Lost modifier keys in Synergy - Parallels Beta Build 1862

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by David Graham, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. David Graham

    David Graham

    Messages:
    16
    I completely depend on Synergy to control my multiple machines with one keyboard & mouse. Since I installed the latest Beta I can no longer use ctrl, option or alt modifier keys on my Synergy client machines running Parallels. They still work just fine in the Mac OS X environment but not inside the VM.

    I'm assuming that Synergy passes keystrokes in software and Parallels might now be working more directly with hardware. I can't live without Synergy, but I also can't live with my Alt keyboard shortcuts, copy/paste, et al.

    Any ideas?

    - Dave
     
  2. neosublime

    neosublime

    Messages:
    62
    I'm having the exact same issue.
     
  3. david

    david

    Messages:
    26
    Yes, it has also screwed up virtue desktops (virtual desktop manager) again,...this happened with another beta at one point but they fixed it, now it's broken again.

    There is a debate ongoing about how the keyboard should be treated when you are in the VM's OS, and that debate has everything to do with the problems we are having.

    I think the only solution is to provide in the prefs for that VM an exclusion list of keyboard command or key combinations - so that you can specify that a key or combination of keys when pressed is sent to the OS X level, instead of the VM level. Then people can make this decision for themselves on an app by app basis.

    I'll hope for something like this in a future release.
     
  4. Radnor

    Radnor

    Messages:
    5
    What's wrong with Virtue Desktops? It's working fine for me.

    As for the Synergy issue, also see here and here.
     
  5. david

    david

    Messages:
    26
    My "fault" I think, I had enabled access for assistive devices, which for some reason interferes with hot key switching...I am back up and running now! :)
     
  6. monoclast

    monoclast

    Messages:
    24
    I reported this too - glad to see I'm not alone!

    See my post here:

    http://forums.parallels.com/thread3645.html

    Parallels Support, please respond! This will cause a lot of us to be unable to upgrade to future releases! :(
     
  7. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

    Messages:
    1,507
    Thanks for reporting! We will investigate this problem.
     
  8. tacit_one

    tacit_one Kilo Poster

    Messages:
    434
    Yeh, this was made to allow our VM distinguish left and right keyboard modifiers.
    Synergy experience problems cause it passes keystrokes on a lower lewel of the HID stack.
    We will ensure compatibility with it before this version leaves beta status.
     
  9. inki

    inki

    Messages:
    6
    AltGr again...

    Good to hear that synergy will be supported again. I also depend on this tool.

    Another issue again is AltGR on non-english Keyboards. Since the right alt key on a standard keyboard is used as AltGR now everything works fine unless you're on the road with a MacBook Pro that does not have that key.

    Could you please map the "fn" key or a combination of "fn" and "alt" of the MacBook Pro to AltGr so that we can finally type all chars even when we're not working with an external keyboard? I could even live with a small Icon I'd have to klick at if I want a simulated AltGr...

    Ingo
     

Share This Page