'll add another problem that I haven't seen mentioned. With Mavericks it is no longer possible to sync contacts and calendar via iTunes with a cable.
Now you can ONLY sync calendar and contacts via iCloud. Which means, in my family, instead of having a single Apple id that the whole family uses to buy music and movies, we now each need or own Apple id - just so we can keep our contacts and calendars separate.
And the calendar entries stored on the phone didn't push to iCloud. They would only show up on iCloud if I opened each calendar entry separately.
Wished I'd never "up"graded to Mavericks.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 6:33am PT
My MBP ran slow for a week, then just died. Could not start it up, it would crash randomly I installed NOTHING, changed NOTHING. I had to restore from Time Machine and now Mountain Lion runs freely. Mavericks is worth it's tag price: ZERO. We miss you Steve.
Posted: 2013-11-06 @ 4:12am PT
G-Mail Problems For Sure---Now I Use A Alternate Program---Thanks Alot
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 11:58pm PT
Installed 10.9 on my Mac Pro 2008 with 4 monitors works much better than 10.8. I am very happy with the upgrade. I haven't had a problem. Multi monitor support is much better. I can't understand the problems that others are writing about, Maverick is much better than any version of Lion.
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 9:38pm PT
After installing mavericks nothing related to jpg files works anymore. All of my other applications simply cannot identify jpg's. Even dropbox can't see them!
I tried upgrading all of my other software but nothing works. Funny though - all the same applications running in parallels work fine and recognize the jpgs.
I am right now reinstalling LION as Mavericks is just too frustrating. BAD APPLE
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 4:07pm PT
Problems with reading list not going away and also my iPad with the Maverick download opens upside down and reverts to correct position when an app is opened. Not bad if I can read upside down!
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 3:33pm PT
With OS 10.9, saving Word 14.3.8 docx documents into PDF reverses the page order of the document, making the PDF worthless!
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 2:12pm PT
8gb of RAM on a MacBook Pro Mid 2010 and Maverick makes it bog... hard.
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 7:28am PT
So I plug in my external hard drive to make a backup of some files....
And now I can't write to the external hard drive.
Can't drag/drop...get the bar/circle.
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 5:59am PT
Had no issues with Mavericks until I downloaded an update to a security program from my bank. Programs that I had open kept open and closing. Preventing me from using my computer. I had to reinstall Mavericks and not install the update to my bank.
Posted: 2013-11-05 @ 5:57am PT
I was more or less forced to upgrade from Snow Leopard, and have lost many features I liked, just as b****y well it was free! However, it is working properly though my iMac. Takes twice as long now to wake up from a standing start.
Posted: 2013-11-04 @ 8:48pm PT
As result of upgrading to the new Mavericks OS, I think I've lost ALL of my iMovie projects, I have muted sound on some sites, also lost ability to mirror to TV through HDMI switch box. Great!! I should have listened to my bro and waited. Not happy...
Posted: 2013-11-04 @ 4:29pm PT
I hope they fix Mail soon. I don't even use Gmail and my Mail app hasn't functioned at all well since I upgraded. Takes forever for messages to appear, some messages never appear, I can't delete messages and it is very difficult to move messages from one folder to another (some make the trip; others do not).
Wish I had not upgraded.
Posted: 2013-11-04 @ 8:22am PT
Really? Problems with a newly launched os, how is that possible? That never happened before. Well folks, this is basically standard with every new launch so don't worry, it will be solved like always. Just be sure to always make a backup before upgrading if you want to be safe. But to say it's terrible, come on, is this the first time you used a computer?
Posted: 2013-11-04 @ 7:46am PT
Running 2007 iMac with Mavericks. Only problem seems to be bringing up hard disk content in finder. Takes a while. Other than that, running fine. No download problems either. For those who are unhappy with Mavericks, don't you have a "super duper" back up copy of your hard disk to go back to?
R J Francis:
Posted: 2013-11-04 @ 5:40am PT
It's TERRIBLE. Uploaded it last week onto a MBPro with 4GB memory and it's just killed it stone dead. Everything takes forever to load and I really want to drop back down to Mountain Lion again. If your machine is running Mountain Lion well - DO NOT upgrade to Mavericks - it's just TERRIBLE.
