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Using VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion 8.0
VMware Fusion Pro 8.0
VMware Fusion 8.1
VMware Fusion Pro 8.1
This document supports the version of each product listed and
supports all subsequent versions until the document is
replaced by a new edition. To check for more recent editions
of this document, see http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.
EN-001869-02Using VMware Fusion
2 VMware, Inc.
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www.vmware.comContents
Using VMware Fusion 7

1 Updated Information 9

2 Getting Started with Fusion 13
About VMware Fusion 13
About VMware Fusion Pro 14
System Requirements for Fusion 14
Install Fusion 14
Start Fusion 15
How-to Videos 15
Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources 15

3 Understanding Fusion 17
Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do 17
Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion Interface 21

4 Configuring Fusion 33
Setting Fusion Preferences 33
Customizing the Fusion Display 40
Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock 41
Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log In To Your Mac 41
Contents of the Virtual Machine Package 41
Work with Virtual Machine Packages 42

5 Creating Virtual Machines 43
Create a Virtual Machine 43
Upload a Virtual Machine to a Remote Server 55
Upload a Virtual Machine to VMware vCloud Air 55
Download a Virtual Machine from a Remote Server 56
Migrate an Existing Physical PC to a Virtual Machine 56
Importing Windows Virtual Machines 60
Export a Virtual Machine to OVF Format 63
Installing and Using VMware Tools 64
Cloning Virtual Machines with Fusion Pro 68

6 Working with your Virtual Machines 73
Running Fusion Pro and Virtual Machines 73
Open a Windows Application While You Are In Unity View 81
Open a Windows or Linux Application from the Applications Menu 82
Moving and Sharing Files with Your Mac 82
VMware, Inc. 3Sharing Applications Between Your Mac and Your Windows Virtual Machines 83
Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock 84
Switch Between Virtual Machines That Are Powered On 84
Using Mac Input Devices in a Virtual Machine 85
Force Virtual Machines to Grab Keyboard and Mouse Input 85

7 Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac 87
Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders 87
Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders 88
Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine 88
Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder 88
Add a Shared Folder 89
Remove a Shared Folder 89

8 Protecting Your Virtual Machines 91
Snapshots 91
AutoProtect 93
Install McAfee AntiVirus Plus in a Windows Virtual Machine 94
Copy a Virtual Machine to External Media 95
Using Time Machine When You Have Fusion on Your Mac 95

9 Configuring Your Virtual Machines 97
Fusion General System Settings 97
Set a Virtual Machine to Start When Fusion Starts 98
Setting Virtual Processors and Memory 99
Enable Default Applications 101
Configuring Keyboard and Mouse Profiles 102
Enable a CD/DVD Drive on a Remote Virtual Machine 103
Enable a Floppy Drive on a Remote Virtual Machine 103
View the Status of a Server or Remote Virtual Machine 104
Configuring Display Resolution Settings 104
Enable Hot Keys for Virtual Machines 106
Configure Discrete Graphics Management 107
Set the Default Printer for a Virtual Machine 107
Add a Device 108
Select a Startup Device 129
Encrypting and Restricting a Virtual Machine 130
Virtual Machine Compatibility 133
Configuring Guest Isolation Options for a Virtual Machine 135
Managing Advanced Settings 136

