Icons are a fundamental part of a graphical interface, and convey valuable information. Although QuickLook thumbnails can enhance, they can also conflict unless carefully thought out.
Only one previously reported bug appears to have been fixed in 10.14.5. Here’s a list of some of those which remain.
Several serious bugs have been fixed in this update. Here’s a list of those which still remain. Please add more as you come across them.
It has been one of the oldest problems on Macs, when a document shows with the wrong icon. Why, and how to fix it?
Three bugs may have been fixed in 10.14.3: About This Mac’s Storage bar (at last), App Store glitches showing apps need to be redownloaded, and some black on grey text.
Together with the Quick Actions bar, they force you to scroll to view an item’s metadata, even on large displays.
So resolving an Alias doesn’t always update data in the Alias file, even though it returns the correct path when possible. This is becoming a mess.
Links – hard links, symlinks, and Finder Aliases – are the most complex and confusing of simple concepts in computing. Do they get any better after research?
It’s all too easy to change the information in a Finder Alias when you’re inspecting it. Here’s how to avoid that, and a new version of Precize to help.
Diagram summarising how Finder Aliases work, including their resolution. And how to confuse QuickLook thumbnails.