Merge Windows and Mac OS X
You can set Windows and Mac OS X to work seamlessly together, as if they were part of a single operating system. In this mode, called Coherence mode, Windows programs appear on the Mac desktop next to your Mac applications, and documents from Windows programs and Mac applications are stored in the same folders.
If you opted to use Windows "Like a Mac" when you first installed Windows, Parallels Desktop is already set to Coherence mode.
Switch to Coherence Mode
To switch from Window mode to Coherence mode, do one of the following:
To switch from Full Screen mode to Coherence mode, do one of the following:
Note: To enable the Coherence view mode, Parallels Tools must be installed. In most cases, Parallels Tools are installed by default.
When in Coherence mode, the Parallels menu appears in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Use the menu for these common functions:
Important: When in Coherence mode, to quit Parallels Desktop, click the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Quit Parallels Desktop.
Windows System Tray
When Parallels Desktop is in Coherence mode, the Windows system tray icons are in the Mac OS X menu bar at the top of the screen.
You can use the system tray icons just as you would from the Windows Desktop.
Move Windows Programs Between Desktops (Spaces)
When Windows is working in Coherence, you can easily move windows of guest OS programs between Mac OS X desktops (spaces).