10 Upgrading Fusion 141
Upgrade Fusion with Autoupdate 141
Upgrade Fusion From a Download 142
Upgrade Fusion to a Fully Licensed Version After the Evaluation Period 142
Upgrading VMware Tools 143
Uninstalling Fusion 143
Force Virtual Machine Processes to Quit 144
Using VMware Fusion
4 VMware, Inc.Index 145
Contents
VMware, Inc. 5Using VMware Fusion
6 VMware, Inc.Using VMware Fusion
Using VMware Fusion describes how to use VMware Fusion
®
to create, use, and manage virtual machines. It
also describes how to install, configure, upgrade, and uninstall Fusion.
Intended Audience
This information is intended for anyone who wants to install, upgrade, or use Fusion.
VMware, Inc. 7Using VMware Fusion
8 VMware, Inc.Updated Information 1
Using VMware Fusion is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.
This table provides the update history of Using VMware Fusion.
VMware, Inc. 9Revision Description
EN-001869-02 n Added “About VMware Fusion Pro,” on page 14.
n Added support for Windows Server 2012 to “Creating
a Microsoft Windows Virtual Machine,” on page 44.
n Corrected “Select a Keyboard and Mouse Profile,” on
page 34 by removing a procedure step no longer
supported.
n Updated Moving and Copying Files and Text Between
Virtual Machines and Your Mac to add information on
moving and copying files or text between a Mac OS
virtual machine and a Mac host.
n Corrected Copy and Paste Between Virtual Machines
and Your Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts to state that
the Enable Key Mappings preference is required to
copy and paste between virtual machines and the Mac.
Also added a statement that copying and pasting files
or folders between a Mac OS virtual machine and the
Mac is not supported.
n Updated “View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by
Using Windows Explorer,” on page 82 by adding
options for viewing shared folders.
n Added “View Shared Folders in a Mac OS Guest,” on
page 83.
n Updated “Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders
for a Virtual Machine,” on page 88 to add
information on the shortcut added when the Enable
Shared Folders checkbox is enabled.
n Changed the “Clean Up a Virtual Hard Disk” to “Clean
Up a Virtual Machine,” on page 115 to reflect the
supported functionality.
n Added “Using Virtual DiskManager,” on page 117.
n Updated “Show the Mac Power Supply Status in the
Virtual Machine,” on page 136 to state that showing
the Mac power supply status is not supported in Mac
OS virtual machines.
EN-001869-01 n Updated “Virtual Hardware Specifications,”
on page 18 to add a statement clarifying OpenGL3.3
support.
n Added “Resize the Virtual Machine Display to Fit,” on
page 30.
n Updated “Enable or Disable Mac Host Shortcuts on the
Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane,” on page 35 to
add a step for customizing how the virtual machine
maps the Mac Command key to the Windows
command key.
n Added “Set Fusion Display Resolution Preferences,”
on page 36 for global preference settings.
n Updated “Set Default Applications Preferences,” on
page 37 to add the VMRC option.
n Updated “Create a Virtual Machine by Using Windows
Easy Install and a Disc Image File,” on page 46 to add
saving the virtual machine to a shared folder.
n Updated “Create a Virtual Machine by Using Windows
Easy Install and a Disc Image File,” on page 46 to add
saving the virtual machine to a shared folder.
n Updated “Create a Virtual Machine by Using Linux
Easy Install and an Installation CD,” on page 48 to
add saving the virtual machine to a shared folder.
n Updated “Create a Virtual Machine by Using Linux
Easy Install and an Image File,” on page 49 to add
saving the virtual machine to a shared folder.
Using VMware Fusion
10 VMware, Inc.Revision Description
n Added “Creating a Shared Virtual Machine in Fusion,”
on page 50.
n Updated “Create a Virtual Machine for Any Supported
Operating System,” on page 52 to add saving the
virtual machine to a shared folder.
n Corrected “Upload a Virtual Machine to a Remote
Server,” on page 55 to remove the reference to
Workstation Pro. Fusion does not support uploading a
virtual machine to a server running Workstation Pro.
n Corrected “Upload a Virtual Machine to VMware
vCloud Air,” on page 55 to remove a note stating that
only Windows virtual machines can be uploaded to
VMware vCloud Air.
n Corrected “Download a Virtual Machine from a
Remote Server,” on page 56 to remove the reference
to Workstation Pro. Fusion does not support
downloading a virtual machine from a remote server
running Workstation Pro.
n Added “Export a Virtual Machine to OVF Format,” on
page 63.
n Updated “Clone a Virtual Machine,” on page 70 by
removing a statement that you cannot create full or
linked clones from single virtual machine access mode.
Single virtual machine access mode was deprecated in
a previous release.
n Added “Power on a Virtual Machine to Firmware in
Fusion Pro,” on page 76 for the option supported in
Fusion 8.1.
n Updated “Open a Windows Application While You
Are In Unity View,” on page 81 to remove references
to Linux applications. Beginning with Fusion 8.0, Unity
View on Linux is no longer supported.
n Updated “Guest Operating Systems That Support
Shared Folders,” on page 87 to remove deprecated
guest operating systems.
n Updated “Add a Shared Folder,” on page 89 to add
