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How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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arrow keys functioning strangely since parallels 10 and yosemite update [closed]

when moving within a document - word, excel, outlook, the arrow keys will only move 2 or 3 steps then 'ding ding' and I have to click with the mouse. particularly frustrating in excel. any ideas?
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Network Share Drag and Drop to Mac OS from inside Parallels Windows VM

I am running a Windows 7 VM on a Mac OS X Yosemite host OS. I am looking to "drag and drop" files between a network share accessed through the Windows 7 VM onto folders and applications in the Mac OS ...
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Assign hostname to Paralells virtual machine?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS inside a virtual machine via Paralells Desktop 10 on OS X. I'm accessing it via SSH via its IP-adress but I'd like to assign a hostname to it. How can I do so?
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Aventail VPN connection doesn't work

I installed the Aventail VPN client on both the Mac and a Windows 7 machine, both on my home network. When I try to connect one or the other (I make sure one is disconnected before connecting through ...
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Key combination Ctrl + \ is not working inside virtual Parallels machine in MacOS

I'm new to Mac world, just got a Macbook with OSX Yosemite. I'm using Windows software for work and I have installed Windows 7 within Parallels Desktop. I used to use Far Manager for file operations. ...
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Installing the same copy of windows on multiple VMs on the same Mac - licensing issues?

I have a single license for Windows 8, which I installed within Parallels. I wondered if I am allowed to clone this VM, or create another using the same key, on the same Mac? I think cloning would ...
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Can a virtual machine be split across multiple drives?

I am considering the option to move my existing Windows 7 image to run inside Parallels on my new Mac. It appears this is possible and not that unusual. But, I am speccing the new Mac to have an SSD ...
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Can't install Parallels Tools on Debian 7.2.0

(Parallels Desktop 9, latest version) As per instructions, I switch to root: $ su - root $ whoami root $ echo $EUID 0 and then execute the installer: $ cd /media/cdrom0 $ ./install and I get ...
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How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac?

How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac? I can't find the PC settings General option on Mac. I need to disable it to use a special USB driver.
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Mac:Windows 10 on PD10, missing media driver

I am using Parallels Desktop 10 on OS X Yosemite GM. I tried to install Windows 10 TP on my PD 10 but when I got into the installation phase, it informed that: "A media driver your computer needs is ...
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Mac: How to install Windows 10 Preview on Parallels

I'm trying to install Windows 10 preview on Mac OS X with Parallels, but the ISO file is not recognized by Parallels. The ISO is not defect, I've checked the Hash.
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External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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Multitouch WPF on Windows7/8 on OSX doesn't work?

Can I use Microsoft WPF(4) for multitouch when running Windows through Parallels on an OSX machine? When I run Windows8 on my Mac the multitouch with touchpad works. But if I program my own WPF ...
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How to SSH into VM running within Parallels on OSX while connected via Junos Pulse VPN?

I am working with OS X 10.9 and Parallels Desktop 9. Within Parallels I run a Linux VM using a Shared Network setting. If I am on my company network I able to SSH into the VM from my OS X terminal ...
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Bootcamp is unable to boot Windows 8.1

Ok I've tried the most tactics to this but i am still stuck. I am unable to boot into windows on my Macbook pro 2012. I have been using Parallels lately and for the first time it read that it is ...
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Can't Access Static IP from VM on Different Network

I am running Parallels 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mav 10.9.4). The guest VM is windows 7. The network is set to be Bridged. I have installed a web server on the Windows Guest. I am using a static IP ...
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Issue accessing Web service on Guest Win 7 VM (Parallels) from the Mac host

My Parallels Desktop 10 network configuration is set on Bridged network ->default adapter. I am trying to access a windows 7 guest OS from my Macbook Pro on Mav 10.9.4. I am able to access the guest ...
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Chrome browser rendering is slightly fuzzy

I'm running Windows 8 on a Retina MacBook through Parallels. When I open the "Metro" Chrome application (i.e. click on the chrome tile to launch) the browser renders beautiful crisp content, but ...
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Parallels Shared Folder + IIS 8 = really slow page loads

I've recently switched over to using a MAC as my main computer, but I am a .NET developer so require the ability to use Visual Studio and IIS so have setup a VM for this. I've got everything working ...
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making a PCI soundcard work inside a Parallels Desktop virtual machine

im running Windows 8.1 inside Parallels Desktop 9 in Mavericks (mac) I have an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard (PCI-Express) connected, is there any hope of making it work inside the windows virtual ...
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Recover a Parallel Desktop 3 virtual machine in VirtualBox

I have an old HDD image file that was used with Parallels Desktop 3. Ideally I'd like to use it in VirtualBox (conversion). In all the tutorials I found (like this one or that one) the VM must be ...
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Parallels - OS X Does giving the VM more RAM or more Video Memory/CPUs limit the mac?

