Parallels Desktop 9: Can't Change Resolution in Coherence Mode

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  1. sarakn macrumors 6502a

    sarakn

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    Hi All!
    I'm not sure what I did/changed, but I'm still fairly new to the mac world. About a week ago, all applications opened via parallels in coherence mode now have a low resolution. On the OSX side, I have it set to the highest which is (Looks like 1920x1200). On the windows side(parallels), every window is ridiculously large. I've compared by opening browser page in OSX and Windows, and it seems the windows side is stuck on the default OSX resolution.

    Also, it does not seem that the windows side uses retina as the pages lack the crispness. If I connect my laptop to the TV, obviously the pages displayed on the TV are not as crisp as the laptop but I'm not connected to the TV and I'm displaying both pages - side by side - on the laptop.


    Please help.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sarakn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarakn

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    It never fails. I've searched high and low for this and when I finally post the problem, I found the fix. ;)

    I'll just leave this here in case someone else needs it or this happens again and I've forgotten how to fix it...but

    In windows, I exited out of coherence(did that before without luck) and went to Control Panel - Appearance and Personalization - Adjust Screen Resolution. Whether my resolution was set to 2880 x 2098 or even higher, that did not make a difference before.

    This time, I clicked the hyperlink "Make text and other items larger or smaller". On that window, I checked "Let me choose the scaling level for all my displays" and then chose "Larger - 150%". Windows will have to be restarted (d@mn you).

    Phew... the stars are now realigned. :D
     
  3. eschw95458 macrumors member

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    I would try uninstalling parallels tools from within your VM and then reinstalling them.
     
  4. sarakn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarakn

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    Your comment is funny - you sound like a windows user. :D

    Thanks, but I've fixed it.
     
  5. eschw95458 macrumors member

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    No, the first apple I worked on was a model IIe, and then later System 7, I also am a pc tech.
    .....and I am glad you have it sorted, I actually posted before your second post showed up.
     

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