Apple yesterday continued its beta program by seeding macOS Monterey beta 3 to developers. There aren’t many changes to cover, but the company seems to be correcting its mistakes and solving past blunders.
Like any new beta release, macOS Monterey Beta 3 also features some under-the-hood changes that people on the internet have been quick to point out. This post is an assortment of all the changes Apple introduced in the latest beta for your Mac.
macOS Monterey beta 3 is seeded as an OTA update. If you are a developer and are enrolled in the macOS beta program, you’ll automatically receive the update within macOS Preferences. You can also click on the Apple logo in the Menu Bar and select About This Mac, then, click on the Software Update button to manually check and install beta 3.
This goes without saying that you mustn’t install the macOS Monterey beta 3 if you are not a developer. Furthermore, you shouldn’t install it on your main machine as beta updates have a way of messing with your system in unexpected ways which sometimes may render your machine unrecoverable.
Tabs in Safari have been reverted to their old appearance: One of the highlights of macOS Monterey is the Safari redesign. While it was originally despised by many, Apple started refining it since the previous beta version and is continuing the trend with the third beta of macOS Monterey. Now, Apple has once again separated tabs from the Smart Search field making it simpler and less confusing to interact with Safari. At the same time, it also provides clear access to the functional buttons.
Settings for Universal Control are added: Apple has added settings and the configuration for its highly-anticipated Universal Control feature that enables using a single pair of a keyboard and mouse with a separate Mac or iPad with the ability to connect up to three devices together. Despite the settings, the feature itself hasn’t been enabled as noted by Apple’s Release Notes for macOS Monterey beta 3.
The Focus preferences in the macOS System Preferences have been rearranged.
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