Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time in Windows 7 via Parallels because Adobe’s Creative Cloud Apps run better on Windows than they do on OSX. I know, blasphemy. Anyway, I need to be in full-screen mode to utilize my dual monitors while in Windows but I also need to access OSX’s Dock & Programs without exiting Parallels Full-Screen mode. So after playing around I figured out how to accomplish this and want to share it. The keyboard shortcuts are as follows:
- Parallels Enter Full-screen Mode: CTL + COMMAND + F
- Show OSX Doc while in Full-screen Mode: CTL + D + Alt/Option
The trick with this shortcut is you don’t press all three keys at once. You press and hold each key one after the other. So that’s it! I hope this was quick, to the point and helpful for you.