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You can set the Windows and programs to appear together in their own window. If you opted to
use Windows "Like a PC" when you first installed Windows, Parallels Desktop is already set to
Window mode.

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To switch to Window mode from Coherence mode, do one of the following:

• Click the Parallels icon in the menu bar, then choose Exit Coherence.

• Press Control-Command-Return.

To switch to Window mode from Full Screen mode, do one of the following:

• Press Command-Control-F.

• Press Control-Option (Alt), click the View menu and select Exit Full Screen.

Status Bar

When using Parallels Desktop in Window mode, the status bar at the bottom of the window shows
clickable icons. The icons are shortcuts that let you control various functions. Most of the icons let
you connect and disconnect hardware devices to and from Windows.

Note: If you don't see the status bar, click the triangle next to the gear icon.

The following devices have the icons on the status bar:

• Keyboard

• Floppy disk drive

• CD/DVD drive

• Hard disk

• Network adapter

• Sound card

• USB controller

• Shared folders

• Serial port

• Parallel port

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If the icon appears in the status bar, Parallels Tools are installed.

To connect or disconnect a device, such as the DVD drive, from Windows, click the device icon to
display its shortcut menu and select the command.

You can also connect images of discs to Windows as if they were physical DVDs, CDs, or floppy
disks. To do so, drag the image file over the CD/DVD-ROM drive or floppy disk icon on the status
bar.

Hide/Show Status Bar

If you don't need the status bar while working with Windows, you can hide it (click View > Hide
Status Bar) and make visible again when necessary (click View > Show Status Bar).

Adjust Window Mode Settings

You can customize how Parallels Desktop appears and behaves when in Window mode.

Set Whether Windows Programs Show in the Dock:

You can choose whether or not to show icons for Windows programs in the Mac OS X Dock when
in Window mode. If you prefer to work with programs by manipulating them on the Windows
desktop, you may not want to be distracted by seeing them in the Dock alongside your Mac OS X
application icons.

6 Do one of the following:

• Option-click (Alt-click) the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Configure.

• If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Virtual Machine
> Configure.

7 Click Options and then click Applications.

8 To show Windows program icons in the Dock when in Window mode, deselect Show Dock
icons in Coherence only.

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Set Whether Animations are Used for Some Actions

By default when you pause, suspend, or shut down Windows, the Parallels Desktop window
becomes animated. If you find this distracting, you can turn off the animations.

1 Do one of the following:

• Option-click (Alt-click) the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Preferences, and
then click General.

• If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Parallels
Desktop > Preferences, and then click General.

2 Select or deselect Use animations.

Monitoring Windows in a Scalable Window

You can set Windows to appear in a window that can be resized to any size so that the content
scales in size with the window. This is called Modality mode. Modality mode can be useful if you
want to monitor programs and other tasks running in Windows as you work in Mac OS X.

To switch to Modality mode:

• From Window mode, choose View > Modality.

For more information on Modality mode, see the Modality mode settings topic (p. 149).

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