macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Well, no sooner than I mentioned High Sierra 10.13.4 would be released soon and it was released! I have downloaded and installed it using the combo updater. The install went fine, so far no problems at all. It is pretty snappy on my iMac. Besides the usual bug fixes there are a few new features in 10.13.4.

High Sierra 10.13.4

Apples information page for this update lists some of the fixes and new stuff:

  • Adds support for Business Chat conversations in Messages in the U.S.
  • Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPUs).
  • Fixes graphics corruption issues affecting certain apps on iMac Pro.
  • Allows jumping to the rightmost open tab using Command-9 in Safari.
  • Enables sorting of Safari bookmarks by name or URL by Control-clicking and choosing Sort By.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent web link previews from appearing in Messages.
  • Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field in Safari.
  • Displays warnings in the Safari Smart Search field when interacting with password or credit card forms on unencrypted webpages.
  • Displays privacy icons and links to explain how your data will be used and protected when Apple features ask to use your personal information.

There are several fixes for the Enterprise area which I did not include in this article, you can go here to check that out if you wish. The most interesting thing to me is Messages on iCloud which enables all your Messages texts to be the same on all your devices. This is a very cool feature. I can be texting on one device, then pick up and continue the same text stream on another of my Apple devices.

Conclusion

The update took about 20 minutes to install on my Late 2012 iMac, YMMV. It is worth updating, but please use the ‘Combo Updater’. It just seems to update better than the standalone update at the App Store.