My Mac (CMD+Q and CMD+W) or Windows (e.g. Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V) specific shortcuts do not work in my Mac OS X virtual machine.
Whenever I use them, they are applied to host OS side. As a result, CMD+Q key combination quits Parallels Desktop and CMD+W closes Parallels window. Windows shortcuts make no effect at all.
This is default behavior of Mac OS X installed on the host side.
Take these steps to workaround the issue:
Launch Parallels Desktop for Mac.
Click on Parallels Desktop menu and choose Preferences.
Click on Keyboard tab.
In Profile section choose Mac OS X.
Press the + sign.
Select CMD and put Q both to From and To fields.
Follow steps 1 to 6 for CMD+W key combination.
- Start your virtual machine. Now CMD+Q and CMD+W should work inside the virtual machine.