Way to keep 2 guest displays in full-screen, but 3rd display in host OS?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by DougM5, May 16, 2018.

  1. DougM5

    DougM5 Bit Poster

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    I have my Macbook connected to 2 external displays, and keep the laptop open and use its screen as a 3rd display.
    I'd like to be able to use the 2 external displays for the guest OS, using the Mac OS full-screen option. I've tried using the "Use All Displays in Full Sreen" option, which gets me close to what I want, however in this mode all three screens go to full-screen with the guest OS. I can swipe on any display to get that display back to the host Mac OS space, but as soon as I click anywhere in the other two displays, the display that was showing the host OS auto-switches back to the guest OS.
    I'd like to be able to keep one of the displays permanently on the host OS so I can easily use an app there and copy and paste back and forth easily between guest and host.
    Is this possible? Or do I have to resort to using non-full screen? And if I do need to use the non-full-screen mode, is there at least a way to still get the guest OS to extend its desktop to the second display?
    Hopefully this makes sense.
    Any help appreciated!!!
     
  2. AJ@Parallels

    AJ@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hello DougM5, You can either assign one display or all of the displays to the virtual machine. ( refer this link for assistance )
     
  3. DougM5

    DougM5 Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the reply, AJ. Bummer on no way to do it, perhaps in the future, I'm guessing the Apple API may be the issue.
     
  4. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    For now, you may visit here and post a feature request. This page is under constant review by the management and developers.
     

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