Where is the 'Parallels [9] Desktop menubar'

Posted on 2014-08-30
Last Modified: 2014-08-31
Where is the 'Parallels [9] Desktop menubar' ? it is not on OSX 10.9.4 or [Parallels] Windows 8.1 taskbar.


"Go to the Parallels Desktop menubar, click Window and then choose Virtual Machines List" - Where is it?


"The Parallels Desktop menus contain all the controls available for Parallels Desktop and its virtual machines. The menus are displayed on the Mac OS X menubar." - Where?

There are Windows 8.1 & Outlook OSX icons with Parallels [II] mark, but no 'Parallels [9] Desktop menubar'.

Parallels 9 is running; Apple bar at top or WIN search for 'Parallels' are no help;
Question by:MARSPATH
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    Accepted Solution

    According to:

    "You're running in fullscreen mode. Use control-option-shift to go to Coherence or just control-option to view the menubar. You can also use option-return to go to windowed mode. You can go to your VM's preferences to enable hot corners for fullscreen mode that appear when you hover your cursor in the corner.

    Even in fullscreen mode, you can command-tab to another application and right-click PD in the Dock to access all options for your VM."


    "I was in something called "crystal mode". The menu bar at the top never showed the parallels menu, but there was an icon (two vertical red bars) among the icons on the upper right. Clicking on that icon (or maybe it was alt-click) let me get to "virtual machine", then "configure", then "coherence", and I could uncheck the "crystal mode" box. Problem solved."

    Author Closing Comment

    Clicking on that icon (or maybe it was alt-click)... It was thanks

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