Local Resources

Use the Local Resources tab page to configure how local resources are handled by the remote desktop used in a remote session.

Remote Audio and Recording

Use the Remote audio playback drop-down list to select one of the following remote audio playback options:

  • Bring to this computer. Audio from the remote computer will play on your local computer.

  • Do not play. Audio from the remote computer will not play on your local computer and will be muted on the remote computer as well.

  • Leave at remote computer. Audio will not play on your local computer but will play normally on the remote computer.

Use the Remote audio recording drop-down box to select one of the following:

  • Record from this computer. Audio from this computer will be recorded using a remote application.

  • Do not record. Do not recored audio.


Select how you want to apply key combinations (e.g. Alt+Tab) that you press on the keyboard:

  • On the local computer. Key combinations will be applied to Windows running on the local computer.

  • On the remote computer. Key combinations will be applied to Windows running on the remote computer.

  • In full screen mode only. Key combinations will be applied to the remote computer only when in the full-screen mode.

Local Devices and Resources

Choose local disk drives, devices, and other resources that you want to redirect to a remote computer. Redirecting a resource makes it available for use in a remote session. For example, a redirected local disk drive will be available in a remote application, so you can read from and write to it.

The following options are available:

  • Clipboard. Select this option to enable the clipboard in a remote session. Click the Configure button and choose clipboard redirection from one of the following: Bidirectional (allows to copy in both directions), Server to client only, Client to server only.

  • Disk drives. Select this option and then click Configure Drives. See the Configure Drives subsection below for details.

  • Devices. Select this option and then click Configure Devices. Devices that are currently connected to your local computer will appear in the list. This includes supported Plug and Play devices, media players based on the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), and digital cameras based on the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). If a device is connected to your computer, but does not appear in the list, it means it is not a supported Plug and Play device. Please note that disk drives and smart cards are excluded from this list (you redirect them using dedicated Disk drives and Smart cards options). The Show previously connected devices option displays devices that are not currently connected but were connected previously.

Note: Please note device redirection is an experimental feature in Parallels Client for Linux and as such may have certain issues. Depending on a specific PTP/MTP device used, some operations can make the device stop responding to PTP/MTP requests. For example, if you start a copy operation to or from a device and then cancel it, the device may stop responding to all other requests. As a workaround, if you experience such an issue with your device, disconnect it from your Linux computer and then reconnect it.

  • Printers. Select this option to redirect printers.

  • Serial ports. Select this option to redirect serial ports.

  • Smart cards. Select this option to redirect smart cards.

Configure Drives

The Configure Drives button opens a dialog where you can map local Linux directories as disk drives and then use them in remote applications during a remote session.

To map a directory, click the Add button and specify the following:

  • Share Point: Type the drive name as you want it to appear during a remote session (e.g. sd2). Please note that share names must be unique, use Latin characters only, and cannot be longer than seven characters.

  • Mount Point: Type a local Linux directory you would like to map (e.g. /home).

Click OK to save the new drive information. The new drive will appear in the Configure Drives dialog. To edit an existing drive, click Edit. To delete a drive, click Delete.

You can enable or disable disk drives by selecting or clearing a corresponding checkbox. To enable all drive, select the Use all disk drives available option.

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