3036 - Where is FullscreenStayOnTop option?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by cjohnson78, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. cjohnson78

    cjohnson78

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    In previous releases, I could switch back to fullscreen Parallels (via. VirtueDesktops) and immediately start working in fullscreen. I had enabled the "Always Stay on Top in Fullscreen" option.

    In build 3036, this option is not present anymore. When I toggle to my Parallels desktop, I am left with the menubar and dock until I click somewhere inside the VM.

    I still notice the setting in the plist, "Parallels.LookAndFeel.FullscreenStayOnTop = 1", but it does not appear to be honored anymore.

    Is this feature gone, or is something wrong with my setup?

    Thanks,
    Chad
     
  2. sirris101

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    I too want this back. I switch back and forth with a Quicksilver trigger I've created. It lets me click in the bottom right hand corner. Clicking it toggles Parallels (in full screen mode) between show and hide. It's a much better (and faster) way to switch between Parallels and Mac OS X desktop.

    In build 3036, when I switch back to Parallels, the Mac OS X dock and Parallels menubar appears over Windows until I click in the VM. It now takes two clicks, instead of one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2006
  3. Matt Stevens

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    Another vote here to restore the old fullscreen behavior, I ended up downgrading to 1970 just to get this back.
     
  4. veggiedude

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    I'm just guessing, but it seems to me that a feature like that may not be possible with Coherence, or if it is, there is a bit of future engineering to make both live together peacefully.

    If I had to choose between one or the other, Coherence wins hands down.
     
  5. msb

    msb

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    Same here. :-(
     
  6. sirris101

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    Maybe it's possible to only introduce this "option" when in Parallels is in full screen mode.
     
  7. knippers

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    yet another request to restore the old fullscreen behavior.
     
  8. cjohnson78

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    I keep coming up with reasons why they might have removed the feature. But I cannot come up with a reason to not at least make it an option. If it does not work with Coherence, fine. Let me choose which way I want it to behave.
     
  9. sfuller

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    Along the same vein, and maybe I'm missing something, but I recall that you could set a VM to auto-start in full screen mode as a checkbox option. I too use Parallels with Virtue Desktop and I'd like this, as well as the stay on top in full screen option available once again.
     
  10. drinniol

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    Is this still the case in 3170, or has it been returned?
     
  11. Matt Stevens

    Matt Stevens

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    I'm curious about this too - does the menu/dock still show up when switching to a fullscreen Virtue desktop in 3186? Coherence is cool, but personally I still prefer to use Windows in fullscreen mode and use Virtue to context switch.
     

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