the Open in Guest option supported in Fusion 8.1.
n Updated “Delete a Snapshot,” on page 92 to add a
statement that you cannot delete an active snapshot.
n Added a statement to “Enable Default Applications,”
on page 101 that the Run Windows applications from
your Mac`s Applications folder option is not available
for shared virtual machines.
n Added “Configuring Display Resolution Settings,” on
page 104 for virtual machine settings.
n Updated “Enable Accelerated 3D Graphics,”
on page 104 to add the Battery life option and the
shared graphics memory option.
n Updated “Enable Retina Display Support,”
on page 105 to add the Automatically adjust user
interface size in the virtual machinecheck box and
make other corrections.
n Updated “Clean Up a Virtual Machine,” on page 115
to add information on how cleaning up a hard disk
cleans up unconsolidated snapshot files.
EN-001869-00 Initial release.
Chapter 1 Updated Information
VMware, Inc. 11Using VMware Fusion
12 VMware, Inc.Getting Started with Fusion 2
With Fusion, you can run personal computer (PC) applications and devices on your Intel-based Mac.
Designed for the Mac user, Fusion takes advantage of the security, flexibility, and portability of virtual
machines to run Windows and other x86 operating systems at the same time as Mac OS X.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “About VMware Fusion,” on page 13
n “About VMware Fusion Pro,” on page 14
n “System Requirements for Fusion,” on page 14
n “Install Fusion,” on page 14
n “Start Fusion,” on page 15
n “How-to Videos,” on page 15
n “Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources,” on page 15
About VMware Fusion
Take a quick look at what Fusion does and how it works.
What Fusion Does
Fusion enables you to run your Windows applications and PC-only devices on your Intel-based Mac. You
can run multiple operating systems and applications at the same time, along with your Mac applications.
The operating systems and applications are isolated in secure virtual machines.
How Fusion Works
Fusion maps the physical hardware resources to the virtual machine’s resources, so each virtual machine
has its own processor, memory, disks, I/O devices and so on. Each virtual machine is the full equivalent of a
standard x86 computer, although it is represented in a single file package on the Mac.
After you install Fusion and create a virtual machine, you can install and run complete, unmodified
operating systems, and associated application software in the virtual machine, just as on a physical PC.
Operating systems you can use include Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Fusion offers the benefits of having
a second PC without its added expense, physical setup, and maintenance.
The operating system of the computer on which you run Fusion is called the host. Mac OS X and Mac OS X
Server are the only hosts supported for Fusion. The virtualized operating system you run inside Fusion is
called the guest.
VMware, Inc. 13About VMware Fusion Pro
Fusion Pro provides advanced virtualization features for managing the virtual machines on your Mac.
Fusion Pro provides the following virtualization features:
n Clone a virtual machine
n Ability to power on a virtual machine to firmware
n Export a virtual machine to OVF format
n Restrict a virtual machine
n Set a keyboard shortcut for a virtual machine
n Create advanced custom networking configurations
n Connect to a remote server
n Connect to vCloud Air
System Requirements for Fusion
Verify that you have the following minimum system requirements for installing and using Fusion.
n Any Mac with a 64-bit Intel processor. Compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7, or later processors.
n Mac OS X 10.9.0 or later for the host OS. Mac OS X 10.10 or later is recommended.
n Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for virtual machines. Windows operating
systems are available separately from Microsoft and other retailers.
IMPORTANT Fusion does not provide any operating systems for installation on virtual machines that
you create with Fusion. You must provide the operating system installation media.
n 4 GB of memory, 8 GB recommended.
n 750 MB of free disk space for Fusion, and at least 5 GB of free disk space for each virtual machine.
NOTE You must have enough memory to run Mac OS X, plus the memory required for each guest
operating system and for applications on the Mac and in the virtual machines.
Install Fusion
You install Fusion in the same way you install other Mac OS X applications.
Installation of Fusion does not modify existing virtual machines.
Prerequisites
n Verify that you have the administrator password for your Mac.
n Download the Fusion installer file to your Mac. You can obtain the Fusion installer file from the
VMware website.
n Verify that you have the appropriate license key. For example, if you are using VMware Fusion Pro,
you must provide a Fusion Pro license key to activate the Fusion Pro features.
For information about installing Fusion Pro for Horizon FLEX, see the VMware Horizon FLEX Client User
Guide.
Using VMware Fusion
14 VMware, Inc.Procedure
1 Double-click the Fusion .dmg file to open it.
The contents of the disk image appear in the Fusion Finder window.
2 In the Finder window, drag the VMware Fusion icon to the Applications folder icon.
