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Trackpad gestures and Apple Remote support in virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

APPLIES TO:

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Description

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.

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The following table provides commands to control some of the more popular Windows programs:

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To learn more about Trackpad gestures on MacBook and MacBook Pro please refer to Apple knowledge base article.




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