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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Work with Windows in a Parallels Virtual Machine

For the most part, Windows within a Parallels virtual machine just works; no special procedures are required. However, the following tips could come in handy.

Right-Clicking in Parallels Desktop

If you have a mouse or trackball with two or more buttons, the right button should work as a right click (producing a contextual menu) within Windows, as you'd expect. If you have a one-button Apple mouse, you can Control-Shift-click to get a right click. (To change which modifier keys you use to emulate a right click, choose Parallels Desktop > Preferences, select Keyboard & Mouse, and make your desired selections in the bottom portion of the window.) If you're using a MacBook or MacBook Pro, you can perform ...

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