3 When prompted, type your administrator user name and password.
Fusion is installed in the Applications folder on your Mac.
Start Fusion
Start using Fusion.
Prerequisites
Verify that you have the administrator password for your Mac.
Procedure
1 In the Applications folder, double-click VMware Fusion.
The Virtual Machine Library window appears. From this window, you can start working with virtual
machines.
2 (Optional) To save Fusion in the Dock, right-click the icon, and select Options > Keep in Dock.
How-to Videos
Watch online videos about using Fusion.
If you are new to Fusion, watch some how-to videos to become familiar with Fusion features.
Procedure
n In Fusion, click Help > Video Tutorials to access a wide variety of topics that help you get started with
Fusion.
n You can also access these videos from the VMware Fusion Learning Center at
http://www.vmwarefusionlearningcenter.com.
What to do next
On the VMware Fusion Product Support Web page you can find support and troubleshooting information
for running Windows and Linux on the Mac, such as Windows activation issues, sharing data, working with
virtual disks, and many other topics. See the VMware Fusion Product Support Center at
http://www.vmwarefusionlearningcenter.com.
Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources
Go to the VMware Fusion home page and support page for product news, FAQs, more resources, and the
online community.
To learn about available VMware support offerings, registering a product, or creating a technical support
request, see the VMware support portal at http://www.vmware.com/go/fusionsupport
You can also find information about using Fusion at the following self-help sources:
n The VMware Fusion Learning Center has video tutorials, FAQs, community forums, and more to help
you get up and running with Fusion.
Chapter 2 Getting Started with Fusion
VMware, Inc. 15n Self-paced video tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions through the VMware support
portal at http://www.vmware.com/go/fusionsupport. Use the Advanced Help tab to view the list of
tutorials.
n VMware recommends joining the VMware Fusion Community at
http://www.vmware.com/go/fusionforums. (In English.) The VMware Fusion Community is where
Fusion users can exchange information, questions, and comments to get the most out of Fusion.
n The VMware Knowledge Base provides troubleshooting information, solutions to error messages, and
some best practice information for most VMware products. To find information on a specific problem
you encounter in Fusion, select VMware Fusion in the product list and search for your problem by key
word at http://kb.vmware.com.
n For answers to frequently asked questions about Fusion, go to
http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/faqs.html.
Using VMware Fusion
16 VMware, Inc.Understanding Fusion 3
Fusion harnesses virtualization to give you a powerful tool to run PC applications and devices on your Mac.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do,” on page 17
n “Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion Interface,” on page 21
Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do
With Fusion, you can run virtual machines inside your Mac, which gives you access to a wide range of
Windows and other x86 operating systems and applications.
What Is a Virtual Machine?
A virtual machine is a software computer that, like a physical computer, runs an operating system and
applications.
A virtual machine typically contains a display, a hard disk or disks, one or more processors, memory, a
CD/DVD drive, a network adapter, and a USB controller. All of these components are virtualized. That is,
these elements of a virtual machine are all created by software and stored in files on your Mac.
The virtual machine runs in a window on your Intel-based Mac. You install an operating system and
applications in the virtual machine and operate it as you would a physical computer. An operating system
cannot distinguish between a virtual machine and a physical machine, nor can applications or other
computers on a network. What you can do with a physical machine (install software, save files, add
additional drives, and so on) you can do with a virtual machine.
Virtual machines are fully supported by Fusion with the underlying physical hardware. For example, you
can configure a virtual machine with virtual components that are completely different from the physical
components that are present on the underlying hardware. Virtual machines on the same physical host can
run different kinds of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and others).
Fusion Capabilities
With Fusion, you can create, open, and run VMware virtual machines, and use PC-specific hardware with a
Mac.
With Fusion, you can perform the following tasks:
n Run x86 operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Server, and others, on Mac OS X
without rebooting.
n Run Windows and Linux applications on your Intel-based Mac.
n Run most Windows 3D applications that require DirectX 9 or DirectX 10 on your Mac.
VMware, Inc. 17n Import virtual machines created with Parallels Desktop, Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac, or virtual
machines that use the OVF (Open Virtualization Format) standard.
