Paralleles: windows only using a small part of my screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by markwise, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. markwise macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Almere / Netherlands
    I enjoy using my iMac with 24 # screen.
    Though in case I have to run windows via parallels I end up with only a rather small screen in which I can use windows.

    Mind you I can enlarge the paralleles window part not the windows screen inside paralleles window (not even after adjusting the screen of windows)

    Is there a way Parralles can be of help or
    can Windows indeed only be seen in a small layout ????

    would be great to hera back from you !!
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Have you installed the guest additions?
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    The size of the window is directly proportional to the resolution settings in the Windows display control panel applet. So if that is 800x600 the Parallels window is 800x600. So just make the resolution larger within Windows and the window will get better. Just be sure you have the Parallels Tools installed (it should be installed by default).

    You can also press ALT+Enter to make the display fill the entire screen. Press ALT+Enter again to collapse it back to a window.
  4. markwise thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Almere / Netherlands
    large screen available finally THX

    This did the trick THX, Cwallace

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