Mac OSX Lion Host Windows 7 Guest - Live Messenger Display Issues

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by BennettD, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. BennettD

    BennettD Bit Poster

    I use live messenger under Windows while running Parallels in coherence mode. When the VM loses focus (clicking on a MAC app) and then regains focus (clicking on a Windows app) the messenger chat window loses the ability to render itself properly (attached).

    I am forced to exit messenger and relaunch it to resolve the issue. The problem is 100% rendering, because I can hear new messages arrive while the program is in this state and after relaunch the messages I couldn't see are in the chat history. I am running the latest version of Parallels desktop, but have had this issue for several versions. The problem is that with previous versions it would take days of uptime for the issue to present itself and with the latest version it is happening every time the VM loses focus.

    Switching in/out of coherence doesn't help. Reinstalling messenger didn't help.

    Please let me know if there's anything I can do to resolve this issue (not including using a different client, sorry I need it to be live messenger :-()

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