Turn this message off, or show me how to :)

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Jigs Gaton, Nov 7, 2019 at 7:10 PM.

  1. Jigs Gaton

    Jigs Gaton Product Expert

    Hi there, so U have my widows 10 guest paused when not in use, but every time I go there to do something, I am confronted with this message:
    Do you want to change your default web browser to "Parallels Desktop" or keep using "Safari"?
    Please tell me how to make it stop!

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  2. alev

    alev Parallels Developers

    Best Answer
    Hi Jigs,

    This is due to the fact that you selected the setting VM Configuration > Web & Email > Web Pages: "Open in Windows".
    So when VM is running we set the default Mac browser to Windows and when VM is not ready - we set it back to Safari.
    Unfortunately macOS doesn't allow to do this silently anymore, and every time require a user approval.

    There are 2 options I can think of:
    1) Set the Web pages option to "Default" and change default Mac browser in macOS System Preferences - General.
    Cons (may be a good thing though) - when VM is not running, and you click a link in macOS, it will be opened in VM browser.
    2) Disable "Pause Windows when possible" and setp "Always ready in background" (VM config > Startup and Shutdown) to minimize the risk of the message to appear.

    Let me know if it helps.
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  3. Jigs Gaton

    Jigs Gaton Product Expert

    Thx for the reply. I chose Door #2. Thx!

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