Parallels and WindowServer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SC68Cal, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    Tell you what. Purchased a Parallels license, and i'm not very happy with the results.

    I've had multiple instances where Parallels absolutely slams WindowServer. It's been so bad that I have to force quit Parallels, then log out because Parallels rapes WindowServer so bad that I have artifacts on my screen.

    Anyone else have these symptoms? The only relevant thread I found was this one and the support team dismisses it. I think they've got to get their act together, because I'm not happy about this at all, definitely hasn't earned my $80 yet.

    I don't think the Parallels application cleans up after itself properly either. Before logging out, I just played around with my dock to see what was going on. WindowServer cranked up to 100% and I was dropping frames simply moving through my dock icons.

    Logged out and logged in, Parallels hasn't been run yet, same actions yield only a 50% usage.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    That is very strange. I haven't had that happen when I've used Parallels... I have no idea what might be causing the issue you describe. :confused:
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Again, I've never had any of the issues you describe, however I only use it for Office 07.

    Are you using any applications inside Parallels at the time?

    Strange, hope it gets fixed.

    Have you seen this thread

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