macOS Monterey 12.1 Fixes Major Tap to Click, YouTube HDR, and Charging Bugs

macOS Monterey 12.1, which is set to be released to the public in the near future, addresses several significant bugs that Mac users have been complaining about for weeks.

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According to Apple's release notes, it fixes a bug that could cause the trackpad to become unresponsive to taps or clicks. We reported on the Tap to Click bug earlier this month after receiving dozens of complaints from MacRumors readers who were seeing Tap to Click fail on a regular basis.

On 2021 MacBook Pro models, there has been an ongoing YouTube problem that can result in HDR content from YouTube causing the machines to panic and crash, an issue that is addressed in macOS Monterey 12.1.

14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro users have also been dealing with an issue that could cause charging to stop when the lid of the machine is closed, which Apple has fixed in the update.

There are several other notable bug fixes in macOS Monterey 12.1 as well. It addresses an issue that could cause the Desktop and Screen Saver to appear blank after selecting photos from the Photos library, and it fixes an issue that could cause external displays to not charge some MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers when connected to Thunderbolt or USB-C. There's also a fix for an issue that could cause menu bar extras to be obscured by the camera housing on 2021 MacBook Pro models.

macOS Monterey 12.1 is available to developers and public beta testers at this time and we're expecting to see an official release next week ahead of the Christmas holidays.

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nutmac Avatar
32 months ago
What about the infamous memory leak bug?
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lysingur Avatar
32 months ago
Can Time Machine make backups without hiccups?
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Freeangel1 Avatar
32 months ago
what about the Memory leaks? was that too hard to fix or figure out??
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32 months ago
Issues I want to see resolved on my 14" MacBook Pro:


* Memory leaks
* A slight dip in audio about 2 seconds into Youtube videos
* Safari 120Hz
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32 months ago
What about that damn memory leak ?? Eating gigabytes of memory for no reason ?
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GreenPixel Avatar
32 months ago

What about the infamous memory leak bug?
This is what needs answering. I haven’t seen anything from the betas specifically mentioning it.
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