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Windows 8 Charms sidebar keeps unexpectedly showing up after one finger trackpad swipe

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Windows 8 Charms sidebar keeps unexpectedly showing up after one finger trackpad swipe:


Cause

There is a new feature in since Parallels Desktop 8.0.18305 which lets you to call Windows 8 Charms sidebar with one finger swipe.

Resolution

If you wish to disable this feature, please do the following:

Locate your Virtual Machine .pvm file (usually in ~/Documents/Parallels) ►Right click and show package content.

Open config.pvs file and search for the following node:

  
   <Gestures Enabled_patch="1" dyn_lists="">

            <Enabled>1</Enabled>

         </Gestures>


Change this node from 1 to 0 and save the config.pvs file.



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