Mac OS X 10.5.2 was released on February 11, 2008. It has the build numbers 9C31, and 9C7010 and included the following changes:

Active Directory

  • Addresses issues which could hinder or prevent binding Mac OS X 10.5.x clients to Active Directory domains.


  • Improves connection reliability and stability
  • Includes 802.1X improvements.
  • Resolves certain kernel panics.

Back to my Mac

  • Adds support for more third-party routers, as detailed in this article.


  • Improves performance of certain Apple Dashboard widgets (such as Dictionary).
  • Addresses an issue in which Dashboard widgets may no longer be accessible after switching to or from an account that has Parental Controls enabled.


  • Updates Stacks with a List view option, a Folder view option, and an updated background for Grid view.


  • Addresses legibility issues with the menu bar with an option to turn off transparency in Desktop & Screen Saver preferences.
  • Adjusts menus to be slightly-less translucent overall.


  • Improves iCal so that it accurately reflects responses to recurring meetings.
  • Addresses an issue in which a meeting may remain on the calendar after being cancelled.
  • Addresses stability issues related to .Mac syncing of iCal calendars.
  • Resolves an intermittent issue in which editing an event with attendees would cause the event to shrink and not register that the event was updated.


  • Addresses an issue with simultaneously-logged in accounts in which iChat sounds generated from one account might be heard in another account.
  • Fixes an issue in which iChat idle time is affected by Time Machine backups.
  • Improves connectivity when running iChat behind a router that doesn’t preserve ports.
  • Enables logged chats from previous versions of iChat to open faster and more reliably.
  • Addresses an issue with text chats in which users may be unable to receive messages from the sender.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent rejoining an AIM chat room without reopening iChat.
  • Addresses video chat compatibility issues with AIM 6 and third-party routers.
  • Fixes an issue with case-sensitivity of AIM handles.


  • Adds support for Samsung D600E and D900i phones.


  • Addresses an issue in which Finder could unexpectedly quit when displaying folder contents in Column view.
  • Addresses an issue in which Finder could unexpectedly quit when accessing Users and Groups in a Get Info pane.
  • Resolves an issue that prevented setting permissions on a folder alias.
  • Resolves an issue in which the Eject command could write to a disc in the optical drive.
  • Fixes an issue in which the scroll bar might disappear when deleting a file within a folder that includes files that are out of view.
  • Fixes an issue in the Sharing & Permissions section of Get Info windows, in which the gear icon appears to be gray/disabled after authentication.
  • Addresses an issue in which the Show Icon Preview preference might not be not saved when turning it off.
  • Fixes an issue that could occur when trying to print an image from the Finder.


  • Addresses an issue with Message menu's Mark > As Read choice.
  • Fixes an issue in which duplicate On My Mac folders may appear in the sidebar after upgrading to Leopard.
  • Improves the accuracy of the Data Detectors feature.
  • Resolves an issue with scrolling through a Note that is displayed using the split view in the message window.
  • Fixes an issue with deleting messages located in the Drafts folder.
  • Fixes an issue in which dragging the icon in the Safari URL field into a Mail message creates an attachment instead of a link.
  • Addresses an issue found when opening a item in the Notes folder that is not a Note.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent RSS feeds from being delivered in Mail.
  • Resolves an issue in which a selected message could "flash" from blue to gray when in Organize by Thread mode.
  • Fixes an issue with scrolling between multiple To Dos in an email message.
  • Fixes an issue in which the body of email messages with certain MIME structures may not be displayed.
  • Improves performance with America Online (AOL) account-based messages in Mail.
  • Addresses issues with some ISPs during automatic set-up in Mail.
  • Addresses an issue in which Mail might not send mail on some networks to some SMTP servers.
  • Mail now automatically disables the (unsupported) third-party plugin GrowlMail version 1.1.2 or earlier to avoid issues.
  • Adds an option to view large icons in the Mailbox list.


  • Addresses a hanging issue that may occur when connecting to an AFP network volume.

Parental Controls

  • Improves stability when opening the Parental Controls System Preferences pane.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent changes to the email address for permission requests.
  • Addresses an issue with printer administration for a guest account enabled with Parental Controls.
  • Addresses an issue with setting printer administration privileges from another Mac on the local network.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent certain applications from being allowed.
  • Addresses accuracy issues with the web content filter.


