keyboard in vm not redirecting shortcuts on focus

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by _Q_, Oct 14, 2023.

  1. _Q_

    _Q_ Bit poster

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    Hi,
    Using Parallels on Sonoma, on a mbp m2. When inside the vm Mac OS guest OS, I press cmd+tab and the vm redirects me to the host (out of the vm) and not showing the local windows.
    Any ideas how to keep the keyboard on the vm on focus instead of going back to the host ?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. Mikhail Ushakov

    Mikhail Ushakov Parallels Team

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    Hello,
    Please open Parallels Desktop Preferences (right-click Parallels Desktop icon in Dock > Preferences), navigate to Shortcuts > set 'Always' for 'Send macOS system shortcuts'.
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  3. _Q_

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    Thanks very much for the response Mikhail. I've already tried this and unfortunately, it doesn't work.

    Problem is CMD+TAB showing the Host OS app switcher when the local VM mac guest OS window is on focus; it should show the local guest mac OS app switcher and not the host. Same problem with mission control; when pressing CTRL+(up arrow key) , it shows me the Host OS mission control instead of the local guest mac OS mission control on focus. I also tried to map manually the keyboard shortcuts and no luck :(

    However, when the vm guest OS is on focus, there are shortcuts that work ok like CMD+Q (quits application on focus), also CMD+W (close local window on focus within the guest MAC OS ).

    Any ideas how to get the app switcher and mission control working on the VM mac OS sonoma 14 on focus ?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  4. Mikhail Ushakov

    Mikhail Ushakov Parallels Team

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    My bad, I should've noticed that you are using macOS VM on an Apple silicon Mac. For these VMs, we use the Apple framework and are quite limited with the features but thanks to Apple we've been able to achieve some progress there and some more features are coming soon :)
    I can't share internal information but I assure you we're working on this feature to have it added in one of the upcoming Parallels Desktop releases. Stay tuned :)
     
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  5. AlexA26

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    same issue. waiting for a solution
     

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