Should I upgrade to High Sierra

7 months ago from , Cat Trainer

I've been using Sierra just fine -- not sure if I want to introduce the new OS and risk it messing up any of my daily applications. (Sketch, Sublime, git, slack, abstract,)

For those who have upgraded -- is it worth it? Or should I just stick with Sierra?

44 comments

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 7 months ago

    Experienced zero issues with my stack when I upgraded.

    13 points
  • Benny JienBenny Jien, 7 months ago

    Google Chrome browser is acting funny for me. It is harder to click on links or buttons — sometimes I need to click my mouse 3 or 4 times. I have no issue on Firefox. Is anyone else experience this?

    7 points
    • Marcel Maurice Naef, 7 months ago

      I've been having the same Issues but did not yet upgrade to High Sierra. Disabled all my extensions and now it's kind of better but can't tell for sure..

      0 points
    • David Lam, 7 months ago

      I noticed it a month ago. It's really annoying and I thought i was the only one.

      0 points
    • Thom StoodleyThom Stoodley, 7 months ago

      Cor is that what it is — I have the same issue~!

      Columns in Finder is also really buggy with folders masked in the toolbar and CMD+Z doesn't work well unless you CMD+TAB back or relaunch. ARF.

      [MBP 2017 + Touchbar]

      0 points
    • Tim SilvaTim Silva, 7 months ago

      Same! Google Chrome has had lots of issues for me. Sometimes, when adding bookmarks, but computer goes to sleep! I have to login and relaunch of a bunch of apps again. Same with the random clicking issues and micro-freezes. Firefox has been fine.

      I've also had issues with renaming files and folders in Finder. It now takes a few seconds for changes to show up, sometimes 10-15 seconds. I thought APFS was supposed to be faster

      0 points
    • Dragan BabicDragan Babic, 7 months ago

      Same here! I thought I just started clicking my mice differently, but it's comforting that it's not only me.

      EDIT:

      I think it might actually be caused by Ghostery blocking ad scripts. Is anyone using Ghostery or any other ad blocker?

      0 points
  • Tomek Osinski, 7 months ago

    I had no issues after this upgrade, with neither Sketch, Sublime nor Slack. Also have not noticed any real improvements.

    3 points
  • Antek GrzankaAntek Grzanka, 7 months ago

    How about improvements, has anyone noticed any?

    2 points
    • Michael KingeryMichael Kingery, 7 months ago

      biggest boon most people will encounter is the window system runs on the GPU so spaces is a lot smoother. (still can choke up a bit on my setup, but doing much better considering a dozen spaces on a 3k and 2k monitor)

      1 point
      • Antek GrzankaAntek Grzanka, 7 months ago

        Nice! I use an external 4k screen so this might indeed by useful. I'm worried about breaking my software setup though...

        0 points
  • Chase GiuntaChase Giunta, 7 months ago

    What hardware are you on? High Sierra has some serious issues with older 2012-2014 Macbook Pros that Apple has yet to address.

    2 points
    • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, 7 months ago

      I have an early 2013 rMBP, should I be worried? I haven't experienced anything out of the ordinary (Photoshop crashes ie.).

      0 points
      • Chase GiuntaChase Giunta, 7 months ago

        Does it have the additional nvidia graphics card? If so, are you plugged into an external display or running anything that would toggle the graphics card on? By default, it won't be running, so most owners won't notice unless the do some intensive action to enable it

        0 points
        • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, 7 months ago

          I have the additional nvidia, I don't use an external display so I guess I'm off the hook. Thanks!

          0 points
      • Chase GiuntaChase Giunta, 7 months ago

        Also, check your serial on Apple's site. I believe the early 2013 MBPros might be eligible for some free repairs due to some known video issues.

        0 points
    • Scott Pargett, 7 months ago

      2012 MBP, and it's been absolutely terrible. High Sierra is meant for high horsepower new GPU's.

      1 point
  • Vasiliy LeytmanVasiliy Leytman, 7 months ago

    Got early 2013 MBP with external Dell 4K monitor, and it glitched and rebooted all the time both on Sierra and High Sierra, and started to have very strange and pretty often video glitches on High Sierra. Reinstalls didn't do anything, though installing Nvidia web drivers helped to get rid of reboots, at least. Now swapped it for 2017 MBP and it works flawlessly. But as far as I've investigated, it has a lot of problems with MBPs earlier than 2015, especially with external monitors, so think twice if you've got such a config.

    1 point
  • George Brown, 7 months ago

    just go ahead and upgrade, macosx updates are mostly safe after a few months of their release.

    Sketch is extremely unstable on 47. It does not get any better

    1 point
  • Tropical Hooch, 7 months ago

    Thanks everyone! I think I'm going to go with the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" philosophy and stay with Sierra until there is a more compelling reason to upgrade.

