Monthly Archives: July 2012

Working with Windows 8 on Parallels 7

I have installed the latest Parallels update and created a new Windows 8 virtual machine.

Being in all-touch universe right now, the guys behind Windows 8 decided to use corners of the screen to do certain actions like showing Start, active applications, or the settings flay-out.
The issue is that I couldn’t use these corners because Parallels menu would pop up the minute your mouse touches the top edge!

My work around was to enable “Active Screen Corners” on Parallels for my virtual machine and then assign them to nothing, access it by going to Configure > Full Screen. Check the following screen shot:

Screen Shot 2012-07-24 at 4.36.37 PM

The other thing I faced is that Ctrl+arrow key combination is used in Mac for the Mission Control, so I am not able to use the Ctrl to traverse between words in a text block, the work around for this is to disable the Mac shortcuts of Mission Control, Settings > Keyboard > Mission Control

Screen Shot 2012-07-24 at 4.42.11 PM