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Keys mapping in Parallels Desktop

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

I would like to use [`] as Delete key in Windows. In Parallels Desktop Preferences I have added a shortcut

                From > ` To > Delete

But it does not work.

Cause

Please note that Parallels Desktop sends to virtual machine not exact key position but symbol.

Symbols positioning are different between Windows and Mac.

In our particular example ` symbol on the Mac side in Windows located on a different key (on the Mac it will be § sign)

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Resolution

Lets imagine that you need to use ` key sumbol in Windows virtual machine as Delete key.

  1. Go to Parallels Desktop > Preferences> Shortcuts > Virtual Machine's name > click on + button
  2. At the From fied insert § symbol, at the To > insert Delete option

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