Pause virtual machine with keyboard

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by KalonjiC, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. KalonjiC

    KalonjiC Bit Poster

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    I'd like to be able to pause the virtual machine with a keystroke combination. Sometimes I have programs running that are CPU intensive, and only need to use the CPU when I am using it. it would be much easier to pause with the keyboard than with the mouse/trackpad.

    I would imagine it should be easy to implement, but I know very little about programming.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017
  2. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

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  3. KalonjiC

    KalonjiC Bit Poster

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    No, this is different. This pauses the virtual machine when NO windows apps re running. I want to pause it when there is something running. I only need it running when I am actively using it. But I don't want to close the app - I want it open so I can get back to it when I am done the other task.
    So a keystroke would be ideal.
     
  4. alexg

    alexg Parallels Developers

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    KalonjiC, you can do it by adding macOS shortcuts in macOS System Preferences. See pictures.
     

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  5. KalonjiC

    KalonjiC Bit Poster

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    Works Perfectly!!! Thanks.
     

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