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Parallels Toolbox for Mac updates summary

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Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.0.2 (1213)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.0.2 (1213) includes the following fix:

  • Resolves the issue with new tools not showing up for users upgrading from PD12 with permanent license to PD13 with permanent license


Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.0.1 (1199)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.0.1 (1199) includes the following fix:

  • Resolves the issue with license activation after upgrade to Toolbox 2.0


Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.0.0 (1192)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.0.0 (1192) contains the following improvements:

  1. Three new tools (available for users with subscription):
    • Find Duplicates (allows to find duplicated files on user's computer)
    • Make GIF (allows to make animated GIFs from videos)
    • Clean Drive (allows to clean up user's drive from junk no longer needed)
  2. Preferences with ability to set up a keyboard shortcut for tools
  3. Preferences for storing output files
  4. Preferences to disable loading Toolbox on launch
  5. Other minor improvements include:
    • Improved usability in Launch tool
    • Shutter sound for Take Photo tool
    • Resizable window for Take Photo/Take Video tools


Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.7.0 (1026)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.7.0 (1026) contains the following improvements:

  1. Four new tools (available for users with subscription):

    • Download Audio (similar to Download Video, but targeted towards downloading audio from internet, including multiple file downloads from a single page).
    • Airplane Mode (disables WiFi and Bluetooth)
    • Switch Resolution (allows to quickly switch display resolutions from Mac's menu bar)
    • Presentation Mode (automatically detects connected external display or projector and enables several tools to minimize distractions - hides files on Desktop, disables notifications and blocks computer from going to sleep)
  2. Added option to change screenshot image format
  3. Added flexible configuration for Do Not Sleep limit
  4. Added ability to automatically update Download Video tool when Facebook or YouTube break compatibility
  5. Improved icons behavior in Mac's menu bar for “state” tools like Mute Microphone or Do Not Sleep Other minor improvements include:
    • Added support for custom screenshot storing locations (if changed via Terminal)
    • Improved usability in Launch tool
    • Improvement to highlighting active tools in the Library section
    • Fixed multiple bugs and crashes


Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.5.3 (759)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.5.3 (759) includes the following fix:

  • Resolves the issue where some videos from YouTube could not be downloaded


Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.6.0 (920) stand-alone tools

This release of Parallels Toolbox 1.6.0 (920) stand-alone tools is based on Parallels Toolbox for Mac and includes the following changes:

  • Standalone "Download Video" tool
  • Standalone "Do Not Sleep" tool
  • Standalone "Hide Desktop" tool
  • Standalone "Convert Video" tool


Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.5.2 (758)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.5.2 (758) addresses includes the following fix:

  • Resolves the issue where some videos from Facebook could not be downloaded


Parallels Toolbox 1.5.1 (756)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.5.1 (756) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fix:

  • Resolves the issue where some videos from YouTube and Facebook could not be downloaded


Parallels Toolbox 1.5.0 (753)

This update for Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.5 (753) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes and improvements:

  • Tools that record screen video are now capable to record system audio
  • Added option to select camera/microphone sources for Audio/Video tools
  • Added ability to drag tools in Toolbox — dragging tools to favorites, to the Dock, to Finder
  • Added ability to pin tools to menu bar for faster access to tools
  • The most recently used tools are now shown in the top area
  • Capture Area/Window/Screen tools now respect a settings to store screenshots
  • Fixed video download issues for Facebook, YouTube, Twitch
  • Fixed several crashes in the app and tools

Parallels Toolbox 1.3.1 (638)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.3.1 (638) addresses overall stability and performance issues.


Parallels Toolbox 1.3.0 (636)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.3.0 (636) addresses bug fixes and performance improvements and brings the following new tools:

  • Disable Camera — disables computer's built-in camera
  • Take Photo — takes photo using computer's camera
  • Take Video — takes video using computer's camera
  • Eject Volumes — ejects volumes mounted on desktop
  • Launch — opens apps and documents simultaneously with just one click


Parallels Toolbox 1.1.3 (464)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.1.3 (464) addresses overall stability and performance issues.


Parallels Toolbox 1.1.2 (461)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.1.2 (461) addresses overall stability and performance issues.


Parallels Toolbox 1.1.1 (458)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.1.1 (458) addresses overall stability and performance issues.


Parallels Toolbox 1.1.0 (358)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.1.0 (358) brings new features and improvements, addresses overall stability and performance issues.

New features and improvements

  • Added a built-in automatic updater for Parallels Toolbox
  • Parallels Toolbox is now localized in 13 languages: English, French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Korean, and Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Download Video can now download videos of up to 4K resolution
  • Improved compatibility for tools with Mac OS X 10.10
  • Added ability to suggest a feature for Parallels Toolbox
  • Simplified and improved behavior for Tips and Tricks
  • Added support for Force Touch in the Toolbox window
  • Convert Videos now creates .mp4 files instead of .mov
  • Convert Video now converts embedded subtitles in MKV videos

Resolved issues

  • Resolves an issue with long names in the Toolbox window
  • Resolves an issue with the mouse pointer not being visible in recorded videos
  • Resolves an issue with the Toolbox window not showing properly when there are a large number of tools
  • Resolves an issue with the Finder’s AppleShowAllFiles option in Hide Desktop
  • Resolves an issue with secondary microphones not being muted with the Mute Microphone tool
  • Resolves an issue with an empty Toolbox window after logging out and logging back in to the computer
  • Resolves an issue with Logitech USB headset when recording audio with Record Audio tool
  • Resolves an issue with Alarm not working after pressing the Snooze button
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Toolbox blocking automatic macOS updates
  • Resolves an issue with Download Video crashing when downloading files from SoundCloud
  • Resolves an issue with Stopwatch not showing proper status in the Dock icon


Parallels Toolbox 1.0.2 (242)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.0.2 (242) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Toolbox requiring an administrator account to install.
  • Resolves an issue with blurred icons and text on some non-Retina displays.


Parallels Toolbox 1.0.1 (221)

This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.0.1 (221) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with visual artifacts when selecting application windows in the Capture Window and Record Window tools
  • Resolves an issue with the icon of the Date Countdown tool showing the incorrect number of days remaining
  • Resolves an issue with hiding read-only items with the Hide Desktop tool
  • Resolves an issue with opening a recoding via a notification from the Record Audio tool
  • Resolves an issue with restoring proper volume levels after a restart if the Mute Microphone tool was used


Parallels Toolbox 1.0.0 (208)

Parallels Toolbox 1.0.0 (208) makes it easy to perform 20 common tasks on the Mac with simple single-function tools.

Tools can be started from Spotlight, pinned to the Dock, and used from the Parallels Toolbox window.

Tools included in this version:

  • Audio and video management: record audio, mute microphone, video downloader, and video converter
  • Take Screenshots: capture area, window, or screen
  • Record Screen: record area, window, or screen
  • Time utilities: alarm, timer, date countdown, and stopwatch
  • Peace, productivity, and privacy: do not disturb, do not sleep, hide desktop icons, and lock screen
  • Archiving: archive and un-archive



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