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Video artifacts appear in Coherence view mode or Parallels Desktop crashes at first start

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition

ISSUE

  • While working in Coherence view mode you can see video artifacts or glitches.
Or:
  • After Mac boots Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac crashes at the first start. Second start of Parallels Desktop is always successful.

CAUSE

Animation in Parallels Desktop 7 is enabled by the default in order to handle Lion OS X features. Some Windows applications' video behaviour may be affected or may conflict with Parallels Desktop animation solution.

RESOLUTION

In order to fix this issue Open Parallels Desktop Preferences → General → uncheck the 'Use animations' option.




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