When you work with Mac OS X and Windows applications simultaneously, you may notice that clicking a hyperlink in a Windows application opens the corresponding web page in the browser set as default in the Windows guest OS and clicking a hyperlink in a Mac OS X application opens the web page in the Mac OS X default browser.
With Parallels Desktop, you can set a single web application for opening similar web pages from both Mac OS X and Windows applications.
You can specify different Internet applications for opening each of the following types of web pages:
For setting up shared web applications, use the Internet Applications pane of the Virtual Machine Configuration dialog.
To open the Internet Applications pane:
Note: You can specify different shared web applications for each of your Windows virtual machines that have Parallels Tools installed.
For more information about setting up shared web applications, refer to Internet Applications Settings.
Sharing the web applications can be useful in software development and web site building to check the compatibility with different Internet browsers. Create several virtual machines and install the necessary Internet browsers in each of them. Right-click the file you want to check and specify the browser to use through Open With.
Note: The Open With list displays only the Internet browsers available through the virtual machines that are currently running.
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