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

    Oct 28, 2006
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    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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