When application displays a dialog in coherence it displays behind foreground window

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Mike Retondo, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Mike Retondo

    Mike Retondo Bit Poster

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    When current application displays a popup window in coherence mode, it's not shown because it's behind the foreground window. Example: If I download an installer application (Flash installer) from IE8 a download dialog pops up and then a dialog pops up in front of it asking me if I want to run it or save it. The problem is, both of these dialogs are behind the main IE8 window. This doesn't happen when coherence mode isn't running. Any idea what's wrong with my settings?
     
  2. J.R. MacReady

    J.R. MacReady Bit Poster

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    Not sure if we've got the same issue.

    My issue is similar to the one discussed here: http://forum.parallels.com/printthread.php?t=104426

    I run Windows 7 32bit on Parallels version 6.0.11828 on my Snow Leopard MBP 13". When in coherence mode, the Windows start bar attempts to "surface" every 60 secs precisely, but only when a windows app or even windows explorer is "maximized". There is a half second jitter where the bottom or top of the screen flickers and then it happens again 60 seconds later. If in regular "window mode" I set the windows task bar to display at the top of the screen, and then switch back to coherence mode the flicker occurs at the top and bottom of the app's maximized window. If I set the task bar to display at the bottom of the screen, then the flicker only occurs at the bottom of the maximized app window. So I decided to set the Windows task bar to display on the left side of the screen and then went back into coherence mode. The flickering was gone.

    Not sure what caused the problem. But the flickering (may not be the same as the "focus" issue) is no longer visible.
     
  3. Mike Retondo

    Mike Retondo Bit Poster

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    It doesn't seem to be the same as my focus issue, but thanks for post.
     

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