mysterious Parallels bug?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by DeC1, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. DeC1

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    OSX High Sierra 10.13.6
    Parallels 14.1.3
    Windows 10

    So, my Parallels Windows vm hung during download of a large file from Steam. (it was a Windows game that I wanted to try).
    The Windows vm was completely catatonic: a white popup window probably from Parallels was blank and inert, and nothing on the desktop responded to mouse interaction.
    So I killed the process from OSX, via the menubar (select app, Quit).
    Immediately I was logged out of my OSX session!

    That is very odd. Why would killing off the vm cause a logout from OSX?
    No great harm done, I logged back in and resumed my processes, but it wasted a little time and I'm puzzled. How can an interaction with the Windows vm cause a logout from OSX? is this an OSX bug or a Parallels problem? Has anyone else seen anything similar?

    I'll cautiously reboot that vm and see if I can complete the DL, but if I have to start over it will be expensive (30+GB).

    [sound of gentle head scratching]

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