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Parallels Desktop for Mac 8: Updates Summary

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
  • Parallels Access

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18619) addresses overall stability and security issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with jumping to the OS X login screen while working in a Windows virtual machine in Coherence mode on a MacBook Pro with Retina display.
  • Resolves an issue with the OS X password not being accepted when exiting Full Screen.

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18615) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following enhancements:

  • Resolves an issue with the Windows 8 Start screen inadvertently appearing when you press the Command + Tab key combination to switch between OS X apps.
  • When a Windows 8 virtual machine is in Coherence mode and you insert a disc, Windows now correctly asks you to choose what happens with the disc.
  • Resolves an issue with the OS X login screen appearing after moving the mouse pointer to the left bottom corner of the screen while Windows is running in Coherence.
  • Resolves an issue with the mouse pointer being stuck in the Dock area when the virtual machine is in Window mode.
  • Resolves an issue with Windows crashing when switching between working in a Boot Camp virtual machine and working in Boot Camp natively.
  • When Linux is in Window mode and you resize the window, the resolution now correctly changes dynamically.


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18608) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following enhancements:

Integration

  • Install Windows 8.1 Preview using Express installation.
  • Work with Ubuntu 13.04 in Coherence view mode.

Microsoft Office 2013 support

  • Resolves an issue with the Contact Card opening too slowly in Microsoft Outlook 2013.
  • Resolves an issue with visual artifacts in Microsoft Outlook 2013.

Devices

  • Smoother mouse scrolling in guest operating systems.

3D graphics

  • Improved 3D graphics performance: playing World of Tanks, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and other games in a virtual machine became more stable.

Other

  • Resolves an issue with reverted colors on guest OS screenshots.


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18494) includes the following enhancements:

  • Use Parallels Desktop on a Mac with OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developer Preview (experimental support). Work with Parallels Desktop on new MacBooks Air (Mid-2013).


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18480, 8.0.18483) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following enhancements:

  • Better compatibility with new iMacs.
  • Create Boot Camp virtual machines on new iMacs with 3 TB hard drives.
  • Create virtual machines from the Boot Camp partition with Windows 8 installed.
  • Support for Fedora 18.
  • Fixed visual artifacts when changing screen resolution in a Windows 8 Pro virtual machine with more than 256 MB of video memory and nested virtualization enabled.
  • Resolves an issue with the Command + click combination not opening links in new tabs in Windows browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.).


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18354) addresses overall stability issues and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with the built-in camera not working with Windows.
  • Resolves an issue with some USB devices not working in virtual machines.


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18345) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following enhancements:

  • Option to disable edge swipe gestures in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, for those who often accidentally swipe from the edges of the touchpad and activate features.
  • Improved connectivity to the Internet via a proxy-server.


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18314) addresses issues related to upgrading Windows virtual machines to Windows 8.


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18305) includes the following fixes and improvements:

Windows 8 support

  • Support for Windows 8 one finger swipe gesture to display the application menu, list of running applications, and Charm Bar.
  • Easily launch Windows 8 applications from the shared applications folder in the Dock.
  • Full speed support for USB 3.0 devices.
  • Protect Windows 8 from viruses with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 that can be downloaded from Parallels Desktop.
  • Easily access your OS X applications from the Windows 8 Start Screen.
  • Windows 8 system notifications are displayed as Mountain Lion notifications.
  • Fixed visual artifacts when launching Windows 8 applications.
  • Launch Windows 8 applications on small displays from the Parallels icon || when Windows 8 is in Coherence.
  • Improved visual process of switching Windows to Coherence.

Other

  • You can now assign up to 16 GB of memory (RAM) to a single virtual machine.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012.
  • New, more intuitive design to optimize Windows for working on Retina displays.
  • Easily check the reclaiming disk space progress with a new progress bar.


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18101) addresses overall stability and performance issues and includes the following fixes:

  • Improved support for multi-display configurations that include Retina and non-Retina displays.
  • Improved Full Screen support in single and multi-display configurations.
  • Resolves an issue with Flash video playback in the Chrome browser for Windows.
  • Resolves an issue with the keyboard malfunctioning in the Coherence (non-Crystal) view mode.
  • Resolves an issue with the mouse moving too fast on Mac computers with Retina displays when SmartMouse is disabled.
  • Dragging and dropping between OS X and to Windows 8 now works correctly on Mac computers with Retina displays.
  • In Parallels Desktop Preferences, you can now disable hiding or showing Parallels Desktop using the F6 key.



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