The Finder in macOS 10.12.4 displays. EXE files Windows icons applications


The new version of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 correctly recognize Windows executables. This fact drew the attention of the developers Vaslav of Bankura, according to which this innovation can confuse novice Mac users.

The Finder in macOS 10.12.4 displays. EXE files Windows icons applications

As you know, Macs out of the box does not allow running EXE files. It is the extension of executable files in the operating systems of the Windows family. But now is unlikely to lead to confusion, since such files have an appropriate “empty” icon that allows to distinguish between non-executable files. 10.12.4 updating the first beta version was released this week, macOS began to display the icons of the EXE files along with normal programs.

The Finder in macOS 10.12.4 displays. EXE files Windows icons applications

Icons. EXE files in macOS Sierra 10.12.3

On the one hand, this innovation simplifies the search of executable files for Windows in the Finder, on the other, may confuse novice users who choose to run Windows programs in macOS environment. Vancura suggested Apple changed the image files with the EXE extension to more correctly as a transparent icon with a cross in the corner. An example of the icons the designer has published on his Twitter account.

The Finder in macOS 10.12.4 displays. EXE files Windows icons applications

Icons. EXE files in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Release macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 1 took place this week. Any groundbreaking innovations update shall not be, however at least one important innovation in it were found: Night Shift for correcting the color temperature of the monitor screen for a more comfortable working on a Mac in the evening or night.

The Finder in macOS 10.12.4 displays. EXE files Windows icons applications

More correct display format. EXE files for Mac (concept)

Among other innovations in macOS 10.12.4 it is worth noting support dictation on the Shanghai dialect to convert text to speech. In addition, new OS updated API for PDF files, and voice assistant Siri received the ability to display different information on the game of cricket.

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