I am evaluating Parallels with Windows XP VMs. Very frequently, I find that I am unable to use the keyboard in the Mac host. The keyboard focus is simply locked into the VM.
There is a message at the bottom of some Parallels screens about Ctl-Alt release the mouse and keyboard (similar to in VMWare Fusion), but I have not been able to get such a key sequence to work to restore the focus to the host. This forces me to log out of the host.
I cannot find anything in the Parallels documentation either.
What is the solution?