    1 point
  • Alex ChanAlex Chan, 7 months ago

    I use all of those tools except Abstract on 10.13.1 and have no issues so far.

    1 point
  • Nacho ToledoNacho Toledo, 7 months ago

    Updated over the weekend and have zero issues with those. I don't use Abstract tho. I did had to reinstall the sass gem. Also, I went from less than 30GB to 43GB free B-)

    0 points
  • Octavio CruzOctavio Cruz, 7 months ago

    I upgraded while at work and it took like 40 minutes to complete :V. It was an entire day of procrastination, since when I decided to start working the upgrade began as well. I spent 40 minutes thinking of an excuse I didn't have to use. No issues or whatsoever, tho.

    0 points
  • Leon KLeon K, 7 months ago

    I have serious issues with High Sierra on my macbook pro. Ever so often it freezes everything for about a minute. The biggest problem I have is the fact that I can't use external monitors anymore, as the computer will completely freeze after about 20-30 minutes and I have force reboot the laptop.

    All applications work fine though, it's just the OS itself which is buggy for me.

    0 points
    • Vasiliy LeytmanVasiliy Leytman, 7 months ago

      had the same stuff. unfortunately wasn't able to fix it completely, but at least got rid of forced reboots by installing the most recent Nvidia web drivers. so instead of kernel panics and freezes, it started to hang for 5-6 seconds and then work again, which is still not good, but way better than having to reboot.

      1 point
  • Gabriel Hourigan, 7 months ago

    Mine crashed almost immediately after installing HS. First crash on my MacBook. Since then it's been fine, though I couldn't say I've noticed any improvements.

    0 points
  • Kevin YunKevin Yun, 7 months ago

    Just be careful with Sketch if you use AutoLayout with nested symbols. Took me a few Sketch application restarts to get things back together -- nearly gave me a heart attack this morning after the 2nd restart, but turns out you just need to get the AutoLayout panel to stay persistent in Sketch on close/open.

    0 points
  • Andrew ChernauskasAndrew Chernauskas, 7 months ago

    I've notice a couple of windowing issues that should be patched pretty soon. I'd wait a little longer before upgrading. But if you're on a SSD, the new file system is worth the upgrade once it's a little more stable.

    0 points
  • Thomas Lowry, 7 months ago

    I skipped Sierra and was coming from El Capitan. The install processes stalled out on me the first time (glad I didn't attempt it during working hours), and I had to boot into recovery mode and try again.

    Now that it is installed, it is working bunch better than El Capitan did! More stable at least., in that Spotlight actually works and does not crash.

    0 points
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, 7 months ago

    I've had issues importing photos and videos from my Sony a6300 since the upgrade. Every time an import begins the computer freezes and I have to hard restart.

    That is the only noticeable issue for me. I don't use Abstract, but the others seem to be working.

    0 points
  • Marcin BauerMarcin Bauer, 7 months ago

    Today I started experiencing Finder crashes, and can't setup any wallpaper on my HS at work... But at home my Hackintosh HS works fine.

    0 points
  • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, 7 months ago

    I had to downgrade because Messages stopped working properly. It "timed out" immediately after you had sent a message, so no new messages were received. In order to get new messages again I had to write one myself and wait 30-60s for it to "re-connect" or something.

    Apart from that system animations were definitely running more smoothly. That's about the only noticeable thing for me.

    0 points
  • Steve Guluk, 7 months ago

    My issues are Mac Mail no longer downloads attachments when an email is moved to another folder via a rule. I use lots of Rules to put emails in different folders but since High Sierra, only those in the default In Box show attachments, while all those moved to another Folder via a Rule show "downloading". Grrr

    And sometimes Chrome will open to a blink window (link not properly transferred) from an email with a link.

    0 points
  • Ram Kumar Gajurel, 7 months ago

    I have also upgraded 2 week ago and i have not experienced issue yet.

    Its ok for me...

    0 points
  • Tomas Rolejček, 7 months ago

    Be aware of bitmap gamma bug in older Sketch versions, some images are washed out https://www.sketchapp.com/support/troubleshooting/gamma-fix-high-sierra

    0 points
  • Aleks Doe, 7 months ago

    Started my work today and Sketch is crashing like nuts - not sure if this has anything to do with High Sierra though...

    0 points
  • Jérémie Baboukhian, 7 months ago

    worst osx update from long time

    0 points
  • Andor Kovacs, 3 months ago

    There’s extra to it, after all, however nobody desires to examine algorithms on a Monday morning. All you’ll want to know is that it makes scenes look far more practical. Just about all pre-rendered CGI (suppose, any Hollywood blockbuster) makes use of ray tracing, nevertheless it‘s been considered too demanding to be used in gaming outdoors of sure results. https://www.omnifeedonline.com/nvidia-provides-next-level-features-for-gpus/

    0 points
  • Long Zheng, 7 months ago

    High Sierra works great for me, no issues.

    0 points