- You would like to switch keyboard layouts on the Mac side;
- You would like to disable keyboard layout synchronization between Mac and Windows virtual machine.
- Specific keyboard layout used on the macOS side.
In order to disable keyboard layout synchronization, you need to manually modify config.pvs file.
Shut down your Windows virtual machine.
Right-click on Parallels Desktop icon in Dock and select Control Center (Virtual machines list in Parallels Desktop 9).
Right-click on your virtual machine and select Show in Finder.
Right-click on your virtual machine's file (file with .pvm extension) and select Show Package Contents.
Right-click on config.pvs file, select Open With and open it with TextEdit.app.
Locate the following part (you can open search in TextEdit using Cmd+F shortcut):
<KeyboardLayoutSync dyn_lists=""> <Enabled>1</Enabled>
And change 1 to 0. It should look like this:
<KeyboardLayoutSync dyn_lists=""> <Enabled>0</Enabled>
Save the changes in config.pvs file and close it. Now keyboard layouts are not synchronized and will not be changed automatically.