Keyboard shortcut to bring up top menu bar on virtual machine

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by JeffF7, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. JeffF7

    JeffF7 Bit Poster

    Please create a keyboard shortcut or other method of bringing up the top menu bar when on a virtual machine. When I put my mouse to the top of my virtual machines it takes many attempts to bring up the top menu bar. I would rather access this menu from the virtual machine than from the parallels icon on the main mac screen. If there is already another method to bring up this menu please let us know.
    Thank you.
  2. alev

    alev Parallels Developers

    Hi Jeff7,

    In short you just need to put a cursor at the top and wait 3 seconds doing nothing for the menu to appear.
    You can also press Ctrl + Alt and then move the cursor to the top, then macOS is responsible for the delay and most of the time the menu will appear immediately.

    Let me know if it works for you.
  3. JeffF7

    JeffF7 Bit Poster

    That works nicely. Thank you very much. When I was putting the cursor at the top I kept moving it. I wasn't leaving it there with no movement. I think that is why the menu was not coming up. Thank you.
  4. hvdmerwe

    hvdmerwe Bit Poster

    Is there an option somewhere to change / shorten this 3 second delay to eg 1 or 0.5 sec? 3 seconds is an eternity to wait to switch desktops or activate hot corners

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