TempoWeave on the Mac using Parallels

Hints for using TempoWeave using Parallels

TempoWeave runs on the Windows operating system. If you have 8GB or more on your Mac, TempoWeave will run very well in a Parallels session. Parallels works on both intel and m-series chip Mac computers. Although TempoWeave runs well on the M-series chip Macs this chips do not currently support the drivers required to operate Dobby looms.

Here is a link for Parallels Desktop: https://www.parallels.com/

Here are some hints for Parallels tuning so that TempoWeave runs quickly.

To see how much memory you have allocated, you must first shut down the Windows session on your Mac if it is open:

On the Mac, select Parallels and Configure:

Under Windows 10 Configuration, set Optimization to No Limit:

If you have at least 8GB of ram, set the memory to 4GB at a minimum. Your number of processors should be set to 2 if you have a quad-core processor.

When Zooming in and out, use the Control Key along with plus and minus; the Command key launches the Windows magnifier.

When pressing the Delete key on a Mac, you must also press and hold the Function (fn) key along with the delete key.

Using Finder (Mac) or File Explore (Windows)

When using a USB stick to transfer WIF files, you may see a prompt asking whether or not to allow Parallels to access the USB storage. Depending on the answer to this option, the drive letter for the USB stick will either show up on the Windows or the Mac side. If you are more comfortable with the Mac's Finder function, select Deny on this prompt to allow access on the Mac. When selecting Allow, the drive letter for the USB will be shown in File Explorer under Windows.

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