Parallels Desktop updated with improved support for macOS High Sierra

Popular vitalization software Parallels has today been updated to version 13.1 with a host of improvements. The update primarily focuses on improving the performance of Parallels with macOS High Sierra, include better optimization for features such as HEVC files and Apple Filesystem…

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Parallels 13.1 was released toady and announced in a blog post. The update brings enhancements such as fixes for problems copying files between Windows and macOS, which was likely caused by the switch to APFS. There’s also a host of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Here’s the full change log for today’s update:

  • Enables the user to create a new Boot Camp virtual machine on a Mac® with macOS® High Sierra.
  • Enables the user to install a High Sierra virtual machine from the Recovery partition on their High Sierra Mac.
  • Resolves an issue with some Windows shortcuts not working (for example, “Control+Shift+”+”/”-” in Microsoft Excel).
  • Resolves an issue with installing Parallels Tools on Windows XP (Note: Parallels Tools are used for Windows and macOS integration. Do not confuse them with Parallels Toolbox.)
  • Resolves an issue with Windows not starting when opening a file associated with a Windows application on macOS.
  • Resolves an issue with crashes of BIMcollab ZOOM and TopSolid CAD.
  • Resolves an issue with Zoom In and Zoom Out in APEX 3.
  • Resolves an issue with “Sending as Attachment” not working for Windows files and Mac email client after suspending and resuming a Windows virtual machine.
  • Resolves an issue with OneDrive for Business not shared with macOS, even if that option is enabled.
  • Resolves an issue with Microsoft Windows Start menu not appearing when clicking the Windows icon if Dock auto-hide is enabled.
  • Resolves an issue with copying Windows files to Mac.
  • Resolves an issue with TeamViewer camera not working.
  • Resolves an issue with maximizing Windows applications in Coherence mode.
  • Resolves an issue with installing a macOS older than Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 in the virtual machine from the installation image.
  • Resolves an issue with macOS not going to sleep when there is a virtual machine in Coherence mode.

Parallels can be downloaded for $79.99 from the company’s website and today’s update is free for existing users. It’s a pretty useful tool if you’re regularly switching between Windows and macOS.

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