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Entering Full Screen mode in Windows programs in Mac OS X Lion

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Mac OS X Lion enables Full-Screen mode for some Mac OS X applications (Learn more).
Windows applications running in Parallels Desktop do not have a Full-Screen button in the upper right corner of the window:

Cause

You can use the OS X Lion Full-Screen feature with Windows programs running in Parallels Desktop, but there is no double-arrow icon in the upper-right corner of the program window as there is with Mac OS X applications.

Resolution

To enter Full-Screen mode in a Windows program, from the Mac OS X menu bar choose View --> Enter Full Screen::



You can also use the key combination Control-Command-F.

To exit Full Screen mode, move the arrow to the top of the screen to show the menu bar, then click the double-arrow icon in the top right corner.





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