macOS Sonoma сompatibility status with Parallels Desktop

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Our Engineering team keeps testing Parallels Desktop with macOS Sonoma 14 to ensure a stable and reliable user experience. We are specifically focused on identifying any compatibility issues, performance concerns, or potential conflicts between Parallels Desktop and the beta operating system. Our goal is to address any issues promptly and provide necessary updates to ensure full compatibility of Parallels Desktop with macOS Sonoma 14.

Note: if you want to create a macOS Sonoma 14 virtual machine on a Mac with Apple silicon, see KB 125561.

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Known issues

Issue Workaround
macOS Sonoma 14 as a host operating system
 1  'Print to PDF' results in an empty file.  Use Microsoft Print to PDF printing option.
 2   Printing from Windows doesn't work.

 Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.

 3  The context menu doesn't appear in Windows apps when running a VM in Coherence view mode.

 Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.

 Alternatively, you can change the view mode to the window or full-screen mode.

 4  There is no 'Configure' option upon right-clicking the VM icon in the Dock.  Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.
 5  Microsoft Office apps return black boxes upon clicking pop-up menus after Windows was idle for a long time.  Workaround: restart Windows.
 6  Parallels Desktop icon in the macOS menu bar is less visible than other icons.  Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.
 7  A Windows VM located on an external exfat drive starts with BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) upon upgrading macOS to Sonoma.   Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.2.
 8  Transparent/gradient VM screen when running the VM on an external display.  Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.2.
macOS Sonoma 14 as a virtual machine
 1  Shared folders aren't available in a macOS virtual machine

 Fixed in macOS 14.3. 

 Check KB 130016.


 Installing macOS Sonoma 14 VM from the list of Free Systems on a host Mac may fail.

 Fixed in Parallels Desktop 19.

 3  macOS VM gets stuck when upgrading your macOS VM to macOS Sonoma 14 on a Mac with Intel processor.  Try creating a new macOS Sonoma 14 VM.

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