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A keyboard key makes an input to virtual machine only with the second press

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

  • When I am making a keyboard input to Windows 8.1 virtual machine, some of my keyboard keys make an input only when I press them second time, for example:

    1. Press ' (inverted comma) - nothing happens.
    2. Then press K button (or any other) - ' and K ((or any other) are shown on the screen, like: 'K

Cause

Windows keyboard layout issue.

Resolution

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Language Preferences -> Options of English -> Add input method:

  1. Locate and add any desired Parallels keyboard layouts:

  1. Remove the previous input method. Save and close Language options.



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