Cannot undo changes using German keyboard layout. (CMD+Z) shortcut doesn't work.

11 users found this article helpful



Parallels Desktop application configures the virtual machine's shortcuts based on the user's physical location.

For example, for Germany Parallels Desktop will automatically set QWERTZ layout.


To be able to use CTRL+Z shortcut to undo changes, please create a new CMD+Y -> CTRL+Y shortcut.

  1. On Mac menu bar find Devices menu > Keyboard > Customize...

  2. In the appeared Preferences window find your virtual machine in the Virtual Machines list, on the right side find '+' to add a new shortcut.

  3. Create the shortcut so it would like on the screenshot below:

  4. To apply changes press OK.

Was this article helpful?

Tell us how we can improve it.