Late yesterday I reported that Parallels Desktop 7 users were experiencing a mysterious problem that required them to log into and restart their Mac notebooks twice before being able to use the Finder Desktop. Parallels has released an update that resolves this really annoying problem. So if you haven’t installed it yet launch Parallels Desktop 7 and run a Check for Updates from the Parallels apps menu. Install the update and you will be good to go – no reason to log in twice now!
The update resolved the problem for my MacBook Air and the problem may have been present in Parallels Desktop 6 too. So if you are using that version of Parallels still please chime in by leaving a comment about your status.
Here’s what the update does for Parallels Desktop 7 users per Parallels:
About Parallels Desktop for Mac build 7.0.14922
Article ID: 112281
Last Review: Sep, 14 2011
APPLIES TO: Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac build 7.0.14922 contains bug fixes and enhancements that improve the overall performance of Parallels Desktop 7. This update is highly recommended for all users of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac.
OBTAINING THE UPDATE
Updates for Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac are available
Parallels Desktop in-product updater
This update for Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac (build 7.0.14922) addresses overall stability and performance issues and includes the following fixes and improvements:
- New interface languages, including Czech, Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional.
- Option to choose Mac OS X Snow Leopard-style full screen mode instead of native OS X Lion full screen mode.
- Better compatibility with FileVault.
- Improved compatibility with FaceTime HD camera and other USB devices for virtual machines with more than 2 GB of memory.
- Resolves a problem with Mac slow boot time.