Advanced Settings

In the Advanced pane, you can configure the Parallels Desktop additional settings.

To edit these settings, do the following:

  1. Open the Actions menu or click the Parallels icon in the Mac menu bar and click Configure.
  2. In the Virtual Machine Configuration window, click Options and select the settings name in the sidebar.

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Windows Touchpad Gestures

Select Enable next to Swipe from edges to enable edge swipe gestures, for example, swiping from the right edge of the touchpad to show the Charm Bar, when working with Windows.

Note: This option is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 only.

If you often accidentally swipe from the edges of the touchpad and activate features, you may want to disable edge swipe gestures by deselecting this option.

Apple Remote

Enable the Apple Remote option to use the Apple Remote to control some Windows applications.

For detailed information on using Apple Remote, see Control Programs with Trackpad Gestures or the Apple Remote.

Time Synchronization

Select Sync from Mac OS X to synchronize Windows time settings with those of your Mac.

If you want Windows and Mac OS X time settings to always be the same, select Sync from either OS. With this option selected, if you manually change the time settings in Windows, they are changed accordingly in Mac OS X and vice versa.

If the time zone set in your virtual machine differs from that of your Mac, you can maintain this time difference by selecting Do not sync.

Copy & Paste

If you want to copy and paste data between the host and guest operating systems, select Share Mac clipboard. If the data you copy and paste between Mac OS X and your virtual machine is text and you want to preserve text formatting, select Preserve text formatting.

Note: This functionality is available only for virtual machines with Parallels Tools installed.

If you want to prevent Virtual Machine Configuration from unauthorized changes, click the Lock icon The Lock icon at the bottom of the window. The next time someone wants to change the settings in any pane of Virtual Machine Configuration, an administrator's password will be required.