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.
There are still many outstanding from 10.14, and one going back many years.
A new version of Mojave brings some fixes, and introduces some new bugs. Here a few for starters. I’ll add more as we discover them.
It is easy to browse images and other documents in the QuickLook cache in High Sierra and earlier, but Apple has not blocked this – details here.