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.


If you have a Mighty Mouse or a third-party 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. To right-click on a Mac notebook, you can use the trackpad, depending on the preferences you set in the Trackpad pane of System Preferences. And if you have a one-button Apple mouse, you can simulate a right click by holding down Control and Shift while clicking. (To change which modifier keys you use to emulate a right click, choose ...

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