Exclude Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Thommy_, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Thommy_

    Thommy_ Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    Is there a way to exclude certain shortcuts from being sent to the virtual machine (macOS and/or Windows). E.g. I want to reserve some function keys for screen recording which runs on the same host where Parallels is running.

    Thank you for any hint
    Thomas
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, you can isolate your VM from Mac and then you will not see screenshots of Win apps on the Mac side.
    And plz let us know if it's not that case.
     
  3. Thommy_

    Thommy_ Bit Poster

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    Thanks for your answer Maria, but this doesn't help very much in this case. I don't want to isolate the VM. I just want some shortcuts not to be sent to the VM.
     
  4. Swati@Parallels

    Swati@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Please change VM shortcuts by opening Parallels Desktop Preferences and go to Shortcuts tab -> OS X System Shortcuts. You may also check this blog for more information.
     
  5. Thommy_

    Thommy_ Bit Poster

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    Thanks Swati, but this isn't it. Let me explain a bit more:
    I need almost all hotkeys inside the guest system, but some should be process by the host system. E.g. Shift+F13, Shift+F14, Shift+F15 shall not be lead to guest system, instead they should be processed by the host system because they trigger a screen video recorder that runs on the host (outside, not inside the VM). Any idea how this can be managed when "Send system shortcuts to" is set to "Auto" or "Always"?
     

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