Posted: 2013-11-04 @ 4:11am PT
Tried to install on a 2010 MacBook, and it completely froze, wouldn't restart. Managed to restore last backup from Time Machine, so now I'm back to Lion, which I'm happy with -- except I don't think I'll be able to sync new iPhone (and my old one has decided to let me hear callers only through earbuds).
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 5:38pm PT
Apple Snow Leopard, just a short time ago, was still 25% of all Apple computers online. There is a reason for that.
First, Apple failed to give SL users drivers for solid state drives. Still they didn't upgrade. Huh.
Lion and ML threw a lot of what people liked about SL under the bus. So Apple decided to cut Snow Leopard off at the knees and now has failed to upgrade Java from 6 to 7. So Java 7 based code has already started giving SL users grief. Broken functionality with FireFox, etc. So they are slowly forcing people to move to a new OS, weather they like it or not, just so their computers will continue to work.
It's not that SL users love Mavericks, it's just that they aren't left with much choice with Lion and ML as the alternatives. You pick the least terrible replacement and roll the dice.
Many don't want to used iCloud either. They don't want their personal information stored on some network somewhere. Apple doesn't seem to recognize those people and are forcing them more and more to participate in iCloud. The install for Mavericks, for example, hits you with giving Apple your ID right off the bat and has no selection to turn off iCloud. It's all or nothing.
After that, is registration time. So I guess my computer isn't registered anymore.
Applications is still missing from the Dock but hey, they give you a bunch of simpleton BS that you will delete within the first 15 minutes turning it on for the first time.
Oh well. At least they let us put devices at the top of Finder again and allow us to turn off tabs.
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 1:27pm PT
My Macbook Pro - Retina (2012) started shutting down any program when I try to open from from Desktop. This started at the install of Mavericks - 2 days ago
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 1:19pm PT
My mid-2007 iMac is running fine on Mavericks with one exception: I can't email from iPhoto anymore. Other than that, it is better than the Mountain Lion ever was. I feel like I got my old machine back as Mountain Lion was really really slow.
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 12:46pm PT
Have always trusted Apple's OS and downloaded every new OS as soon as it became available. BIG mistake with Maverick. Have multiple monitors and now have problems with them as well as various applications. Have to restart several times each day due to Finder problems. What a piece of c***!
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 11:54am PT
Firefox has gone insane since I downloaded Mavericks. The page keeps reloading whether it's Youtube or Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Is there a fix for this? Imac. three months old.
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 2:36am PT
Lost one Macbook Pro as a result of Maverick - screen is a blank on start-up (Mac pro 2007) and the newer Mac is so slow, it's crawling...
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 2:06am PT
I'm 2008 I got a new iMac with Leopard and marveled how great the multimedia experience was and how slick and fast it was compared to Windows. Since then I have noticed that Apple has progressively removed as many valuable features as it gained yet it's suffering from the bloat ware type affliction of Windows. Mavericks is clunky and slow: the slick multimedia experience is no more. I couldn't even use the much loved quick view on my movies! It seems like Apple only wants to introduce big brother updates - nothing that adds to the user experience! I still have my old Leopard machine and it's a far better experience than my newly installed maverick MacBook Pro. Please Apple don't turn into Microsoft!
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 1:08am PT
Awful - Safari and Mail are now near unusable and I have had switch to Firefox and Thunderbird.
Posted: 2013-11-03 @ 12:03am PT
Apple should be sued. Mac book pro 2012 basically died after upgrade to Maverick.
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 8:16pm PT
My MacBook Pro won't even boot up in recovery. We should all file a class action and teach that stupid fruit company a lesson. But seriously, let's file a class action lawsuit.
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 7:15pm PT
Apple doesn't seem to care about laggards who refuse to buy new computers every few years.
My Macbook Pro is now unbearably slow.
How about a warning on install - "Your system is X years old... Your system only has 4GB of RAM...... Don't try Mavericks..."
Am I now stuck with this until I pony of a few thousand dollars for a new Mac?
Spinning beach balls?
I bet they don't even bother to test on "old" Macs.
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 5:46pm PT
Why did you release it, Apple? EVERYthing has slowed down by a factor of 10.
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 2:10pm PT
I have a 2007 Mac Book Pro and upgraded from 10.8 with no problems. The system is stable and the slowness at startup vanished after the second day (caches?).
