Menu path: Setup > Parallels Client > Parallels Client Sessions > Parallels Client Session > Experience

You can enable or disable the features for the graphical display according to the bandwidth of the network connection. The features can also be activated or deactivated individually.

Connection speed: Activates the features for the graphical display depending on the bandwidth of the network connection to provide the optimal performance.
Possible options:

  • "Modem 56 Kbps": The features Themes and Bitmap caching will be enabled.
  • "Low speed broadband (256 Kbps-2 Mbps)": The features Themes and Bitmap caching will be enabled.
  • "Satellite (2 Mbps-16 Mbps with high latency)": The features Menu and window animation, Desktop composition, Themes, and Bitmap caching will be enabled.
  • "High speed broadband (2 Mbps-16 Mbps)": The features Menu and window animation, Desktop composition, Themes, and Bitmap caching will be enabled.
  • "WAN (10 Mbps or higher with high latency)": All features below will be enabled.
  • "LAN (10 Mbps or higher)": All features below will be enabled.
  • "Detect connection quality automatically": The automatically detected quality of the network connection determines which of the features below should be used for the optimal user experience. The individual feature selection is not possible.

Desktop background

☑ The desktop background image for the session will be shown.

Font smoothing

☑ Edges will be smoothed when text is displayed.

Menu and window animation

☑ Transitions for menus and windows will be animated.

Desktop composition

☑ Visual effects can be used for the desktop. For details on desktop composition, see e.g. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/dwm/dwm-overview.

Show contents of window while dragging

☑ The window content will be shown when a window is moved.

Themes

☑ The design of the desktop can be modified.

Bitmap caching

☑ Bitmap resources, e.g. icons or images, are cached locally. This allows reducing the amount of data sent, and, thus improves the performance.