PD 7 Multi Monitor Support

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Leif ArneB, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Leif ArneB

    Leif ArneB

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    Dear Community & Parallels Inc,

    I just upgraded from Parallels 6 running on OSX Lion to PD 7 on OSX Lion. I have a dual monitor setup where I always run OSX on my Macbook Pro monitor, and Windows 7 on the attached external Monitor. Both monitor runs in full screen.

    The ability to run to OS´s in full screen on separate monitors seems to have vanished after upgrading to PD 7. I have two questions;

    1. Any tips on how to bring the functionality back?
    2. If the PD team has removed this option, what where you thinking? And when will you fix this? :)

    Thanks
    Leif Arne - Norway
     
  2. EllwoodN

    EllwoodN Kilo Poster

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    A major part of the issue is that Lion hoses multiple
    monitor support on everything.

    you may try this
    as posted by vasilyz of Parallels.
     
  3. rauckr

    rauckr

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    Same Multi-Monitor Problem

    I also can no longer get Windows 7 to run full screen on my second monitor. Window mode works but full screen mode jumps back to the MacBook monitor in a new desktop and refuses to move.
     
  4. Thlax

    Thlax

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    This works for the full screen problem, however the other problem i ran into is the fact that P7 (if not in full screen mode, or now after i did the quote above, that too), stays on that screen no matter which workspace I am in on my computer. My Right screen's workspaces are pointless now because P7 moves to all of them whenever I switch. Help?
     
  5. EllwoodN

    EllwoodN Kilo Poster

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    It also seems that Mission Control in Lion is a work in
    progress rather than a finished product. Many people
    are complaining about its multitude of faults as compared
    to how Spaces worked.
     
  6. rauckr

    rauckr

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    Lion and Paralels 7 Multi-monitor Support

    I did try the suggestion of requiring the password for exiting full screen mode. That gave me Windows on both screens and that is worthless.
     
  7. vasilyz

    vasilyz Parallels Developers

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    Untick
    View->Use All Displays in Full Screen
    or
    Config->Options->Full Screen->Use all displays in full screen
     
  8. Einar Ingebrigtsen

    Einar Ingebrigtsen

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    I'm having this same issue and kinda regret upgrading to version 7. Using fullscreen on Lion with 2 monitors, gives me the gray Lion backdrop on one of the monitors.

    Is there anyway to get the version 6 behavior at all for fullscreen - keeping whatever I have on the second monitor intact?
     
  9. jarhead

    jarhead

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    Read the second post above as posted by EllwoodN. Tells you exactly how to do so.
     
  10. jarhead

    jarhead

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    The recommended fix works as Parallels 7 now runs in fullscreen mode like in Parallels 6. However, Parallels 7 does not detect my second monitor even though I have "Use all displays in full screen" selected. Any ideas?
     
  11. Einar Ingebrigtsen

    Einar Ingebrigtsen

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    Sorry.. Missed that. Thanks for pointing it out.
    Works out fine now..
     
  12. jarhead

    jarhead

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    No problem. Glad its working for you.
     
  13. Einar Ingebrigtsen

    Einar Ingebrigtsen

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    I'd rather have it as an explicit option though - hacks like this are easy to forget and when a new Mac enters the building you start investigating and time is lost. Its not exactly an obvious workaround.. :)

    So hoping Parallels will actually add this as a feature rather than an accidental behavior.
     
  14. BinfordsTool

    BinfordsTool Bit Poster

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    Is there a way to stop the dock/menubar from disappearing with this workaround? I miss mail notifications when working in access
     
  15. Einar Ingebrigtsen

    Einar Ingebrigtsen

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    One issue though with this workaround is that Cmd+Tab doesn't work anymore, something I use a lot. Also I use ctrl+alt for getting to the dock and menus which just pops up a message telling me to exit fullscreen.
     

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