The only big issue is the external monitor: after the update it stopped to be recognized and/or crashes the system.
If I plug the DVI-composite adapter I get one of these:
- The system does not detect the second monitor (sys prefs or sys profiler)
- The system detects the second monitor, but does not send any signal
- The system detects the second monitor, but nothing appears and the main monitor becomes gray.
- The system crashes.
I tried resetting the PRAM and SMC to no avail. What's worse now also my Ubuntu and Windows XP (it's a triple boot MBP) cannot work with external monitor (??? firmware was changed by 10.9 ???).
I will now reinstall 10.8 hoping to bring back my external video port. :(
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 1:59pm PT
Please - Apple, release an update that REMOVES Maverick and brings my Mac back. I love Apple , usually, but this is a lemon. It has screwed up my iMovie library horribly and slowed the whole system down.
I think my only option is to re-install the OS and creep back up to where I was, to just before Maverick. If you haven't installed Maverick - don't!!!!!
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 12:20pm PT
My super slick iMac 27 has turned into a slug slithering thru cold molasseWho on earth signed this one off?
Not even a 'round Robin' from Apple to at least say sorry.
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 9:56am PT
I cannnot access iPhoto with Maverick, without locking out my several thousand photos, which apparently will happen if I upgrade. What next!
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 9:31am PT
I'm running a newer Mac Mini which has become very slow to boot since updating to Mavericks. And to add insult to injury my computer crashes like its a PC... For the first time in 10 years, I'm thinking about switching back to PC.
Apple please get it together!
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 9:29am PT
Worst release ever! From a performance perspective, it set all my Macs back 10 years . Mail, web browsers, apps all take forever to launch. I spend too much time watching the beach ball spinning. I guess you get what you pay for.
Posted: 2013-11-02 @ 3:13am PT
I am sadly joining the club. I HATE Mavericks it has messed all up! Few things are working and the most important ones are messed up! I wish I had never done this.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 10:00pm PT
Installed on 5 Macs, including a 2007 MacBook Pro, 2013 MacBook Pro, 2011 iMac, 2013 iMac, and a 2013 MacBook Air. Only the 2013 iMac had a problem of losing DHCP, but I'm not sure if that was related to Mavericks or just a quick with that unit. Static IP settings bypassed that problem.
I can't believe all of the negative posts here. I've upgraded every computer that I've owned over the past 12 years and never had any problems. Mavericks has been the same. Pure bliss.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 5:46pm PT
My system apps will not open now, I can't even open the apple store... every app, from Calendar, grab, my iMessages… all of them will not open now, what am I suppose to do now.....
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 4:48pm PT
This Mavericks messed up my macbook pro.. it is just garbage...
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 3:24pm PT
I HATE Mavericks. My track pad is "jumpy" and I cant get (the new?) Pages (which just updated) to attach to an email and send. It just sits in my outbox (which I never even knew I had) before Mavericks...
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 2:43pm PT
Problems include failure to open .jpg files, freezing of cursor, freezing when editing iPhoto, email messages failing to open., to name some. This is a very poorly prepared release of a new system. I have to abandon Mavericks. Hopefully it will be fit for use in a few months.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 12:20pm PT
Unfortunately, I thought the Apple OS was a more stress-free alternative to Windows. Alas, seems Apple is fast catching up in that infamous category. I switched to an IMAC after several years of abuse from the Windows OS. Everything has gone well enough for me to be converted to Apple products. However, it seems Apple has inherited the Microsoft approach to releasing duff updates. Since upgrading to Maverick, my IMAC has become unstable. As I type this on an iPad, I have been waiting at least 45 minutes for startup to complete. My experience of Maverick has been total anguish and I never want to be an early adopter of OS anymore.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 9:23am PT
I finally figured out why APPLE is giving this away for free. It's a pile of garbage. Just listen to all the complaints, I'm glad I stayed on Snow Leopard. My next OS iteration will be a Linux distro.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 9:17am PT
I just upgraded to "Mavericks" and have 3 major issues with it:
First and foremost I lost my IMac admin. ID and password.
After trying everything I could, I still can't recover them, including using UNIX, as recommended on [numerous] sites:
No matter how hard I try, it just doesn't work.
I thought I had when I used "resetpassword", but when I used it again it said: "Please use install disk which doesn't exist now".
