Can you use Parallels on a 2nd monitor?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RickR, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

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    I use Parallels on my system to run Windows. Someone was telling me that you can set it up so that Parallels runs on a 2nd monitor keeping your main laptop monitor OS X. Is is true I can hook a monitor into the video out and set it up so that Parallels runs Windows on this 2nd monitor?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    You can definitely use a second display for Windows using VMware. I would assume that Parallels works the same way, but I prefer VMware :)
     
  3. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    Full-screen OS on 2nd monitor

    Sure, it can be done. Drag the parallels' OS window to the second screen and then switch to full-screen mode.

    There are, however, peculiarities -- for some reason, you cannot use full screen quicktime player on the notebook's monitor and type on the parallels' screen.

    Slightly off-topic: is there a way to make the boundaries between the two displays more rigid? I'd like to avoid accidental mouse drifts between the displays.
     

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