VS Code UI broken in Mojave VM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by MichaelD32, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. MichaelD32

    MichaelD32 Bit Poster

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    Running the trial Parallels 14 for Mac in an effort to build a dev environment. Stuck at Visual Studio code. Mojave installed fine. VS Code 1.27.2 on it has a broken UI and is not usable.
    What can I do to fix this?
     
  2. BillC1

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    Do we know if VS Code is broken on Mojave when Parallels isn't involved?
     
  3. MichaelD32

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    VS Code 1.27.2 runs perfectly on Mojave in the host environment. The intent was to recreate my dev environment in a VM. I could not have predicted I would get stuck at the code editor.
     

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  4. BillC1

    BillC1 Bit Poster

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    Hm. Unfortunate indeed.
     
  5. MichaelD32

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    I like the snapshot feature of Parallels but without my editor of choice working it's s no go. I'm very surprised. Checking out Fusion next....snapshots feature there is too costly. But at least I can build a dev VM. :-(
     
  6. BillC1

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    It might get fixed in upcoming Parallels patches, but I get you on the editor. Have you reported as a bug to Parallels?
     
  7. MichaelD32

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    Yes I have! Should have put that here immediately. Report ID number: 277587041
     
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  8. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hello MichaelD32. I believe you reached out on the social channel with the same query. Just got word that the Report ID you provided earlier was sent across to the engineering team. We will keep you posted. Appreciate your time.
     
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  9. Paul12

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    Any luck getting this to work nicely I am having the same issue?

    You can start VS code or any electron app with graphics acceleration disabled from terminal. This makes the app usable as long as you don't need webgl support.

    How was your experience with Fusion? I really like Parallels for running windows on mac but I might need to ditch it for running OSX I am having a bunch of other issues running OSX as a guest OS such as tabs in all OSX applications such as finder and safari being messed up and graphically glitchy, blur in terminal not working, preview hanging up and firefox not working at retina resolution.

    Makes it really hard to have an OSX dev environment in Parallels when basically every program I need to use is having issues :(
     
  10. MichaelD32

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    Hi Paul, nope I'm afraid not. Also the trail period ended so I wasn't even able to proceed. Parallels support did not pick that up. What turned me down actually is that the support team left me waiting for a week on a known issue known for over a year. I can not build a solution that is meant to keep me going at all times without a support team operating at this level.
    Anyways, apparently VMWare found away around the issue and I have macOS clients running happily under Fusion now. What bothered me though is the sheer size of the macOS deployments. So where possible I turned to a Linux Desktop distribution which can be as small as a few GBs compared to the 50GB macOS VMs.
    Hope this helps. Regards from The Netherlands,
    Michael
     
  11. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Sorry for the delay. As per our conversation on the FB channel, we have forwarded your feedback to the management. Should we receive any updates in this regard, we will let you know.
     
  12. MichaelD32

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    Parallels support did not pick up that the trial period was over and that they should naturally offer to extend it while I was dedicating time testing the product.
    I'm sorry I was unclear.
     

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