Mac OSX - Possible to disable Ctrl + Arrow and Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Functionality

I just switched over to a MacBook Air from a Windows machine. I'm using Parallels for Mac, (running Windows in a VM on the Mac) and there are several Windows keyboard shortcuts that I don't want to give up. These include:

Ctrl + Arrow Key - Useful in Visual Studio, Excel, Word, and a bunch of other apps.
Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Key - Useful in Visual Studio, Excel, Word, and a bunch of other apps.

With OSX 10.8, Ctrl + Arrow Key takes you from application A to application B or minimizes the application window. Is it possible to configure OSX to ignore these keyboard commands and let them pass to the application instead? (It's worth noting that I can achieve the desired behavior by pressing Command + Ctrl + Arrow or Command + Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Key, but it's cumbersome.)
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Go to Parallels Desktop Preferences and select Shortcuts.
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strungCommented:
You can change the default Mac keyboard shortcuts in the Mac Keyboard preferences pane.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You can change the default Mac keyboard shortcuts in the Mac Keyboard preferences pane.
That's what I said:)
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strungCommented:
I thought you said to make the changes in the Parallels preferences, not the Mac system preferences.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're right, that's what I did say - sorry.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
the same pain.

the two systems (actually the two vendors Apple and Microsoft) should develop a common definitions on keyboard shortcuts. this would make the end users have an easier life.

actually, IMIO, the shortcuts on Windows are much more reasonable and better.
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strungCommented:
Apple had the keyboard shortcuts in OS 6 long before Windows existed. When Microsoft copied the Apple GUI in Windows 3, they changed the keyboard shortcuts, either to avoid looking like they were  copying Apple, or because MS keyboards didn't have a command key.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
not really.

the shared shortcuts such as the well-recognised Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V were actually from WordStar that dominated the market during the early to mid 1980s, which was far earlier than OS 6 (System Software 6).

the others such as Home, End, PgUp, PgDn and their combinations also had different actions, except the most direct keys like standalone PgUp, PgDn, Insert and Delete as they had the same explicit meaning on all keyboards.

for example, in text editing, Home on Windows returns the cursor back to the beginning of the line while on Mac the same key goes back to the beginning of the document. obviously, going to the beginning of the line is much often than back to the first page when editing text, therefore going back to the first page with Ctrl-Home is more reasonable.

however, back to the topic, i think the author needs a keyboard re-mapper to redefine some key combinations in the way he preferred. check the link below to see if it may help.

http://lifehacker.com/5882684/the-best-keyboard-remapper-for-mac-os-x
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
I'm glad I was able to help.

Marty - MVP 2009 to 2013
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