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Nearly two weeks after releasing the last beta, Apple has today seeded Developer Preview 8 of OS X Yosemite. The update, version 8 1.0, is available for download to users currently running DP 7 in the Mac App Store, as well as in Apple’s online developer center.

Additionally, Apple has released Public Beta 3 for OS X Yosemite. The Public Beta program began in July, and received its second update late last month. If you’re a member of the program, you can find today’s release in the ‘Updates’ tab of the Mac App Store.

We’re installing the developer preview now and will be updating this post with our findings. If you discover anything new, please email us the details, and if possible screenshots at tips@idownloadblog.com. Or you can leave a comment regarding the change below!

New in Developer Preview 8

– New Safari welcome screen

– ‘Show All’ button in Settings app replaced with back, forward and grid buttons

– Weather widget in Notification Center now asks permission to use location data

new safari

Thanks Matt!

  • kline1

    Something defenetly wrong with safari i cant load any site, it just hangs and my cpu is going thru the roof.

    • kline1

      Ok got things to settle after 3 reboots, but now im hearing my fan going insane its like ON all the time, anybody hearing their fans being On all the time?

      • Chocolatewe

        chrome.

      • kline1

        Ok, it wasnt my mac fan….. It was my drive for my timemachine….everything running smooth.

      • Maxim∑

        maybe it was indexing?

    • At

      This has been happening to me since the last beta release, I was hoping for a fix but apparently that won’t be happening. I have to use chrome or even Firefox to do any web browsing at all.

      • Or just not use an OS that’s in a beta state of software development. It’s beta for a reason which is exactly why I have it installed on a seperate partition alongside OS X Mavericks and Windows 8…

      • At

        I have it installed on a second partition as well but I still use it, not for anything major.

      • Alex Blaha

        Haven’t had any problems with Safari at all, actually I switched over from Chrome ever since I started using Yosemite because I like the look of it better, how it blurs everything behind the top section.

  • sdhn

    Can anyone help me? I’m out of space and I have no idea what these photos/movies are…..or where they apparently exist

    • Keabsy

      Same happened to me. I’ve been like this since 4 or 5 betas ago.

      • sdhn

        It’s happened to me from Beta6… how can there be 22GB of photos when the partition is 19GB :/

      • Try using the Mac AppStore app Daisy Disk…

      • sdhn

        Nice, thanks. I’ve discovered i had 4.4GB worth of caches…..
        My problem here is that I can’t actually remove it :/

      • What do you mean you can’t remove it? On OS X you can remove anything. You can remove the whole OS if you really wanted to up until something that shouldn’t get deleted gets deleted and then the system crashes…

      • sdhn

        See screenshot

      • Frank Ding

        Which program is this? And is that RAM or hard disk?

      • sdhn

        DaisyDisk. HDD.

      • Chocolatewe

        what app is that? 🙂

      • sdhn

        Read above 😉

      • Kr00

        Try resetting the P RAM.

    • Derrick Lambert

      I would reindex your computer using a terminal command. In the terminal type in the following command

      sudo mdutil -E /

      It will ask for a password to run under sudo. It may take a little but to reindex your computer but after a little while it should start reporting more accurate results.

      • Keabsy

        Kudos to you, my sir, how can you revert it afterwards?

      • Derrick Lambert

        It cant be reverted. It shouldnt do any harm though.

      • sdhn

        Nice. That got me to here…….. my question now is, what is this other?

      • Derrick Lambert

        I havent quite tracked down what that is picking up quite yet. Probably system files, documents, and other things. Everything else seems to be reporting correctly so it may be right I just havent fully verified yet.

      • sdhn

        its the 5.6GB of photos is what I’m confused about~

    • Keabsy

      Mine’s even worse. My partition is only 121 GB and look at the dimensions of the movies and photos lol.

      • Hashim

        There is a Fix for it and i know it , but you wont gonna like it 😀

      • sdhn

        Wipe everything and start again?

      • Hashim

        Yeah something like that , when u install DP1 or DP2 , you got an update in AppStore , this one is Different from the DP updates like 3,4,5,6,7,8.. this solved the bug…

      • sdhn

        As I wrote further down, I’ll wait for it to become public, update my main system and remove this partition

      • Rodrigo Luiz

        Mine was just as absurd as that. Updating to the latest Beta solved this issue, everything is displayed accurately now.

      • Liudas Bar

        :DD

    • Jonathan

      It might be a bug. I’m a little different. I have 99.9999% of movies (I’m working on a wedding, so yeah I have a lot of videos, but maybe 5 GB max) but it tells me I have 100 GB free of 200, and that sounds accurate.

      • sdhn

        The problem is, I have “no room” to update to the latest build, so I’m stuck with this bug for now…..

      • Jonathan

        Copy some documents/files onto an external drive, update, then hope for the best that “used space” goes down?

      • sdhn

        Nah what I will do is just update my main partition to Yosemite when that is released and remove this partition that I’m running Yosemite Beta on. I can wait a month or so~

      • Jonathan

        What if your main partition fills up with invisible files then?

      • sdhn

        It doesn’t (; it’s running stable mavericks which will be easy to update to Yosemite 🙂

      • Jonathan

        But, it’s Yosemite that makes “invisible” junk. So once you update to it, your drive may begin to fill up.

    • Hashim

      This is a Bug , it shows me 2TB of Movies in my 256GB PCIe SSD , just ignore it..

