What's New/What's Fixed in RC2 (comments)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by STim, May 31, 2006.

  1. kboggs

    kboggs

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    Trouble with shared folder...

    I've never been able to get shared folders to work. I've just installed RC2 and ran Parallels Tools but when I try to access my shared folder I either get a Windows crash or freeze. I'm able to see the subfolders in my shared folder but trying to open any of them just crashes things. I'm using my Mac Home folder as my shared folder. Perhaps that's causing the problem? Any one else still having trouble?:confused:
     
  2. hayes_philip

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    I'm downloading firefox now, see if that can handle the download better than Safari.
     
  3. twynne

    twynne Kilo Poster

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    If you're having trouble with the download you have to watch for it to start failing (ie. downloaded amount stops increasing and avg. speed starts to decrease), then pause the download and resume it. It's a bit tedious but it does work! :)
     
  4. hayes_philip

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    Ok, trying Firefox to download now, will also try twynne's suggestion.
     
  5. dacarson

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    can't mount too

    Same problem. Downloads fine, didn't see any speed change, and it failed to mount. Also going to try FF.
     
  6. agrj

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  7. dacarson

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    FF not working for me either

    Is there any other location to get RC2 than what is posted on the site? This is frustrating.
     
  8. twynne

    twynne Kilo Poster

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    Just a suggestion to Parallels - why not host it as a torrent? Surely this would alleviate the download issues...

    As for my earlier suggestion... you have to *really* watch the download. As soon as it looks like it may be stalling just pause it and then resume. You'll probably have to do this multiple times!
     
  9. dacarson

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    With the careful watching and cancelling and resuming the download, I was able to download the image using Safari.
     
  10. david

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    Full Screen Mode (almost as good as beta 6) :)

    Congrats on RC2, it has definitely improved in performance. I have just one question however.

    Why does the application I am using in my VM lose focus after I toggle into it via Virtue? When I return to my fullscreen VM the mouse and keyboard are captured (good) but it doesn't know what application I was working in when I "left"....or doesn't seem to. I have to reach for the mouse and re-focus it. (minor, but annoying detail)

    Is there a reason for this or is it just an oversight? In beta 6 it worked intermittently in the "correct" way, or the way you'd expect. That is to say, if you were typing in a text area before you switched desktops, when you returned you could just continue typing.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2006
  11. luz

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    What exactly is the interference with "Assistive Devices"?

    First of all - RC2 is great! All (well, most, see below) of the UI/keyboard/focus issues are now elegantly solved, thanks a lot! And screen resolution change is much smoother now! And.. and.. :) :) :)

    Thanks for the hint that this interferes with Parallels.

    However, I used to have Textpander (auto-completion tool) active, which in turn needs Assistive Devices enabled. So I can't use Textpander any longer.

    I noticed that interference of Assistive Devices with Parallels is something new - there was no such problem in Beta 6. I've been using Beta 6 + Assistive on + Textpander for about two weeks.

    With RC2, it seems that Parallels grabs all of the keyboard when it first gets focus AND Assistive Devices on. I'm wondering what exactly is happening here and what actually makes the difference?
     
  12. Jim

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    Everything on RC2 looks great on first impression.

    The click and hold to get a right click action is actually very nice. I like it a lot!

    I am happy that full screen mode will not switch to windowed mode when losing focus.

    Command + G in full screen mode still makes the screen go black - It thinks that it is switching to the Property Page view, but it cannot. This is still a UI problem that should be addressed before the final version.

    Also when I connect a USB Hard Drive, it still says it woukld be faster if connected to a USB 2 hub. Hopefully you will be able to enable USB 2.0 suppport on the MBP.

    Thanks for the good work!
     
  13. elventear

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    I zapped everything with Appzapper. Reinstalled, crashed, zapped again, rebooted, reinstalled crashed. So far I am not even able to get into the application.

    If it's of interest: Working on a 2.0 GHz Mackbook Pro with 2.0 GB of RAM.
     
  14. vamp07

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    I don't think I have any complaints.

    1. The networking is working again with my router. No need to plug in static ips
    2. It does seem quicker.
    3. I like the idea of integrating the image tool even if it increases the price. $79 seem reasonable.
    4. I see switching to full screen is smoother.

    I'm sure at some point I will want the USB stuff to work well but for the time being I have no need to plug in external USB devices.
     
  15. beg_ne

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    So far so good overall, however my main issue is still around. Sending my voice through programs like Paltalk and Skype is still really bad. Receiving audio is fine un basically unusable to talk back to someone.
     
  16. schmidp

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    Hi,

    I still have problems in RC2 with if I switch one core off. Parallels now says "unable to commicate with hypervisor". If I turn the second core back on, it still says that until I reboot.

    Do you still plan to make Parallels work with only one core enabled on a core duo?

    greets philipp
     
  17. skrodahl

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    Thank you!!!

    This release is absolutely awsome as far as I can see.
    The speed improvements are fantastic, and all things behave as I expect them to do.

    You've got yourselves another paying customer. :)
     
  18. chenedwa

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    success with HASP

    RC1 failed to grab most USB devices. RC2 immediately recognized my HASP 4 USB device! Excellent!
     
  19. Jmdor

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    Re: Success with Hasp:

    I got my machine to recognize my hasp as well. Interestingly, when I pulled it, then inserted it later, I kept getting the XP error "This device cannot start (Code 10)". The fix is to uninstall the hasp through device manager, then reinstall through the add hardware wizard. Then the hasp is recognized again. I'm thinking this is still a minor bug (as this does not occur in a native windows environment nor did it occur under Virtual PC), but certainly much more welcome than no hasp at all!

    Jeanne
     
  20. DrewDS

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    Bravo, bravo!!!

    Sound works again, and now I can drag Mac OS Windows over top of Parallels in full screen mode!!

    Bravo!
     

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