Last modified On 10 March 2015

[KB1240] Will ClickShare work with Mac virtualisation software such as Parallels? (FAQ)

Short Description

There are two methods of displaying content on ClickShare if you are using virtualisation software on Mac OS/X such as Parallels: 1. The user can assign the USB port to the host machine (OS/X). In this case, Parallels content is treated like just any other application, in other words, the users main display is shown by ClickShare. 2. The user can assign the USB port to the virtual machine (e.g. Windows). In that case, the Windows desktop will be shown in normal mode. When in Unity mode, there is no Windows desktop - in this case, it is better to use option (1) as described above.

Answer

There are two methods of displaying content on ClickShare if you are using virtualisation software on Mac OS/X such as Parallels:

1. The user can assign the USB port to the host machine (OS/X). In this case, Parallels content is treated like just any other application, in other words, the users main display is shown by ClickShare.

 

2. The user can assign the USB port to the virtual machine (e.g. Windows). In that case, the Windows desktop will be shown in normal mode. When in Unity mode, there is no Windows desktop - in this case, it is better to use option (1) as described above.