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Configure Touch Bar for Windows programs with Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac

  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro Edition


I would like to configure MacBook Pro Touch Bar options for a particular Windows program. How do I do that?


Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac brings an out-of-the-box support for many popular Windows programs, such as:

  • Windows Desktop
  • File Explorer
  • Web browsers: Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi
  • Microsoft Office*

To configure Touch Bar for other Windows programs, do the following:

  1. In Windows virtual machine bring a program that you need to focus.
  2. Go to View setting > Customize Touch Bar...

    NOTE: if you don't see the option, please make sure that Parallels is not listed in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Function Keys.

  3. Drag your favorite items to the bottom of the screen into the Touch Bar:

  4. Click 'Done' when finished.

Supported Windows versions

Touch Bar integration support comes for the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

* - programs supported in Windows 10 only.

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