Also, Safari 7.0 starts to come up, then quits. Only pace it worked was in "Recovery" mode.
Likewise when I want to print to a PDF file, "Preview" starts, then quits. It seems to run on it's own!
There may be "200" new and better features, but I haven't got to them yet!
I wanted to keep Mountain Lion, but wasn't given that choice on one of my two external drives, because they both were treated like backup drives!!
Any advice is deeply appreciated.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 8:46am PT
Since loading Mavericks, many problems
1) Contacts crashes every time and never launches on top, always buried
2) So slow on many things, lots of rotating spokes, with email address suggestions, finder loading etc
3) The new pages so retrograde, and inserts for Text Edit no longer work properly. And opening old Word documents which was good, is now awful. But I have managed to get the old one back
I do hope they sort it or I shall attempt restoring to 10.8
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 6:22am PT
I had no problem with the update but now have two issues.
1. Group emails addresses no longer show up in Mail. I am now stuck adding addresses individually for group emails.
2. Time machine is horrible. The icon does not show when backups are going and it is really slow.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 3:40am PT
Since downloading Mavericks everything is slower than my old windows system, which is why I changed to Apple . I have a mac mini and ''upgraded '' from moutain lion which was ok.
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 1:26am PT
My Canon MP610 not supported in 10.9 so not installing for now.
I see Apple do not appear to have fixed Time Machine in 10.8 not being able to access email backed up in 10.6. Does this persist in 10.9?
Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 12:46am PT
Like others Mavericks is facing lots of issues
Safari - kernel panic and backtrace error
Mail,reminders,notes gives error message
cannot create events in calendar
icloud and internet account won load on System preferences
system hangs frequently.
Boot slow and needs force shutdown sometime
I don't think apple will solve all these issues in one update.
So mavericks is not recommended upgrade
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 11:32pm PT
Upgraded from Lion on 2009 MBP. Many of the same issues. Final draw. Installed Linux Mint 15. Runs like a champ. Bye OS suckX.
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 10:35pm PT
I guess you only get gripes but here's another. I wish I'd not upgraded. Now Word freezes, Safari won't integrate with my online learning provider, my system keeps wanting me to reconfigure my back up second external hard drive which would cause me to loose my back up. Then quite suddenly a few minutes ago my dock disappeared. It's okay I found it on my laptop - I use multi-screens. What next?
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 6:15pm PT
Miserable with this "upgrade" have latest iMac only 6 months old now with Maverick freezing up several times a day - wish I could return to previous IOS but now have updated apps which may not work
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 5:39pm PT
* animation of time machine when running is off.
* gadgets window is gone, can't get to it.
* ccleaner no longer works
* thunderbolt monitor works fine
* vmware works fine
* office works ...
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 4:52pm PT
My GoogleMail accounts within Mail, are able to download but when I click on any one of them to open and read, Mail disappears and an error message appears and says an "Unexpected Error was encountered" and allows you to report to Apple.
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 4:31pm PT
can not shut down (mid 2012 MacBook Pro) from menu! message said I shut down due to a problem! the only apparent problem was deciding to shut down from menu as I had always done before. machine just cycles into restart and asks to send report to Apple.
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 3:11pm PT
Mavericks has disabled my reliable and trusted online banking systems to several banks! I am not amused and will want to dump Mavericks if my banks can't sort the problem.
Madeleine Twiggy Mergenth:
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 2:11pm PT
Getting a lot of problems browsing files through Finder whether I'm in Lightroom or Photoshop. It will error out and throw me out of Finder so I can't browse files to open files or anything of the sort. A REAL problem!
Paul - Denver:
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 1:50pm PT
Yuk!! Third try to get it on my 27" iMac, which was perfect perfect perfect in every way -- it still won't install, "Install failed" "Contact the software manufacturer for assistance" I have minimal back up, my mistake, I had trusted this iMac so much over the past year. Good thing I didn't put it on my Macbook Air. DON'T DO IT!!!!!! I am still trying to figure out how to do it without erasing everything, but it looks like that is the only way….
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 1:15pm PT
All my advanced tabs in the System Prefs no longer open at all and no new users can be created or deleted. My Mt Lion back is working perfectly but migrating it to Maverick kills a LOT of stuff that is needed!!!!
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 10:16am PT
Misery truly loves company. I am having all of the problems listed in this thread. Oh Apple, where did you go wrong???
