Allow selection of specific Displays instead of "Use All Displays"

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by PhilipH4, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. PhilipH4

    PhilipH4 Bit Poster

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    As a professional user, I often use 3 (or more) displays. It would be extremely helpful if I could have Windows in Full Screen Mode, only use selected specific displays, rather than "all". There are times when I need to keep a window showing Mac desktop and want (need) to reduce the video overhead in Windows. I have tried going in to Windows display manager and telling it not to use a display but find that the setting is largely ignored or results in a very unstable display. I think it would be far better if Windows didn't even know about the display the extra display by having Parallels hide it...
     
  2. _Micah

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    I've been using PD for some time now and I was wondering if it would be a possibility, like USB devices to select which monitors to use in full screen? My configuration now uses my MacBook Pro opened and I would like my Windows 10 VM to just use 2 Apple Cinema displays in "full screen".

    What do you guys think? Could this be useful to you?
     
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  5. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Yes, you can visit our Facebook Page and get support.
     
  6. LeticiaM1

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    Thanks for Facebook support page!
     
  7. MariaH5

    MariaH5

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    Hi
    I have same question As a user, I often use 3 (or more) displays. It would be extremely helpful if I could have Windows in Full Screen Mode, only use selected specific displays, rather than "all". There are times when I need to keep a window showing Mac desktop and want (need) to reduce the video overhead in Windows. I have tried going in to Windows display manager and telling it not to use a display but find that the setting is largely ignored or results in a very unstable display. I think it would be far better if Windows didn't even know about the display the extra display by having Parallels hide it. Please help me, if you know any proper solution of this questions.
    Thanks!
     
  8. _Micah

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    Hi @MariaH5, I was looking into it and it looks like they were able to get it to work with the MultiMonitor tool. Here's there post. I believe you can find the tool here: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multi_monitor_tool.html

    I personally haven't used this tool, but it seems quite promising so YMMV. I don't have this 3rd monitor configuration at the moment, but that may actually change now that I know about the MultiMonitor Tool.
     

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