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Keyboard layouts in Parallels Desktop for Mac

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

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Important: Parallels Tools should be installed in your virtual machine to provide this feature.



Keyboard layouts in Parallels Desktop for Mac are inherited from Mac side.

If you would like to use Windows-like layout, please follow these simple steps:

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

  1. Right-click on Windows Start button and choose Control Panel

  2. Open Clock, Language and Region

  3. Click on Change input methods under Language

  4. Then click Options and Remove the layout that contains (Apple)-Parallels ending.


For Windows 7:

  1. Go to Control Panel and choose Change keyboards or other input methods:

  2. Go to Keyboards and Languages tab and click on Change Keyboards...:

  3. You will see your current layouts which contain (Apple)-Parallels ending. Change it to regular layout you prefer to use and save the changes.


For Windows XP:

  1. Go to Control Panel and choose Regional and Language Options:

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  2. Go to Languages tab and click on Details...:

  3. Under Default Input Language list you will see your current languages which contain (Apple)-Parallels ending. Change it to regular language you prefer to use and save the changes.



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