Parallels help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by brudy, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. brudy macrumors member

    May 23, 2008
    So this is probably a stupid question. I've got Parallels 7 running, I use it all the time. It's in the mode where I don't see the windows desktop. What I can't seem to find is how to get back to the mac app and see the various VM's and other options? I launch the Parallels app and then it runs in the background I assume, but can't ever find a menu bar to get at items? Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? It's driving me crazy.
  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    There may be a more elegant method, but I know two different ways:

    Right-click on the parallels icon in the toolbar (to launch the Windows start menu) and shut down windows. When it shuts down, you'll get the parallels window.


    Left-click on the parallels icon in the toolbar and select 'Exit Coherence'. You'll then have access to the Parallels menu in the toolbar.

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