Mac OS X 10.4.3 was released on October 31, 2005. It has the build number 8F46. The update delivers over 100 fixes for Mac OS X 10.4 and is a recommended update for all Tiger PowerPC users.  This was the last version of OS X before Apple released Intel-based Macs.

Apple began shipping boxed copies of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger with version 10.4.3 of the OS installed as of October 31, 2005.

Specifically, fixes were in place for:

Finder and Spotlight

  • Spotlight comments entered in the Finder are now preserved when using iDisk syncing.
  • Get Info windows correctly display non-Roman language versions and copyright strings.
  • Improves the alert that appears when replacing an item during a copy when the capitalization of the items' names is the only difference.
  • Permissions for items inside packages are now correctly set when applying permission changes to enclosed items in the Finder Info window.
  • Items copied into a Drop Box have permissions set correctly.
  • Addresses an issue in which Spotlight cannot find a file after using iPhoto to rename it if the filename originally contained an ampersand (&).
  • The Spotlight image indexer now uses the "Software" TIFF property to support graphics rendering and image editing applications that use this property.

Safari, Internet, and networking

  • Improves compatibility of Safari with many webcams.
  • Improves the handling of Hebrew and Arabic text in Safari and Mail.
  • Improves compatibility for OpenGL-accelerated Macromedia Shockwave 3D webpage content when using Safari.
  • Addresses an issue in which an SMB volume might not mount again after it's unmounted.
  • Addresses some issues in which the Finder might not be able to connect to an SMB volume.
  • Bluetooth Setup Assistant now lets you toggle the Modem menu extra on or off (you can also use System Preferences).
  • Resolves an issue in which Internet Connect wouldn't connect to a dial-up ISP if the account password contained a double-quote (") character.
  • Improves compatibility with Squid proxy servers.
  • Japanese file names are no longer garbled when connecting to Microsoft Windows 2003 Server through AFP.


  • Mac sync error alerts now provide a better description of the issue (for more details about a .Mac sync error, see the dotmacsync.log file).
  • Allows your Address Book contacts that are organized in subgroups to be synced to an iPod using iTunes.


  • In the Fonts & Colors preferences in Mail, you can now customize the font used in the list of Mailbox names.
  • Smart Mailboxes that use "Entire Message Contains" and another criteria with the "any" qualifier now work as expected.
  • Smart Groups of addresses can now be dragged from Address Book to a message's To, Cc, or Bcc field.
  • The number of messages in a Smart Mailbox are now displayed in the title bar.
  • Pressing Tab while composing a Mail message now inserts a tab character, instead of four spaces.
  • Accounts created in Mail after installing this update will avoid an issue in which .Mac mail could not be sent if the Internet Service Provider blocks port 25.
  • Reduces the amount of blank lines Mail might insert into a message when forwarding or replying to it.
  • Addresses an issue in which some Mail rules could be lost or duplicated after a .Mac sync.
  • Addresses in the "To:", "Cc:", "Bcc:" fields, as well as the Accounts pop-up menu, no longer appear in red if the address is in a different lettercase than what is entered in the "Mark addresses not in the domain" field; for example, "Mac@MAC.Com" will no longer be marked in red if the "Mark addresses not in the domain" field contains ""
  • Searches of "All Mailboxes" can now, optionally, include items from Junk and Trash.
  • Resolves an issue in which meeting requests sent from Microsoft Outlook to an Exchange account in Mail might not appear.


  • Resolves an issue in Activity Monitor in which you might see "iChatAgent (Not Responding)" in red text, even though iChat works just fine.
  • Addresses a "No data has been received for the last 10 seconds" alert that could often appear when participating in a video chat in iChat with someone using AIM on a PC.
  • .Mac members can enable encrypted chat sessions after installing this update.
  • Further addresses potential causes of persistent "insufficient bandwidth" alerts.

Other applications

  • Many improvements for Calculator are included, such as: A black triangle icon no longer appears below "Infinity." Calculator now filters out unusable characters when pasting from the Clipboard, certain "rounding error" issues are addressed, and other issues.
  • Addresses an issue in which iCal could not publish or subscribe to a secure URL if your password contained a question mark (?).
  • Addresses an issue in which Preview might only print the first page of a multipage TIFF document.
  • Keychain Access searching is no longer case-sensitive after installing this update.
  • This update allows Keychain Access to directly import .pkcs12 files.
  • X11 windows no longer stay in the background after selecting the X11 application from the Dock or with Application Switcher.


  • Addresses an issue in which incoming faxes are saved as "from unknown" PDF files.
  • Addresses an issue in which some Traditional Chinese input methods, such as Pinyin, limit the number of candidate characters presented in the candidate window.
  • Resolves an issue for Palm Desktop software in which the Command-Q keyboard shortcut would sometimes not quit the application unless it was pressed a second time.
  • Improves compatibility with Microsoft IntelliPoint mouse modifier clicking; that is, mouse buttons configured to act as a Control-click or Command-click, for example.
  • Improves window scrolling when dragging an item into a window that's viewed as a list, where not all of the list is visible.
  • Improves compatibility with Microsoft Word and Excel 2004, addressing an issue in which the application could stop responding for several seconds.
  • Addresses an issue in which cases and/or specific user conversion dictionaries could be disabled after upgrading to Tiger.
  • Addresses performance issues affecting three AppleScript commands: do shell script, system info, and delay.
  • The Core Data framework has been updated to improve relationship management issues, resolve issues with data migration, improve Undo and Redo commands, and improve insertion performance.
  • Resolves a potential redraw issue in which an application window's scroll bars could appear in the wrong place.
  • Allows Apple Wireless Keyboards to work in single-user mode.
  • Addresses an issue in which high ASCII characters in a password could lead to a blue screen at startup, or prevent log in.
  • MS-DOS-formatted volumes, including the iPod Shuffle, perform better and consistently mount (become available) in the Finder.
  • Improves results when printing to an optional envelope feeder on some printers.
  • Disables Quartz 2D Extreme—Quartz 2D Extreme is not a supported feature in Tiger, and re-enabling it may lead to video redraw issues or kernel panics.
  • Includes previous standalone security updates.

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