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The virtual machine options include the following settings:

  • Startup and Shutdown. In this pane, you can define a number of parameters related to the procedures of starting and shutting down your virtual machine.
  • Optimization. These settings relate to the virtual machine performance.
  • Services. This pane allows you to manage two Parallels Tools-related parameters: the time synchronization between you virtual machine guest OS and Mac OS X and the mouse pointer automatic capture and release.
  • Security. The Security settings determine the overall level of virtual machine's isolation from Mac OS X.
  • Shared Folders. In this pane, you can manage shared folders and their parameters.
  • Shared Profile. These preferences let you access your Mac OS X desktop and some of Mac Home folders directly from the Desktop and the corresponding folders in your Windows guest OS.
  • Shared Applications. These settings relate to sharing applications between the guest Windows OS and Mac OS X.
  • Internet Applications. In this pane, you can set rules to open similar items with the same Internet applications, no matter to which system they belong.
  • SmartMount. These settings relate to the automatic detection and mounting of removable devices in your virtual machines.
  • SmartGuard. In this pane, you can schedule the automatic creation of snapshots.
  • Undo Disks. In this pane, you can enable and configure the Undo Disks option.
  • Crystal & Coherence. In this pane, you can configure a number of options related to the Crystal and Coherence view modes for your virtual machine.
  • Full Screen. In this pane, you can configure a number of options related to the Full Screen view mode.
  • Modality. In this pane, you can configure a number of Modality-related options for your virtual machine.
  • Gestures & Apple Remote. After enabling the options in this pane, you can use the Apple Remote and a touchpad to control some Windows applications in your virtual machine.

In This Section

Startup and Shutdown Settings

Optimization Settings

Services Settings

Security Settings

Shared Folders Settings

Shared Profile Settings

Shared Applications Settings

Internet Applications Settings

SmartMount Settings

SmartGuard Settings

Undo Disks Settings

Crystal & Coherence Settings

Full Screen Settings

Modality Settings

Gestures & Apple Remote Settings