I am using Parallels 7 under Mac OS X Lion (10.7.2). In the past all applications i started showed up correctly in the dock as expected. Recently this changed and i am not sure about the circumstances.
For example when i start the windows notepad from the Windows Start Menu (doesn't matter if coherence mode or not) then for a slit second the Notepad icon pops up in the Mac OS dock, but disappears right after that again.
Something similar happens if i try to start a Windows Application from the Parallels Dock folder (where the Start Menu is mirrored). The icon shows for about one second, then disappears, however, the selected application does NOT start in the virtual machine.
What i tried so far:
I have completely uninstalled Parallels and removed my virtual machine (made a backup). Removed all remaining configuration files (including windows "placeholder apps") from the HDD associated with Parallels. Installed Parallels from scratch and set up a brand new Windows XP (and later on even a Windows 7) virtual machine. Both show the same strange behavior. I left all settings on the default for the new Virtual Machines.
What i have noticed:
When i try to launch an windows application from the Dock or from Windows Start Menu, in the console, usually this message appears:
Google reveals that this message seem to appear for a number of applications in lion and may have nothing to do with the issue i am experiencing at all.
I hope someone has an answer for me. Thank you
Edit: I noticed that the dock 'start menu' links for Control Panel or My Computer show as expected (despite no icon showing up in the dock when launching them). However applications like Notepad or Paint don't work
Last edited: Nov 10, 2011