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 6:00am PT
I'm not happy with Mavericks! All of a sudden, everything takes forever to load, mail is messed up and iBooks hung when downloading my current book. I can read everything except for my new book! I want to revert to the old OS!
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 5:53am PT
i use my macbook pro for basicaly just school work. but then i downloaded maverick.. my laptop crashes at least 5 times an hour. before the update my laptop worked wonderfully. now i don't know how i feel about apple anymore
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 5:24am PT
If you have not downloaded it... WAIT!!
It needs some serious updates for basic issues before it is ready for use without aggravation.
Diana - Wales:
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 5:07am PT
Wish I had never upgraded. I do not like the new Tags, folders do not stand out enough as they did with colour labels. Quark Xpress does not work properly it crashes every time you try to move a text box. In a busy graphics environment this is making life very difficult. If you are in the design industry DO NOT UPGRADE.
Apple is not the company it used to be. I had problems upgrading Apple TV in the last few months and had to resort to buying a new one. Please test things thoroughly before releasing upgrades or at least give us the opportunity the revert to a system that works.
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 4:45am PT
wish i had kept my old 10.6 os,lost so much good stuff..maverick is well named ,,its a crock of cowboy crap
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 4:15am PT
Awesome upgrade, except, how do you edit and save things on my hard drive???!!!!
Slacker - Sweden:
Posted: 2013-10-31 @ 2:06am PT
iTunes will not start
iPhoto hangs up
Safari locks windows randomly
Hangs during Shutdown
Starting to regret this...
Mike - Australia:
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 10:45pm PT
Scrolling within Email now stops from time to time since Maverick upgrade and I need to reboot Mac to get working. Really not happy! Has Apple heard of certifying GOLD software after testing or are they too busy counting their $billions of cash ??
BC - Australia:
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 9:03pm PT
My Mac has been indexing for 3 days with no success. SLOW SLOW time machine back up - what's going on guys!
Franz - Australia:
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 7:19pm PT
When my MacBook Pro "wakes", it used to reconnect to my WiFi system instantaneously. After installing Mavericks, it can take a minute of searching before it connects.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 7:11pm PT
After updating to Mavericks, I can't shut down my Macbook (late 2008) without using the force shutdown (power) button. It says it is shutting down but you can wait all night & it doesn't. Same problem for MacBook Pro (later 2007) that I upgraded.
Janet - Australia:
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 6:51pm PT
I have been a long time fan of Apple, having used Apple computers since they first arrived in Australia and have been an unpaid promoter of their products for decades.
Each change of equipment and operating system has frightened the life out of me, but after a few days I have become used to them and have marvelled at the innovations. Biggest problems I have encountered has been having to upgrade very expensive programs that became incompatible, despite them adequately filling my needs under the previous system and the “ease of use”, always an Apple plus, has become more complicated on each system upgrade.
However, I am really frustrated, angry and disappointed after downloading the latest upgrade. I have wasted almost 2 days downloading the 10.9 Maverick onto my latest iMac & Macbook Pro and the only good thing so far is that Calendar has now reverted back to a more usable program. I just tried to access my photos on iPhoto and it is telling me that it needs to change my photos to be compatible and could take several hours, that I don’t have! On top of that my latest edition of Corel 12 is no longer working and i use it daily. So glad I decided not to upgrade the expensive accounting package I use after the last system update. I am still using that program on an older Mac. A bit of a nuisance, but upgrade was $1000. If I had upgraded that program, there is every possibility that it may not have been working either.
No longer a happy Mac user.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 5:40pm PT
Works beautifully for me on my both my work and home Macs. I know you don't need to hear that, but it seems like some balance is in order.
Joe - Australia:
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 4:28pm PT
The system is to slow installing and backing up to time machine. I also don't like that there is no longer the little arrow wheel animation of it turning when Time machine was working, because before when things were slowing down and I wanted to work fast I could see it turn and I could switch it of and resume backup later at more convenient time. I am not commenting about email because I haven't quite started using Maverick. Also dual screen I don't know because at present I am not using dual screen. I find it hard to believe that if the products such as OS's were tested under normal conditions that things like downloading speeds would become apparent. All I can say is we are lucky that recent OS's are free.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 3:22pm PT
I suddenly had 6401 unread emails, I marked all emails read and still having the count as 6401 emails unread, when I get new emails, the count goes up but when I do read it still freezes at 6401
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 3:21pm PT
Have it installed on 2 iMacs, and Air and a mini. Crashes multiple times a day one every single one. Never had a single crash with 10.8. It's a terrible upgrade!
