Resolved Parallels 'Like a mac' fails

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  1. sungjupark, May 15, 2014
    Last edited: May 16, 2014

    sungjupark macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've replaced my 13' mid-2010 MBP to 15' MBPr. I hook these MBPs to Dell 27' monitor @ 2560*1440 resolution.

    I have been using Parallels Desktop in Coherence Mode, albeit slowly, on my 2010 MBP, and it worked with no problem at all.

    Now I installed Parallels Desktop + windows 7 (same setting) and I got these problems:

    1) "Enter Coherence mode" is not activated.

    2) On full screen mode, windows does not present the right screen resolution, on both MBP's retina screen and 27' Dell's 2560*1440

    3) Sync between Mac and Windows fails. Folders like Desktop, Downloads were automatically syncing previously but now I have to transfer the files manually.


    2) looks like some driver sort of problem to me but for 1) + 3) Parallels is clearly failing on 'like a mac' feature.

    FYI I have tested VMWare on my new MBPr but it also fails to enter its own coherence mode.
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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  3. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Parallels is a finicky beast - you haven't offered which version you're using. When I do anything with PD, the first thing I do is reinstall Parallel Tools for the version of PD you're using - doing so fixes my problems when I have them with PD.
     
  4. sungjupark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the Parallel Tools solved most of my problems. Thank you for the suggestion. (I still can't get rid of the status bar(?) at the bottom of the screen thou...)

    I wasn't aware of Parallel Tools because it worked with my 13' MBP without installing it... anyway thanks again

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    Yes it should've gone there but at the time I wrote this I thought it might as well be a MBPr-specific problem, because on my MBP it was perfectly working.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    You're welcome, and...

    Launch your VM (in Coherence Mode), find the Parallels Desktop icon in the OS X Dock, Right-click on the PD Dock icon, find the "View" popup menu, select the "Hide Windows Taskbar" item. Voila! That command is also in the "View" Menu...
     

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