Apple releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

Apple today released OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 which improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update includes the following enterprise changes:

• Fixes an issue where applying a configuration profile to set allowSpotlightInternetResults to False would cause Spotlight to use large amounts of CPU time.

• Fixes an issue where applying a configuration profile to set ShutDownDisabledWhileLoggedIn to True would have no effect.

• Fixes an issue where only a single NetBoot image would appear in the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences, even if multiple NetBoot images were configured on the server.

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, it’s snappy!


  1. Already running the last beta. It fixes the Finder at long bloody last. I still hate the Ives-ification started in Yosemite. But THIS version I recommend. So long beloved Mavericks 10.9.5. I loved ye well, mostly.

      1. The Finder was acting comatose for certain behaviors.

        One example that pissed me off to no end was when I’d update an application in previous versions of El Capitan and the version number of the application would NOT change. For all I knew, the update had FAILed. The user had to sit around and wait for the Finder, for gawd knows what reason, to catch up with its duties and decide to update its displayed database values. Idiotic. That is now GONE. The Finder is awake again.

  2. I’m all in favor of these under the hood updates that make the Mac a safer and better machine. We don’t always need more bells and whistles.

    Now, let’s see about updating the Mac overall.

    1. After trying my best efforts to solve the problem, I called Apple Support. They also tried to ask me to reboot in different ways (safe mode, recovery mode) nothing worked.

      In the end I had to reinstall OS X in recovery mode and it solved my problem. It also solved a Bluetooth issues I had from the first day I started the new iMac which was not working.

      Hope this will be of help to someone.

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