Monterey Quick Look

I got curious about macOS Monterey, so I created a second Volume on my Developer Beta drive, installed Big Sur and then macOS Monterey over the top. Then, I booted into Monterey to have a look around. At first glance, it looks a lot like Big Sur even though there are many new changes.

Authentication Blues

Initially, I opened and installed several applications. What I got was what I call the Authentication Blues. Here is an example from the Bartender App.

It is the same old story of granting permission to Apps in the Security & Privacy / Accessibility area. I am sure I will have to do this for several other Apps as I use them.

Of course, it was the same thing for “Full Disk Access”.

Certain Apps need permission to use “Full Disk Access”.

Here is a bit of a surprise. After testing several Apps, I opened the Safari web browser.

I tried several times, but could not get Safari to work. Well, the bottomline for macOS Monterey is early stages. I am sure that Apple will have a fix update for Safari fairly quickly.


I will be checking out macOS Monterey over the next few months before its release. Right now, it is a work in progress.