DXLab on Macintosh
de John K8AJS
DXLab applications can be run on Macintosh computers with Intel processors using Mac OS X versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.10 (Yosemite), running Windows in virtual machine software such as Parallels or VMware Fusion.
When running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite),
- Parallels Desktop version 9 is supported; an upgrade to Parallels Desktop version 10 is not required
- VMware Fusion version 6 is not supported; an upgrade to VMware Fusion version 7 is required
Using VMware Fusion, you should open Preferences, select the Keyboard & Mouse icon at the top of the screen, click on Mouse Shortcuts and disable the Secondary Button shortcut.
If you're running Windows in a Virtual Machine using either Parallels or VMware Fusion, enable the right-click function for your mouse or trackpad in the Mac System Preferences window on the Mouse or Trackpad Preferences pane. In the Point & Click panel, be sure to check the Secondary Button checkbox to enable a true right-click on your mouse or trackpad.
For the MacBook Pro trackpad or the Magic Trackpad, you may choose how to enable the secondary click: Click or tap with two fingers, Click in bottom right corner, or Click in bottom left corner.
* de Jim N0AV: Allocating more RAM to the VM helped some but the biggest improvement came with 2 CPU cores allocated to the Windows 7 virtual machine. Now DXlabs runs very well on the IMac using Parallels!
* de John K8AJS: performance with Windows 7 can be improved by avoiding the Aero themes on the Personalization panel, selecting Windows Classic as the display theme. This provides an easily readable display that updates quickly, even with dual 1920 x 1200 displays.