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 2:19pm PT
I had problems with freezing and extremely slow operation on a 2009 iMac running only 2GB of ram. I installed 8GB and now it's extremely fast and stable.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 1:31pm PT
OH my word... 500th time my mac crashes! I've lost SOOOO many documents on word! Gosh... make something worth while please.. no wonder it was free. ONE BIG VIRUS
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 11:20am PT
Crashes, mail doesn't send on every occasion, screen jitters....loads more........what a crock!
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 10:01am PT
Bad move, both for Apple and for us, the users. Very slow in installation and slow and problematic in operation (for instance, it takes ages to open practically any application; the mouse freezes constantly). Mavericks also makes deliberate configurations, which can cause compatibility issues with external drives. In my case, the WD Passport I have been use with my Mac Pro for two years without problems, cannot now be read. This is actually my working hard disk, so I am really frustrated. I had built confidence in Mac in comparison with MS, which I had been using since Microsoft existed, but I now have lost faith in the Mac guys.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 4:44am PT
After installing Mavericks on my 2012 MacBook Pro, I have experienced system crash/restart every hour or so, sometimes a few times in a row...:-( I'm using external Apple display connected via Thunderbolt, running mostly Mail, Firefox and Photoshop CS6. It is very disappointing to have such unstable operating system. I do not recommend to install Mavericks until next release.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 3:17am PT
Well I suppose it was free, and yes as the saying goes, you get what ya pay for. With more not working than was, inc the internet, I had to reformat and go back to Mountain Lion. As you would imagine, it might be some time before I try to download 5.29 GB !! Now was this Apple or what's its name OS? It all looks to me as if I was back in those days of Windows xp. Hope that Mac will let us all know when it actually is ready for work. Hay ho
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 2:47am PT
I installed Mavericks and immediately had problems with mail and some other programs. I used Time Machine to restore my computer to just before the Mavericks "upgrade". Now everything works fine.
Posted: 2013-10-30 @ 12:43am PT
Mine tells me my disc needs repairing but when I try to repair it, it says cannot repair disc. My advice so far from tech support has been to wipe the hard drive and reload but I haven't backed up for almost a year! My stupidity. Any ideas?
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 11:32pm PT
Nothing but problems after "upgrading" to Maverick.
My Mac Pro freezes intermittently, the 30" Cinema Display flickers and flashes intermittently, and virtually every app is running slower and more erratically.
I've had to shut down the computer repeatedly, unplug, and wait at least 10 minutes or more before trying to boot up. Sometimes that works, other times I get bold horizontal black and white lines across the display, often punctuated with blocks of neon-colored hieroglyphics and then I have to unplug once more and wait. It's ridiculous.
I'm a professional photographer and Maverick has been disastrous for my business.
Will Apple fix it? I sure as hell hope so, and quickly. Meanwhile it's looking like a trip to the so-called "genius bar." Right now I can't even boot the machine and am using a back up laptop.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 8:28pm PT
When I attempted to upgrade to Maverick, not only did I get a "install failed" show up, I spoke with a specialist over the phone who couldn't fix the problem. Took it to the Apple store only to find out that my hard drive is no longer working and they expect me to pay for a new hard drive. My MacBookPro is only 16 months old.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 7:38pm PT
After listening to the chatter I am simply not game to install Mavericks. Think I will wait awhile until things straighten out. And to think I abandoned Microsoft because of their appalling program design. Maybe Apple is sending their programmers across to Microsoft to get stuff-up training?
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 6:56pm PT
If Steve were alive today he'd say "This hasn't been our finest hour." Non stop problems with this update. My advice is wait for the update before upgrading. Apple will fix it but why wasn't this fixed at Beta which is what this software feels like, a Beta version. Having updated I long for the good old days of 10.8 and IOS 6.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 5:53pm PT
Download was smooth and I love the new interface, especially Calendar.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 3:37pm PT
Mavericks is a Bad Move. Don't do it. Too slow and can't export movie from FCP X. I get an error msg.
