06 February 2013

Parallels, Windows, Enterprise-Architect and Retina

in principle, a great combo. With Win-7, Parallels works like a charm, nicely integrated with my Mac, no issues with the high Retina display resolution.

When I used EnterpriseArchitect for some UML modeling, I encountered serious display
issues: diagrams were suddenly scattered with overly large fonts and became utterly unreadable.

So back to virtual machine configuration: Shutdown the VM instance and open the Parallels configuration "graphics" tab. Choose "optimized for retina" mode, as shown below:


parallels-vm-graphic-config-retina.jpg





Not that difficult... boot Windows again.

Open the "display preferences" page and try the following screen resolution:



Windows Screen Resolution Config (Win 7).jpg

That completely solved the issue for me.

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