      • sdhn

        I can’t ignore it ~ I am unable to update Yosemite to the latest beta (I’m still on 6) because of imaginary storage loss :/

      • Hashim

        Get the .pkg file from imzdl and then Update it

      • sdhn

        I’ll wait for DP8 if I am unable to do anything from here…

      • Hashim

        I have fix for it but you wont gonna like it 😀

    • GuyWithTheThings

      Do you have DiskDoctor? Try getting that in the App Store. EXTREMELY HELPFUL. Overall I’ve probably saved 10+GB with it. It way solve your problems. Then again it may be just because it’s a beta software release, though I’m not sure why that would be affecting something like that.

      • sdhn

        I’ll have a look later… I used DaisyDisk (seen above), but I’ll try this too. Thanks 🙂

    • Well apparently I have 32TB of audio in my Mavericks partition… Go home Yosemite, you are drunk

    • Unicorn Drank

      I’m having that same issue. I’ll just wait until the official release its not like I need the space since I only use the Yosemite for testing purposes

    • Stijn

      it says I’m using like 2TB of photos on a 250 GB drive lol

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Whats new is this beta release

  • Derrick Lambert

    The weather widget in Notification Center now asks for permission for current location instead of using entered city.

  • nrubin29

    After you click Edit in Notification Center, the App Store button is gone. It never worked correctly before.

  • When will the GM be available?

    • sdhn

      Whenever Apple’s Mac event is, sometime in October.

  • Hashim

    Safari feels much responsive and smooth while opening new tabs

  • nrubin29

    Security popups have better component positioning. In previous betas, the text fields and labels were closer together.

  • Rodrigo Luiz

    Oddly, even though I’m using the Public Beta, the App Store shows my update as “Developer Preview 7″…

    Something that’s different for sure is the Wifi icon on the status bar, it’s bolder now.

  • GuyWithTheThings

    When will this be out? Hopefully soon…

  • nrubin29

    Blue tint is gone from Help > Search although I suspect this is a bug. I’ve noticed it in more than one application.

    Also, when you close the Help menu, the X button in the search text field appears to suck in. It’s hard to explain so try it for yourself.

    • Aaron de Silva

      the “x” button in the search field seems to be working for me…

  • Jonathan

    New music preview icon in Finder that has no album artwork.

    • Alex Blaha

      So the music previewer is new? Was there album artwork before? Sorry I don’t use the preview feature that often and I’m new to Mac, please elaborate.

      • Jonathan

        If you remember from all iTunes versions, music that didn’t have album artwork had a black/dark grey icon. Mac OS Mavericks and before also carried the same thing, until this beta.

      • Aaron de Silva

        hmm.. It looks rather ugly to me.. its like white on white and it kinda blends into the preview window… or maybe I’m just not used to it…

      • Jonathan

        Nope. it a little darker than the Finder surrounding it. it actually looks very nice.

      • svartkuken

        Here’s what he means:

  • Alex Blaha

    I am not experiencing the hard drive errors other’s are experiencing. I’ve installed Yosemite like this: Downloaded and installed OS X DP2 off imzdl (because that was the last update that included the full OS) then once installed, went to the app store updates and installed DP update 3, then 4, 5, 6, 7, and today 8, rebooting each time. I’ve experienced very minimal bugs and happy with my experience.

  • svartkuken

    Changed battery icon.

  • Jean-Francois Remy

    Mail does not work after upgrade… try clicking the reply button…and cry.

    • Paulp3330

      Works fine for me

      • Jean-Francois Remy

        do you have html signatures or so?

  • Aaron de Silva

    Is the icon for birthday notifications different ?

  • Golffy Nien

    I have this message “the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail” Anyone know how to fix it?

  • Arad

    New Battery Indicator icon on MacBooks:

  • svartkuken

    New icon for zip-files? Can’t remember seeing this in previous betas.

  • Rot Kelfer

    I thought betas should get better and better? Beta 3 is horrible. No sound at all, anybody else has that problem?

    I had absolutely no issues with beta 2…

    • Michael Hobart

      I’ve had no problems with sound on my older MacBook Pro. On the other hand I see changes in the Finder Preferences and many selections I make in changing them do not stick (auto de-select).

      • Rot Kelfer

        The weirdest thing. I tried everything, restarted system xxx times, reinstalled everything, nothing. Went to bed, got up, went to work, came back, sound was back. Just like that.

        Safari still lags though.

  • Maximiliano Bottan

    Hi, I need help, I installed DP1 from IMZDL , and the minute it boots, I thought it was ok to update to DP8, again from the same site, and now my mac does not boot, it reaches the 24% of the loading screen, and then shuts down
    I try different thing with no luck, now im on Verbose mode, single user, but I don’t know what to do, the error goes like this

    bootcachecontrol: unable to open /var/db/bootcache.playlist: 2 no such file or dir.
    bash: /etc/rc.server: no such file or dir
    FIPS USER Space POST: Integrity test Failed!
    FIPS_POST Failed (date) localhost com.apple.xpc.launchd(1) : Boot Task Failed: fips shutting down
    continuing
    bootcache: render thread: vnode_getwithvid failed –
    cpu halted 🙁
    What can I do, I have bootCamp, and I can access windows normaly, and recovery options just wants to install Yosemite, with no luck, because it asks for an internet connection, and once it connect, it gets there forever, what can I Try?
    Thanks a lot
    Max.-

  • svartkuken

    DP2-DP8 menubar comparison: