I've MacBook Pro with 2 external monitors connected. Is there a way to configure Parallels so that it allows you to use 2 monitors for Windows and the main one for Mac? I only found option to make it all or just 1. Also I don't want to expand Windows across the 2 monitors (i guess there's an option to do that). I want them treated as separate spaces so i can easily move things around between 2 monitors (for example Outlook on one, chrome on the other).


Using UltraMon seems to work fine for me, I've found it in a post on the Parallels Forum:

I will start the VM with 3 screens, then I use a 3rd party software (UltraMon) and disable the one display so that my VM uses two screens running Windows 7 and my MacOS uses the one.

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    @patrix the solution is simple (Use Ultramon). He also gave a description. I believe it's legit answer. Short one but it has a point. – MadBoy Dec 12 '14 at 19:40
  • Haha, patrix was actually the one who edited my answer to provide the helpful blurb :) @MadBoy – motto Aug 13 '15 at 15:34

Actually, after thinking about it for a bit I decided to go with coherence mode which seems to do this in a bit different way then I wanted it (no desktops etc) but it may serve it's purpose of being able to mix MAC/Windows enough to move windows around easily.

  • Yes, it works, but feeling a bit weird. Maybe i'll work it out and just need to get used to it. – MadBoy Sep 29 '14 at 19:53

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