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Display issues in Coherence after upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

After upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 you experience display issues in Coherence mode:

  • Windows applications are not rendered correctly
  • Application windows like Google are distorted or have artifacts
  • Windows text is very small

Workaround

If your Windows Virtual Machine on Retina display has small text and icons:

  • Go to Virtual Machine menu > Configure... > Hardware >Video > check Larger Text under Resolution

  • Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under Appearance and Personalization, clicking Adjust screen resolution.

  • Choose Medium - 125%

  • Click Apply.

To see the change, close all of your programs and then log off from Windows. This change will take effect the next time you log on.

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