I installed parallels not too long ago and I am not sure what to set as the user settings.. My question is if I give the VM more ram does it limit my mac's ram when I run the VM? Same question with ...
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Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows. I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop. It would be great, when i will be able to access my ...
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Secure copy one folder to multiple destinations in OS X

Sorry for asking what looks like a question that's been asked a few times. I'm very far from being a super user, which makes it very difficult for me to be able to expand on a relatively complex ...
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MAC Parallels Desktop was not found

I uninstall parallels, but now I have got 5 error messages: Google Chrome requires Parallels Desktop to operate. PLease install Parallels Desktop and try again. I think this errors appear from ...
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Mac hardware specs for running Visual Studio in Parallels

I'm moving over to a .NET project and am going to be working with Visual Studio 2013. I'm a Mac user and going to be working mostly front end. My current setup is an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" with ...
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Installing Intel Iris Drivers on Parallels 9

I'm running windows 8.1 on Parallels 9 on Mac OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks. Before that I used to have VMWare and I could manage to install Intel Iris drivers for OpenCL SDK. But Parallels installs tools for ...
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Using Parallels, Win 7 and Excel 2010— Excel restores itself immediately after being minimized

I'm using Excel 2010 in Windows 7, through Parallels on Mac OS X. Some times, when I go to minimize Excel, after the minimization animation, Excel immediately restores itself. How can I fix this ...
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Running a VM off a USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Mac/Parallels/XP

I use a MacBook Air as my primary machine, and the 128GB SSD means space is precious. To save about 10 GB, I've been running Parallels with a Windows XP VM off an external USB hard drive, which ...
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If, else based on command piped to grep

I can't figure out how to make this (what supposed to be simple) script to work. Basically what I want, to run different stuff based on the state of my Parallels vm, something like this: if [ prlctl ...
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Alternative to middle click for Linux in Parallels on a MacBook?

I'm running Ubuntu on Parallels on a MacBook, and there is no middle-click on the MacBook trackpad - which is annoying because it means you can't do X's paste action. Is there an alternative? I'm ...
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Find source of Parallels connection attempt blocked by Little Snitch

I have Little Snitch on my MBP (running Mavericks) with parallels installed (Win7 x64 VM). Because of the fact that I am bombarded by connection attempt for prl_naptd process it would be easier to ...
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Why is my charms bar on Windows 8.1 not vertically centered?

I am using Parallels VM to run Windows 8.1, and here's my charms bar: Why is this happening? How can I fix it? Thanks. P.S. Sorry for the big picture.
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Visual Studio crashes on Parallels Desktop 8

I have a macbook pro with 16GB Ram, as a frequent visual studio user I installed Parallels Desktop so I can use visual studios on my mac. Whenever I open visual studios its very slow and it eventually ...
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Change the SSL ciphers used by Apache2 in Plesk 11.5 and Ubuntu 12.04

I want to change the configuration of my Apache2 server so that it accepts the following lines in order to disable weak TLS ciphers and enable perfect forward secrecy. SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 ...
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How do different virtual machines handle CPU scheduling?

When you give a guest multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU) the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I'm can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: ...
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How to map right Alt to Context-Menu key

I'm running Windows 8.1 through Parallels Desktop 8 on a MacBook Pro with Mavericks. Windows keyboards have a key that simulates a mouse right click at the place where the caret for typing is. Since ...
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Stop Parallels Desktop from opening mac excel when trying to open the virtual machines copy

Im using Parallels Desktop 8 to allow me to run Windows 7 on my Macbook, i use it mostly for browser testing IE, and running certain vba macros which will not run in mac Excel 2011. Whenever i try ...
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Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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How do I completely remove Parallels Desktop from my Mac?

Some friend wanted to try to install Windows on my Mac using Parallels Desktop 9. But he failed and left a mess up on my Mac. How could I totally remove that stuff (the app and the Windows system)?
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Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
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Arch Linux Install Cannot Enable dhcpd

I am trying to setup internet with arch linux. I just installed it using parallels and got the following error: [root@singularity ~]# systemctl enable dhcpd.service Failed to issue method call: No ...
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How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?

Here is my setup. I have a Macbook, Thunderbolt display and an Ethernet connection plugged into the Thunderbolt display. During the day, most of my network use can (and should) operate across the ...
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What are the benefits of virtual machines? [duplicate]

Following the idea at What are the benefits of using a proxy? I've used VMs personally, but can't seem to understand why it exists for any real world need. So I ask: why are virtual machines needed? ...
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How to use my OSX keyboard layout on windows?

I've remapped my OSX Keyboard Layout completely. It is a problem when I'm on windows using Parallels desktop because it won't recognize my modified mapping. How can I use the same mapping for both?
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Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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Excel 2007 VBA macros don't work in Parallels

I've got a complex Excel spreadsheet I need to use at work. My colleagues use the spreadsheet on Windows PC's, with no special configuration required. I want to run it on a MacBook Pro running Snow ...