macOS Sierra bugs

Rafagon

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Here’s a whopper of a bug—or, more accurately, a glaring omission. I guess it can’t be called an actual bug if it wasn’t even implemented.

Those new “special effects” in iMessages on iOS (such as Loud Effect or Balloons) were not implemented on Messages for macOS Sierra.

All we see when an iMessage from an iOS 10 device is received by the Messages application on a Mac runing macOS Sierra is—get ready for this—(sent with Loud Effect), (sent with Balloons), etc. Screenshot immediately below. Unbelievable!

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[Incidentally, the reason “(sent with Loud Effect) appears twice is because I’m sending those iMessages from my iPhone to myself, in case you’re wondering; that is not a bug.]

The new “macOS Sierra” moniker may bring the name more in line with “iOS”, “watchOS”, and “tvOS”, but it appears feature parity is off to a poor start.
 
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Here is another glaring omission in macOS Sierra.

On iOS 10, when the Mail app decides that an incoming e-mail is from a mailist list, it offers the user the option to unsubscribe from the mailing list in question:

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On the Mail application in macOS Sierra, there is no such option:

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Again, feauture parity on macOS Sierra vs. iOS 10 is an absolute disappointment. Another enormous FAIL for Apple.
 
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Here is another glaring omission in macOS Sierra.

On iOS 10, when the Mail app decides that an incoming e-mail is from a mailist list, it offers the user the option to unsubscribe from the mailing list in question:

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On the Mail application in macOS Sierra, there is no such option:

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Again, feauture parity on macOS Sierra vs. iOS 10 is an absolute disappointment. Another enormous FAIL for Apple.
You use the stock mail app on your Mac? Eeeewwwwwww. :D
 

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You use the stock mail app on your Mac?
I do as well. I say it's for simplicity's sake, but that might not hold water. I've tried a couple others and went back to the stock app. Between this and the iOS 10 bug thread I'm glad I haven't updated my devices yet. ;)
 

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You use the stock mail app on your Mac? Eeeewwwwwww. :D
It does its job perfectly fine! What about it makes you go “Eeeewwwwwww?”

I think it’s light years ahead of “simple.” To name just one fairly advanced feature, the Rules pane in Preferences allows you to perform a plethora of actions when receiving an e-mail meeting the criteria you specify, up to and including running an AppleScript of your choice.

One shortcoming: You can only add one color flag to a given e-mail. For example, you cannot flag an e-mail as both Red and Green. But in Finder, you can tag files with more than one color tag! If they can do it in Finder, why couldn’t they do it in Mail?
 

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Wow, I just ran into a perplexing macOS Sierra bug.

The screenshot and annotations will explain:

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