URL Pass to Host OS Browsers from Parallels Guest OS fails.

Apr 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM

This is a highly specific scenario, however I think there could still be a fix. I'm running a Mac OS host with a Windows 7 guest OS via Parallels. Parallels offers a feature where you can launch Mac OS applications from within the Windows environment. Really, it creates a simplified executable within a users home directory that points to the .app in Mac OS, which loads the application when selected from anywhere in Windows - for example, the start menu.

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Parallels\Shared Applications\Google Chrome (Mac).exe would be an example of one of these .exe wrappers.

Setting Browser Chooser to point to these "fake" .exe's will in fact launch the application. However, here is my problem. The URL of whatever was selected within Windows does not get passed along to the chosen browser and instead acts as if it's launching the application or switching to it if it's already active.

Any thoughts on how to get the URL to cross over to the selected browser?

Thanks,

-Paul