Bug/Feature Disable Ctrl+Click for Right Click

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by scottdelap, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. scottdelap

    scottdelap

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    I have an external mouse hooked to my powerbook so I don't need the simulated ctrl+click for a right click. However when I'm in parallels this combination is still registered as such. Microsoft remote desktop doesn't register a control+click a right click when I'm connected to a machine. It would be nice if parallels also had some sort of way to change the ctrl+click = right click modifier as well.
     
  2. scottdelap

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    Expanding on this issue. The reason I want this feature is that I use Eclipse for Java development. On the OS X version of Eclipse if you hold down the Apple key and left click on a class it is opened in the editor view. In Windows this key combination is ctrl+click. When running Windows XP in Parallels however the ctrl+click is caught and translated to a right click before Eclipse receives the ctrl+click combination. If I remote desktop into a windows PC using the OS X version of RDC I can change the right click "simulator" to something else like ctrl+shift+click thus allowing me to use the ctrl+click combination in the windows environment I'm connected to.
     
  3. pman3003

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    I agree, this has to be implemented very soon. I am not able to use many of the shortcuts in MS Office for now (ctrl+F1 for example). Nor can I mark several elements in explorer by holding down the ctrl-butten, it just acts as I have right-clicked.

    But otherwise, this software is great! Makes me able to have a mac and still use ms office for windows, the best of two worlds. :)
     
  4. kevco

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    I would think ctrl-F1 should work. AFAIK ctrl-click is the only thing that works different than expected. If you're using a MacBook keep in mind that F1 is actually the brightness control. If you want to send F1 you need to hit fn-F1 so the shortcut would actually need ctrl-fb-F1.
     
  5. dweebert

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    Even those of us not using external mice would appreciate the ability to specify how right and middle clicks should be transmitted. Control-click is a pain in Windows, because you kind of need it to do multiple selections.
     
  6. cypher

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    I completely agree. Ctl is almost the worst key to use for this with Windows. I hope future versions will allow users to assign the key (or key combo).
     
  7. dweebert

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    And while we're hinting at providing preferences for mouse and keyboard...

    Is there any chance we could have a "disable Windows key" option? I really don't need the Windows key in my VM, and I'd much prefer to have my command key reserved for Mac operations.
     
  8. wesley

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    This problem has been posted in a thread before, but I don't think I've seen a Parallels guy responding to it. Is this because the ctrl-click behaviour is implemented on the OS X level and thus needs to go through a few hoops to get it disabled? I remember VirtualPC didn't have problem disabling it so it can be done...
     

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