  • Improves stability when scrolling through a PDF document.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents tabbing within a PDF document after clicking on the PDF.
  • Improves the Mail Document feature so that email attachments are more reliably created from Print Preview.


  • Addresses an issue in which remote printers may be deleted when the computer is put to sleep.
  • Improves printing performance when using some Microsoft Office applications.
  • Resolves an issue with some printing options, such as landscape orientation, number of copies, two-sided printing, and so forth that may not have functioned with some printers shared by Microsoft Windows.
  • Adds support for certain printers connected to the USB port of an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express base station.
  • Resolves a stalling issue that could occur when installing certain Canon printing software from a disc.

RAW Image

  • Adds RAW image support for several cameras, as detailed in this article.


  • Addresses issues with Safari reliably resolving certain domains.

Login and Setup Assistant

  • Addresses an issue in which Setup Assistant could unexpectedly appear each time Mac OS X 10.5 starts up.
  • Improves stability and performance during log in.


  • Improves the accuracy of the grammar checker.
  • The computer will now shut down if an automatic disk repair does not succeed during startup.

Time Machine

  • Adds a menu bar option for accessing Time Machine features (the menu extra can be enabled in Time Machine preferences). The status menu appears by default.
  • Improves backup reliability when computer name contains slash or non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixes an issue in which the backup disk displayed in the Finder may be out of sync with the disk chosen for Time Machine.
  • Addresses issues in which some external drives are not recognized by Time Machine.


  • Improves general stability when running third-party applications.
  • Addresses an issue in which the incorrect search results may be displayed for certain Automator Find/Filter actions.
  • Addresses an issue with the Latvian and Russian keyboard layouts.
  • Addresses an issue in which the backlight could turn off before Energy Saver's backlight setting.

External References

About the Mac OS X 10.5.2 Update

Mac OS X 10.5.2 Combo Update

Mac OS X Versions OSX Poster
Mac OS X Server: Mac OS X Server
Preview Release: Mac OS X DP | Mac OS X DP 2 | Mac OS X DP 3 | Mac OS X DP 4
Public Beta: Mac OS X Public Beta
Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah): 10.0.0 | 10.0.1 | 10.0.2 | 10.0.3 | 10.0.4
Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma): 10.1.0 | 10.1.1 | 10.1.2 | 10.1.3 | 10.1.4 | 10.1.5
Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar): 10.2.0 | 10.2.1 | 10.2.2 | 10.2.3 | 10.2.4 | 10.2.5 | 10.2.6 | 10.2.7 | 10.2.8 (6R73) | 10.2.8 (G5)
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther): 10.3.0 | 10.3.1 | 10.3.2 | 10.3.3 | 10.3.4 | 10.3.5 | 10.3.6 | 10.3.7 | 10.3.8 | 10.3.9
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger): 10.4.0 | 10.4.1 | 10.4.2 | 10.4.3 | 10.4.4 | 10.4.5 | 10.4.6 | 10.4.7 | 10.4.8 | 10.4.9 | 10.4.10 | 10.4.11
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): 10.5.0 | 10.5.1 | 10.5.2 | 10.5.3 | 10.5.4 | 10.5.5 | 10.5.6 | 10.5.7 | 10.5.8
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): 10.6.0 | 10.6.1 | 10.6.2 | 10.6.3 | 10.6.4 | 10.6.5 | 10.6.6 | 10.6.7 | 10.6.8
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion): 10.7.0 | 10.7.1 | 10.7.2 | 10.7.3 | 10.7.4 | 10.7.5
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): 10.8 | 10.8.1 | 10.8.2 | 10.8.3 | 10.8.4 | 10.8.5
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks): 10.9 | 10.9.1 | 10.9.2 | 10.9.3 | 10.9.4 | 10.9.5
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): 10.10.0 | 10.10.1 | 10.10.2 | 10.10.3 | 10.10.4 | 10.10.5
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan): 10.11.0 | 10.11.1 | 10.11.2 | 10.11.3 | 10.11.4 | 10.11.5 | 10.11.6
macOS 10.12 (Sierra): 10.12.0 | 10.12.1 | 10.12.2 | 10.12.3 | 10.12.4 | 10.12.5 | 10.12.6
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra): 10.13.0 | 10.13.1 | 10.13.2 | 10.13.3 | 10.13.4