Know More About Mac 10.11 EI Captain Updates, Issues, and Fixes

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is the latest version of OS X. On 8 June at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple previewed the new version of the Mac operating system alongside iOS 9 and then released a preview version of the new operating system, so that people were able to try it out. However, despite the preview program there were still some complications with OS X El Capitan when it launched. You can download the El Capitan from the Mac App Store.

Mac 10.11 EI Captain

Apple released its preview release of 10.11.4 as a public beta and developer build on 11 January 2016 and through Apple’s website you can able to join the Beta Software Program. There you will be able to download the latest 10.11.4 version update. Unlike the 10.11.3 software update, the 10.11.4 beta holds so many new features by providing the ability to view and share Live Photos through Messages. Like iMessage, this small and useful update will now allow you to view your Live Photos after capturing them on the iPhone 6s Plus and 6s. All the beta testers must agree to license agreement where the agreement specifies that the El Capitan beta is “Apple confidential information.” If you accept Apple’s terms and you must take part in the beta program.

OS X EI Captain 10.11.3 Updates:

On 19 January 2016 Apple released its latest update which can be available to download as a standalone update as an update from El Capitan 10.11.2, as a Combo update from any El Capitan 10.11 version. To download them directly from your Mac by opening System go to Preferences and then go to App Store. Now select the Install OS X updates option. The new 10.11.3 update helps to improve the stability, compatibility and security of Mac.

OS X EI Captain 10.11.2 Updates:

This update helps to improve Wi-Fi reliability, Handoff, and Airdrop. It also solves any issues regarding disconnection of Bluetooth devices, Mail and Exchange interact issues and also has the ability to fix an issue that prevents photos importing from an iPhone to a Mac. You can download this update by visiting the Mac App Store.

OS X EI Captain 10.11.1 Updates:

OS X EI Captain 10.11.1 is the first update released by Apple on 21st October. The company revealed that this update helps to improve the compatibly, stability, and security. It also fixes the mail issue and also fixes the problems with the installation process.

OS X EI Captain Problems, Issues, and Fixes:

There are lot of problems and issues with this operating system as this is the case with the operating system from Apple. Some of them are explained below.

Microsoft Office Mac Issues in EI captain that are Patched in 10.11.1:

Most of the Mac users found email syncing problems in Outlook i.e. the email is getting crashed when it tries to sync with the server. Due to this, they are not able to read the messages unless they access their email via the web and this issue is being experienced by most of the Mac 2011 office users.

El Capitan Breaks UK keyboard – No More £ Key:

When trying to type £ Key, it is typed as a hash sign. Immediately we were doubtful that the keyboard had changed from British English to American English and checked System Preferences and we were right. To fix this issue go to System Preferences and go to Keyboards option. Then go to Input Sources and added the British keyboard by clicking on the + sign.

Spot Light Not Indexing since EI Installation:

After updating to EI Captain, some of the users are facing the problem that spotlight is very slow to respond. It means the spot gets corrupted and you can easily fix it by following the given procedure Go to System Preferences, then click on Spotlight and choose Search Results option.

How to turn Google Chrome into a Microsoft Office-loving browser?

A Google Chrome extension from Microsoft makes the life easier for Microsoft Office Online users. Windows user who prefers Google’s Chrome browser is one of the best browsers today and extreme superior to Internet Explorer.

officelogo-100639225-largeThe MS Office Online extension permeates Chrome with an Office first mandate and gives you one click access to the Office documents. It gets started by installing the MS Office Online extension from the Chrome Web Store. After that type chrome://extensions into the address bar and scrolls down until you see the listing for MS Office Online. If you desire to upload documents to One Drive from the hard drive with the help of drag and drop then click on the box which says “Allow access to file URLs.” Once that’s done, close the extensions tab and then select the Office logo to sign in to the extension with the Microsoft account. You can use also a free Microsoft account or your business account. The Office Online Chrome extension gives you easy access to the Office documents.chromesettingsofficeonline-100639220-large

Once you have signed in and then click on the Office logo which will show you your the latest documents. At the top of the extension’s drop down window, you will see many options to create a new document with the help of Office Online. The extension can support all the major MS Office file types such as PowerPoint, OneNote, Word, MS Excel, etc. The MS Office Online extension also has an alternative to open a document in MS Office Online which is either stored in One Drive or saved to the local drive. Further than the basics, the MS Office Online extension allows you to drag and drop files into the browser that automatically uploads them to OneDrive.officeonlinechrome-100639221-smallIt also provides you to adjust your settings as described above. Also, when you run across MS Office document formats on a web page like resumes or academic papers, then they will automatically open in MS Office Online and PDF files will persist to open in Chrome’s native viewer. In the future, Microsoft may hold up to Chrome with the new Edge browser in Windows 10. For the moment, however, most of us need tools like Office Online which integrate Microsoft’s digital ecosystem with third party apps.