Parallels Desktop 19 updates summary

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Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.4.1 (54985)

This update for Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.4.1 (54985) addresses overall stability and performance issues.

Note that this update fixes the issues some of our users from China experienced when trying to download, activate, update, or use the product.

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.4.0 (54962)

Parallels Desktop for Mac 19.4.0 (54962) update addresses the overall stability and security issues and includes the following additions and improvements: 

General 

Windows 11 

Parallels Desktop Pro and Business Edition 

Command-line interface improvements: 

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.3.1 (54941)

This update for Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.3.1 (54941) addresses overall stability and performance issues. 

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.3.0 (54924)

Parallels Desktop for Mac 19.3.0 (54924) update addresses the overall stability and security issues and includes the following additions and improvements:

General

Windows 11

Linux

$ defaults write "com.parallels.Parallels Desktop" "HID Host Hook.Scroll Sensitivity" X

Where X < 120 (20 = the default value, 120 = the lowest sensitivity)

macOS (virtual machines on Macs with Apple silicon)

What Will Be Deprecated or Removed from Parallels Desktop Soon

According to the statistics from the users who participate in the Parallels Customer Experience program, some product features are used very seldom or not at all. We have decided to either stop supporting them or completely remove them from Parallels Desktop and focus on frequently used features and further enhancements.

Below is the list of features that are no longer supported and will be removed – not in version 19.3.0, but in the next major version of Parallels Desktop for Mac.

On all Mac computers, the following things are no longer supported:

On Mac computers with Intel processors, the following things are no longer supported:

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.2.1 (54832)

This update for Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.2.1 (54832) addresses overall stability and performance issues. 

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.2.0 (54827)

Parallels Desktop for Mac 19.2.0 (54827) update addresses the overall stability and security issues and includes the following additions and improvements:

General

Windows 11

macOS (virtual machines on Macs with Apple silicon)

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.1.1 (54734)

Parallels Desktop for Mac 19.1.1 (54734) update addresses the overall stability and security issues and includes the following additions and improvements:

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.1.0 (54729)

Parallels Desktop for Mac 19.1.0 (54729) update addresses the overall stability and security issues and includes the following additions and improvements:

Windows 11

Linux

macOS

For virtual machines on Mac computers with Apple silicon

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 19.0.0 (54570)

The new major Parallels Desktop version 19.0.0 (build 54570) delivers the following improvements: 

All editions of Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac 

Ready for macOS Sonoma 14 

Parallels Desktop 19 fully supports macOS Sonoma 14 both as a primary OS on Mac as well as running in a virtual machine, so you can upgrade your Mac computers when the new operating system is available. You will see more details about specific improvements for macOS Sonoma below. 

Look and Feel 

Windows on Mac 

Linux 

macOS (as a virtual machine) 

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac Pro Edition only 

Improved compatibility with HashiCorp Packer 

Linux on Apple silicon: x86_64 emulation 

Visual Studio Code extension for Parallels Desktop 

Network 

Command Line 

Software developers and IT pros using Parallels Desktop are welcome to share their feedback about these improvements, discuss feature suggestions, and have fun with like-minded people at Parallels Desktop Discord channel

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac Business Edition only 

Using Parallels Deployment package (improved); 

Using Parallels My Account configuration profiles to provision Windows virtual machine (support added); 

Using a prepackaged Windows virtual machine and sharing it as a file (support added). 

What was removed from Parallels Desktop 19 

According to the statistics from the users who participate in the Parallels Customer Experience program, some product features are rarely used or not at all. We have decided to either stop supporting and remove them from Parallels Desktop or focus on frequently used features and further enhancements. 

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