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macOS Catalina 10.15.4 brings iCloud Drive folder sharing, Apple Music real-time lyrics, more

The software update is available to download from the System Preferences app on Mac.

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Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.4 for Mac, the fourth update to the macOS Catalina. The update comes with new and improved features, including iCloud Drive folder sharing from Finder, and real-time lyrics view for Apple Music.

The macOS Catalina 10.15.4 update also brings Screen Time Communication Limits feature that allows parents to put limits on who children can contact and be contacted by on Mac. There’s a new accessibility option called Head Pointer. It allows you to control the cursor with head movements using the Mac’s camera.

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 includes a bunch of new features and improvements, which is clearly visible in the release notes below.

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Changelog

Finder

  • iCloud Drive folder sharing from Finder
  • Controls to limit access only to people you explicitly invite or grant access to anyone with the folder link
  • Permissions to choose who can make changes and upload files and who can only view and download files

Screen Time

  • Communication limits for controlling who your children can communicate with and be contacted by throughout the day and during downtime
  • Playback control of music videos for your children

Music

  • Time-synced lyrics view for Apple Music, including the ability to jump to your favorite part of a song by clicking a line in lyrics view

Safari

  • Option to import Chrome passwords into your iCloud Keychain for easy AutoFill of your passwords in Safari and across all your devices
  • Controls for duplicating a tab and for closing all tabs to the right of the current tab
  • HDR playback support on compatible computers for Netflix content

App Store with Apple Arcade

  • Universal Purchase support enables the use of a singular purchase of a participating app across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
  • Recently played Arcade games appear in the Arcade tab so you can continue playing on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

Pro Display XDR

  • Customized reference modes that you can tailor to specific workflow needs by selecting from several color gamut, white point, luminance, and transfer function options

Accessibility

  • Head pointer preference for moving a cursor on the screen based on the precise movements of your head

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.

  • High Dynamic Range output to HDR10-compatible third-party displays and TVs connected with DisplayPort or HDMI
  • OAuth authentication support with Outlook.com accounts for improved security
  • CalDav migration support when upgrading to iCloud reminders on a secondary device
  • Resolves an issue where text copied between apps may appear invisible when Dark Mode is active
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where a CAPTCHA tile may display incorrectly
  • Resolves an issue where Reminders may send notifications for completed reminders
  • Fixes an issue with screen brightness for the LG UltraFine 5K display after waking from sleep

The macOS Catalina 10.15.4 software update is available to download from the System Preferences app on Mac.

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