Yes, there is, but . . .
. . . It seems only to emulate keystrokes that one might make on a PC's keyboard. It does not seem to provide an option to divorce keyboard input from the Mac environment entirely--or to isolate the keyboard input within the Windows environment.
If the keyboard control is the only place to go for such issues, then it looks like Parallels isn't the solution to my problem. That same issue with Fusion is why I wound up installing XP via Boot Camp on the older iMac.
Alternatively I had hoped to create a FAT-formatted partition on my hard disk and clone my other iMac's Boot Camp contents to it, but I wasn't able to figure out how to pull that off and wasn't sure it would boot even if I managed to do it.
UPDATE: I think I just fixed the problem. It involved a keyboard setting on the Mac side of the house. While the key combos are a little different, I now seem to be able to access all the menus in WP that I was able to access in Boot Camp. Thanks for mentioning the keyboard settings, though, because that gave me an idea for a knowledge base search that led me to the solution.
Last edited: Oct 19, 2011