howto stop Parallels quits on stop/boots on launch

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by catmistake, May 19, 2007.

  1. AlanH

    AlanH Kilo Poster

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    Holding down the Command key during launch overrides the Auto-start behaviour, regardless of the settings or which way you launch the VM. So you can always reach the config screens after a reboot.

    However, I find it irritating to have to shut down and restart the VM in order to open up a narrow window of opportunity to edit ... or even to look at ... the settings options. This sort of highly modal behaviour is generally deprecated in Mac OS apps.

    The most user-friendly apps I have used with this kind of issue allow you to edit the config at any time, but have some settings that will only take effect next time the app or document using them is launched. In this case those settings would have to be annotated to say that you must reboot the guest OS in order to use your changed settings, but I would recommend that Parallels consider providing this sort of behaviour.
     
  2. Frank Friedlos

    Frank Friedlos

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    That does it. I hadn't understood that holding the command key whilst selecting an option in an already running app was needed. Many thanks. I'll go and watch the Grand Prix now. Go Lewis!
     
  3. Frank Friedlos

    Frank Friedlos

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    And Lewis wins!
     

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