Mac OSX, Parallels, Windows 8, Visual studio 2012 and VS drops all keyboard events
For my fellow googlewithbingers out there:
If you run a setup like mine with Win8 running on OSX through Parallels and your VS2012 sometimes stops responding to key presses; activate another application, then press the windows/command button for getting the start screen and then choose VS2012. Your already running VS gets focus and the keyboard is restored.
Don’t know why this works. There are certainly better workarounds. The problem with probably go away in the future. But for now it saves me.