Getting started with Parallels Toolbox

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    Getting started with Parallels Toolbox
    Parallels Toolbox is a collection of essential tools that you're sure to find useful as you work with your Mac. Toolbox provides quick access to many common functions that are either hidden, require hard-to-remember keyboard shortcuts, or are otherwise not available.
    Tools Overview
    Alarm
    Use this tool to alert you at a specific time with a notification and sound.
    Archive
    Use Archive to create compressed archives from your files, to save space or easily share multiple files.
    Unarchive
    Use this tool to unpack archives, including those not supported by the built-in system utility.
    Capture Area
    Use this tool to take a screenshot of a part of the screen.
    Capture Screen
    Use this tool to take a screenshot of the entire screen.
    Capture App Window
    Use this tool to take a screenshot of a single window.
    Convert Video
    Use this tool to convert videos so they can be played in the Video app on an iPhone or iPad.
    Date Countdown
    Use this tool to set up a countdown to a specific date, such as a birthday, a deadline, or a vacation.
    Do Not Disturb
    Use this tool when you want to avoid distractions so you can focus on the task at hand.
    Do Not Sleep
    When activated, this tool prevents your computer from going to sleep and your display from dimming.
    Video Grabber
    Use this tool to download videos from the Internet.
    Hide Desktop
    Use this tool to hide all the files, folders, and other icons on your desktop.
    Lock Screen
    Activate this tool to immediately lock your screen to prevent unauthorized access to your computer.
    Mute Microphone
    Use this tool to mute your computer's microphone to prevent unauthorized listening by other apps.
    Record Audio
    Use this tool to record audio from your computer's built-in microphone.
    Record Area
    Use this tool to record video of from a selected area of your screen.
    Record Window
    Use this tool to record video from a single window.
    Record Screen
    Use this tool to record video of your entire screen.
    Stopwatch
    Use the Stopwatch to measure elapsed time, as you would with any stopwatch.
    Timer
    Use the Timer to count down from a time you specify to zero.


    Installing Parallels Toolbox
    To install Parallels Toolbox after installing Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, follow the steps:
    1. Click on the Parallels logo in the menu bar and select Preferences in the drop-down menu.
    2. Switch to the Toolbox tab.
    3. Click Install and wait until the download and installation are complete.
    4. Click Open to launch Parallels Toolbox.



    For more info, please refer to the Parallels ToolBox User Guide
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
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