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The Start menu in Windows 10 virtual machine appears in full screen

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

Symptoms

After clicking on the Start menu it occupies the whole screen of a Windows 10 virtual machine in any view mode. Additionally, the Start menu in Coherence may appear in the background.

Cause

Windows misconfiguration.

Resolution

Disable Use Start full screen option in Windows settings as described in the article.

Additionally, make sure that Tablet mode isn't enabled in the Windows 10 settings. If it's enabled, disable it as per instructions from the article Use your PC like a tablet.




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