SOAPware DocumentationFAQ's MiscellaneousQ: Can I run SOAPware on a Mac computer?

Q: Can I run SOAPware on a Mac computer?

A:  Yes, a windows-based application like SOAPware can be run locally on a Mac computer with the aid of a tool like Parallels Desktop, or VMware.

*Note: If you should need any type of technical assistance regarding the use of Parallels Desktop or VMware products, please seek out support from the respective companies.

For this article, we will refer to using Parallels Desktop.

Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop

Double-click on the Parallels Desktop icon.

Launch Windows

Launch Windows

Insert your log in and password for windows.

Parallels Desktop Preferences

Parallels Desktop Preferences
  1. In the top toolbar, Click Parallels Desktop > Preferences.
  2. Un-check the box next to "F6" since that is a function key used in SOAPware.

System Preferences

System Preferences

Double-click on the System Preferences icon at the bottom of the screen.

System Preferences- Keyboard

System Preferences- Keyboard
  1. Click on "Keyboard."
  2. Check the first box that refers to the standard function keys.

Checking this box will allow the Mac user to still use the function keys for their intended function, however the Fn key must be pressed first on the keyboard, and then select a function key at the top of the keyboard.

System Preferences- Mission Control

System Preferences- Mission Control

1.  Click on "Mission Control."

2.  Reset the "Show Desktop" option (which will be set to F11) to a function key that is not already used in SOAPware, such as F15.

Launch SOAPware

Launch SOAPware

Double-click on the SOAPware icon. You may then log in and proceed to use the function keys on your keyboard, to bring up the intended actions in SOAPware.

*Note: Should a user need to install SOAPware on either the Parallels Desktop or VMware, please refer to our downloads article.