Macboon Air User:
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 3:03pm PT
I've had heaps of problems on my 2012 Macbook air - raw files take ages to preview, drives don't eject for about a minute, Aperture is pretty much unusable, quick look is slow on anything but tiny files, scrolling throughout the interface is lagging. I've gained a new safari and calendar but lost my original computer's speed. Awesome!
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 2:53pm PT
No problems but it is way slower opening files. Scroll is buggy and needs reset.
Time to get more memory.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 12:10pm PT
After uploading my font book, iCal, text edit and preview apps would not launch. Called Apple support. After the usual quick fixes that had no effect, I was told that third party software could be the problem. I erased and installed the previous version. I am waiting until the bugs are worked out before I try Mavericks again.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 11:20am PT
A bad move putting it on.
Itunes sync is a "mare". It no longer works.
Thanks Apply-Mavricks is a chunk of sH1t.
Fredy Polaina, Polania Pa:
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 10:09am PT
so far, I've installed the new version of OSX on all 4 mac pro computers.. Problems i've encountered as as follows:
1) screen freeze (photoshop, FCP, Avid, AE)
2) 2nd display flickering, timing with files. It gets confused and displays a different image other than those highlighted.
3) 2nd display has issues with multiple programs opened. So if you have FCP on left scree and Photoshop on the right, you cannot switch between programs. The computer will not recognize photoshop unless you hide FCP or close it... ARG!
4) much slower recognizing files...I get the loading circle and typically displays (error loading file)
I can go on.. and on... I've never had an issue upgrading OSX. Truly let down. Wish I would have stayed with the previous OSX. And yes, all my macs are new.
**Please wait to upgrade until issues are resolved.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 10:04am PT
I have an issue with my display. I use MacAir 2013, and when I press shut down on my keyboard, display just goes black. Also, after several minutes not using mac on battery, it goes black and you can do nothing except to turn it off by holding shut down button. Except that, I haven't experienced anything else. It is very fast and visually prettier than the one before. Lots of good features, but is it worth it?
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 8:20am PT
Sorry I downloaded Mavericks. Problems with gmail sending duplicate emails and auto save feature in numbers no longer works
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 6:48am PT
Mavericks is a virus
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 6:39am PT
No mail, nightmare. Thanks Apple.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 6:23am PT
I upgraded from ML on a 2009 iMac and my second monitor refused to work at its native resolution. I managed to restore ML (thank goodness) but lost all Time Machine backups previous to last week. Won't upgrade again until all the bugs are ironed out.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 6:12am PT
Mavericks is a bit of a disaster, QuarkXpress v9 doesn't work at all and v10 is so slow to be unusable.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 6:04am PT
I despise this update. My whole computer now runs stupidly slowly, web browsers struggle to load any page, and majority of the time when it does, the whole page just comes up with the formatting script. Images in web browsers are all chopped up and discoloured. Do NOT install this.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 4:27am PT
I have lost access to System Preferences. I just get an iCloud screen covered by a scrim.
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 2:48am PT
This is the first time I felt completely betrayed by OS update. It took hours to download and when installed I lost an excellent Epson Perfection 4490 Photo driver making the scanner almost obsolete. It can be used with Image Capture in the most basic way but nowhere near the scanner capability. My Skype went partially bad. No video while connected to "a contact". And probably much more, but it's been only 48 hours since the upadte installed. I wish to know how to go back to my Snow Lepard. Should I try to install it from my original CD?
Posted: 2013-10-29 @ 1:43am PT
Printing to A5 from Mail gives half the page - the left half. Page does not scale to match paper size, no matter what I do. Printer: Brother DCP-7010 on latest iMac version.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 11:59pm PT
Horrible. I can't quit mail, and therefore cannot turn off my computer. The quit button does nothing, and when I click on mail at the top of the screen, the quit mail button is faded, meaning I can't click it and therefore can't shut off my computer.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 10:40pm PT
My Gmail is broken when used through Mail. I am back to using the web interface. This is frustrating. Who did the testing on this simple part of the OS?
