Problem with Window Sizes other than Full Screen

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by botageous, May 7, 2007.

  1. botageous

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    Thread was moved from "General Discussions > User Solutions and Workarounds" to "Parallels Desktop for Mac > Windows Guest OS Discussion".
    Stacey M


    The size of the minimized windows is too large and I cannot change the size to access the "Start" button in Windows XP. I can only access the "Start" button and other items on the "Start" menu line in full screen window. Help me change the window size.

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  2. constant

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    Knowing what host OS you are using may help. How good a guesser would I be if I said OSX.

    Try setting custom resolutions in Parallels.
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    Last edited: May 8, 2007
  3. botageous

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    I am using OS 10.4.9 on a MacBook Pro 15 inch.
     
  4. constant

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    Geez I'm a good guesser.

    Have you setup any custom resolutions in Parallels?
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  5. botageous

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    You are a good guesser. No I have not. How do you do that? Thank you.
     
  6. constant

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    This may be a bit different on Desktop. I use Workstation, which used to be the same, but is know a reasonable amount different.

    That is my dig at Parallels to update Workstation.

    Now, your problem. Click on, file menu, edit configuration, video, then click on the little + under the resolution box on the right side. Set your size, click enabled, then ok. Make sure "enable custom screen resolutions" is checked above the resolutions box.

    This may require some playing around with to get the size you need. To edit a size, click on the ... button, at bottom right.
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