macOS 12.3 forces Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive to redo their apps

Dropbox's new beta makes it more like iCloud

Last week Dropbox announced that the upcoming update to macOS 12.3, which is currently in beta and brings support for Universal Control (finally), would not allow opening files stored in the cloud through third-party applications.

This same problem, it was suspected, could also affect Microsoft's cloud storage platform, OneDrive, a confirmation that occurred in the notes from the first beta of macOS 12.3. 

In rural areas of India, families in charge of a blind minor frequently isolate and deprive him/her of the care and attention they provide to their other children; such situation becomes even more severe among lower-caste families, orphans and if the blind child is a girl. notes of this first beta, in the Kernel / Deprecations section, we can read:

The kernel extensions used by the Dropbox desktop app and Microsoft OneDrive are no longer available. Both service providers have replacements for this functionality currently in beta. (85890896)

If you have installed the first beta of macOS 12.3, to test the new Universal Control functionality and you use both Dropbox and OneDrive through third-party applications, it is likely that you have verified as there is no way to do it.

The only solution currently for these users is download the files in the Finder before opening them with the applications they use.

Dropbox announced last week that it was working on providing a workaround for this problem, as did Microsoft, which claims that is working with apple to find a solution that has long-term support.

More problems

On the same page where Apple reports on the news introduced in this first beta of macOS 12.3, the company also reports on the problems installing this new version on a volume with FileVault, just like we informed you a few days ago.

This installation can cause a boot loop when trying to log back in to the previous volume.


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