I've created a custom resolution of 1440x856 for my Windows XP guest. Why that? Well, it's just large enough to fit entirely within my MBP screen without going into full-screen mode. Properly centered, I have the menu bar, the window title bar, and then the Windows XP screen. Obviously, I disable Parallels' toolbar and status bar in the process. I also auto-hide the Dock when I'm in this mode.
I know I could just do fullscreen mode, and I often do. But I've found I like having the Mac's menu bar up there! Coupled with VirtueDesktops it is nice, too.
I would like to request that a mode like this be implemented natively in Parallels, as an option of course. Doing it natively would provide several advantages:
--- Parallels could automatically size and center the window.
--- Parallels could remove the window title bar, giving us a few more pixels to work with.
--- It could auto-hide the Dock automatically when Parallels is in focus, and un-hide it when Parallels is out of focus.
Comments? Thoughts? I encourage everyone to try it out and see what they think.
Last edited: Sep 21, 2006