Parallels-Windowed mode won't show entire screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by markw10, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I set up Parallels with Windows XP yesterday and am amazed how well it works. Here is my problem. It was working fine and at times I'd use it as a window, other times as a full screen. Well now for some reason when not in full screen the window doesn't show up right. Well I can move it from left to right across the screen to see all but I can have the window all the way at the top of the screen but yet you can't see the bottom so for example I can't even go low enough to see the taskbar and the start menu so obviously it's not even useful in windowed mode. To add to that, over at the right side of the screen I dont have any of the parallels icons anymore, icons for things such as full screen, etc. They are all gone. I have no clue how this happened. How can I get out of this without reinstalling parallels?
  2. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Hey, the same thing has happened to me! Works fine in full screen mode.
  3. arrash macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Marlborough, MA
    What I have noticed is that if you quit Parallels while you are running Windows in Full Screen Mode, upon relaunch of the program, it will come up the way you mention. The easy fix is to change the resolution on the Windows System to something that fits on the screen while in windowed mode. Then remember to switch back to windowed mode before you quit Parallels.

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