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 9:03pm PT
Mavericks may be working fine ... the install was simple in my case. However, Mail has been suffering one problem after another. When I searched for an item today, I could not find it in the folder where it was supposed to be. It seemed other items were missing as well. I did a Mailbox Rebuild and everything in the folder disappeared, and Mail Search cannot find any of the old messages. Also, Sent and Draft folders came up empty after the reboot following the upgrade.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 8:59pm PT
Mail crashed and will not reload. Keeps on prompting to setup account and will not progress past setup. Start-up takes 10x longer, menu bar dissapears/reappears. Computer is running so slow as well. Frustrating that Apple would release an update with so many bugs.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 2:46pm PT
I am heartened to read (in a sick sort of way) that I am not the only one having problems. My Finder keeps quitting. The fan was running overtime just after the upgrade, too. The Mac HD and other desktop files, as well as the menu bar, do not appear until a long time after startup, and when they do, they can disappear quite suddenly. I hope there is an "update" (a fix) in the next few days.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 11:14am PT
I faced no problem at all while installing, apart from the fact that while installing, it took me about an hour in total (I am using a macbook air 2013).
one issue is that the preview seems to be a bit choppy...
otherwise, it works quite well for me...
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 9:17am PT
It's bad. Don't install it now.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 9:09am PT
So far, runs great for me. I have a 2011 27" imac and upgraded from the latest OS. And, I use multiple monitors and tons of software installed.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 8:28am PT
I have a 2009 Mac Book Pro and the installation wasn't too bad. I just created a bootable USB, created a new time machine backup, and did a new install. The install recreated all of my account data and also migrated my apps back.
The main issue I have isn't the installation, but the fact that a) the 2D dock was removed [i always hated the 3D version], and b) it seems to run pretty slow.
I also have an SSD so there really isn't much reason for the OS to run slow...
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 8:03am PT
Mail doesn't work (Apple Mail and Thunderbird), so I had to revert back to Mountain Lion.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 6:13am PT
The install was a breeze. I even created a USB boot disk for installation for my clients. It has been completely flawless for me. Of course I have a newer Mac mini with 16gb of ram and a SSD drive, so maybe my experience is non-typical.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 5:37am PT
The activity monitor is becoming useless. The pressure chart was always green while I can hear the system is swapping on HD when loading multiple instances of my web server. In the past I was able to monitor how close I am to the border line, now that information was taken away and replaced with this 'user friendly' feature
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 5:23am PT
Installed flawlessly on my 2007 MacBook Pro.
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 5:13am PT
I reversed back to Mountain Lion. I had a number of relitivly small issues but one of them I could NOT overcome. After loading maverick and getting on the internet with Safari or Chrome whenever I scrolled all the text became burry. For this reason I reversed back. I could never figure out what the cause of the problem was. Any ideas?
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 2:30am PT
Always wait a few months before updating to a new OS
Posted: 2013-10-28 @ 1:51am PT
had to create another administrator account to install, a mysterious thing ... how do I remove this thing?
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 9:52pm PT
Took me all weekend to update. After waiting 5 hours for the download it then corrupted my hard drive where Disk Utility couldn't repair. I was able to get read only access to the drive after installing Mountain Lion to an external USB drive. I could then erase and install Mountain Lion onto my main drive. Then I had to download Mavericks again... and again.... and again. At 5 hours each time I finally got it installing and got it finished early this morning. Still haven't restored all my data from backups for mail and iTunes etc... but definitely not a seamless upgrade. Make sure you have good backups just in case!
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 4:03pm PT
I would like to uninstall it as now iPhoto will not work even after update. Mail print is now minuscule. How do I go back to Mountain lion?
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 3:19pm PT
I am having issues with Apple Mail - nothing was wrong until I switched on today! Assumed it was due to Software Update; just spend 3 hours loading it and now Mail still doesn't work.
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 1:37pm PT
Useless! Spent 4 hours today with online chat trying to resolve why Mail, Calendars, contacts, face time et al won't load. No success, they say they will have to get more experienced techies to ring tomorrow.
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 12:36pm PT
Mavericks is working perfectly for me.
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 12:14pm PT
Well, downloading and installation was pretty much routine, although an hour's wait at that. However, it's pushing in all sorts of files, who knows what, and hoarding my RAM, and running at capacity, slow, no good.
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 11:23am PT
Problems affecting a few users are not that much of a problem.
The bigger one is the media blowing up the problems and that one is more difficult for Apple to control.
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 12:50am PT
Apple long ago perfected conning customers into using what are really Beta releases. I wish they would get their act together!