This *may not* be Parallels fault, although due to the error message I get afterwards, I get to blame Parallels for it (I really think it’s the latest Mavericks Release, as it didn’t happen before this).
- Open Skype
- Start non-video call with another user.
- Share screen that is hosting a parallels VM
- Wait a few minutes
- OS crashes back to login.
On Login (nothing has started up yet), I get the following error from Parallels:
That’s funny, since I check Parallels and it says “Up to date”.
I’m running Mavericks version 10.9.3.
Randomly, I’ll do something that ticks Parallels off, and it’ll go all graphically-goofy on me. Don’t believe me? Here are my three monitors (2 Dell 23inch Monitors + MBPr 15inch):
Of course, if I shut down and restart Parallels, everything is OK.
Yesterday, I made a ‘threat’ on twitter:
Today, I’m following through. I love Parallels. I’ve purchased it twice for myself, and had it purchased for me by a business entity at least twice. It let’s me have the best of both worlds: The usability and stability of a Mac, combined with the “I can’t get away from Windows Development”-ness of Windows.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, however.
Parallels gives me pet peeves, but sometimes they turn into George Carlin Pet Peeves. I really have had enough of them. So every day, I’ll post that day’s Parallels bug.
This morning I brought my MBPr out of sleep mode. I had shut down Parallels the night before (it gets really cranky with multiple monitors if you don’t shut it down before connecting it to different monitors), and I boot it up.
If I hit Ctrl+Up, I can see it ‘supposedly’ on that desktop:
But when I hit Ctrl+Up again? No where to be seen:
The only way to fix it? Click “Window” and “Zoom”.