Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
You can use the Apple Remote to control some Windows programs. If you have an Apple portable computer, such as a Macbook, or if you have an Apple Magic Trackpad, you can use gestures, such as swiping left or right across the trackpad, to control some Windows programs.
Note: This feature is available for the following guest operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 8. Note: You can control some Windows programs using three-finger swipes only if you're using Parallels Desktop with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. In OS X Lion and later, three-finger swipes are used by default to move between full-screen apps and spaces.
To use the Apple Remote, you must first enable it by doing the following: 1. Start Windows. 2. Do one of the following:
- Click the Parallels II icon in the menu bar, press and hold the Option (Alt) key and choose Configure.
If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Virtual Machine > Configure. 3 Click Options, and then click Advanced. 4 Select Enable next to Apple Remote.
The following table provides commands to control some of the more popular Windows programs:
To learn more about Trackpad gestures on MacBook and MacBook Pro please refer to Apple knowledge base article.