Switching View Mode

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by chuckcheeze, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. chuckcheeze

    chuckcheeze

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    I set up an XP VM for coherence mode. However, I find myself usually working in OS window mode. I try to go to the VM settings and set it up for window mode when the VM starts, but it always tells me to stop the VM before I can change settings. But, when I shut down my XP using the start button, close Parallels using file > quit, stop, pause or suspend my VM, the entire app eaither quits, or the VM is not shut down so I can't change the settings.

    How do I stop the VM but keep parallels open so I can change the VM settings?
     
  2. miker51

    miker51

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    Start Parallels from the main Parallels app in your Applications folder, rather than starting your individual Windows VM. Then do a shutdown from within Windows (Start -> Turn off computer -> Shutdown). Once the VM shuts down, Parallels itself should stay open so that you can edit the VM's configuration.
     
  3. chuckcheeze

    chuckcheeze

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    that isn't working. I started P from the apps folder and the VM opened and then when I exited the windows VM, parallels shut down completely. Is there a setting to not start and stop the default VM with parallels?
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Parallels Team

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    You can open VM PVS file with TextEditor and manually edit Start Auto and Autoshutdown strings.
     
  5. Constable_Odo1

    Constable_Odo1

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    You didn't need to exit the VM. You just click on the line of the setting you want changed and an edit window appears so you can make the change.
     

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