n Migrate your physical Windows PC to a Fusion virtual machine with the integrated Migration
Assistant.
n Access USB devices, such as video cameras and high-speed disks, from a virtual machine.
n Drag files between your Intel-based Mac OS X host machine and virtual machines running other x86
operating systems.
n Fusion works with VMware virtual machines created with different VMware products. For more
information, see “Virtual Machine Compatibility,” on page 133
Supported Guest Operating Systems
Fusion supports more than 100 guest operating systems, including most versions of Windows, Mac OS X,
Mac OS X Server and Linux.
For guest operating system support, visit http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
You can also go to the VMware Web site and click the Support tab. Under Support Resources, click the
Compatibility Guides link.
Virtual Hardware Specifications
Each virtual machine has a standard virtual hardware configuration for chip set, BIOS, ports, and so on. The
amount of memory and number of processors depends on your Mac.
Processor
n One virtual processor on a host system with one or more logical processors
n Up to eight virtual processors (eight-way virtual symmetric multiprocessing, or Virtual SMP™ ) on a
host system with at least four logical processors
n The following configurations have two logical processors:
n A multiprocessor Mac with two or more physical CPUs
n A single-processor Mac with a multicore CPU
Chip Set
n Intel 440BX-based motherboard
n NS338 SIO
n 82093AA IOAPIC
BIOS
n PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6 with VESA BIOS
Memory
n Up to 64 GB, depending on the available memory on your Mac, virtual machine hardware version, and
guest operating system support
Using VMware Fusion
18 VMware, Inc.n Total memory available for all virtual machines is limited only by the amount of memory on the Mac
NOTE If you assign too much memory to your virtual machines and have them all running at the same
time, your Mac might slow down because of heavy disk swapping. As a best practice, make sure the
total memory that Fusion and all running virtual machines uses stays below 70 percent of your total
Mac memory.
Graphics
n VGA
n SVGA
n 128MB 3D accelerated video with DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 for Windows XP
as the guest OS
n 256MB 3D accelerated video with DirectX 9.0EX with Aero and OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and
later as the guest OS
n 3D accelerated video with DirectX 10 with OpenGL 3.3 for Windows Vista and later as the guest OS.
DirectX 10 requires OSX 10.10 or later on the host and hardware version 12 and later. DirectX 10 also
requires a GPU version of Intel HD4000 or later, Nvidia GeForce 650M or later, or AMD Radeon HD
5750 or later. The VMware guest operating system OpenGL driver for Windows and Linux supports the
OpenGL 3.3 core profile only. The OpenGL3.3 compatibility profile is not supported.
n To use the GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc and GL_S3_s3tc Open Graphics Library (OpenGL)
extensions in a Windows XP or Windows 7 or later guest operating system, you must install Microsoft
DirectX End-User Runtime in the guest operating system. OpenGL is an application program interface
that is used to define 2D and 3D computer graphics. You can download Microsoft DirectX End-User
Runtime from the Microsoft Download Center Web site.
IDE Devices
n Up to four devices. Any of these devices can be a virtual hard disk or CD/DVD drive
n IDE virtual disks up to 8 TB
n CD/DVD drive can be a physical device on the host or client system, or an ISO image file or a DMG
image file
SATA Devices
n Up to 120 SATA devices: 4 controllers and 30 devices per controller
n SATA virtual disks up to 8 TB
SCSI Devices
n Up to 60 devices. Any of these devices can be a virtual hard disk or CD/DVD drive
n SCSI virtual disks up to 8 TB
n LSI Logic LSI53C10xx Ultra320 SCSI I/O controller. For Windows XP guest systems, this requires an
add-on driver from the LSI Logic Web site. On the Web site, select Support & Downloads, click the link
for downloading drivers, and select the controller in the drop-down menu to find the driver to
download.
n Mylex (BusLogic) BT-958 compatible host bus adapter. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
guest systems, this requires an add-on driver from the VMware Web site. See
http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/drivers_tools.html.
Chapter 3 Understanding Fusion
VMware, Inc. 19Printers
n Driver-free printing. Automatic replication of host printers in guest virtual machines, including PCL
and PostScript printers
n Local and network-attached printers
Floppy Drives
n Up to two 1.44MB floppy devices
n Virtual floppy devices use floppy image files only
Serial (COM) Ports
n Up to four serial (COM) ports
n Virtual serial ports support only output to a file
n One serial port can be used for driver-free printing
Parallel (LPT) Ports
n Up to three bidirectional parallel (LPT) ports
n Virtual parallel ports support only output to a file
USB Ports
n Supports high-speed USB 2.0 and super-speed USB 3.0
n Supports most devices, including USB printers, scanners, PDAs, hard disk drives, memory card readers
and digital cameras, as well as streaming devices such as webcams, speakers, and microphones
Keyboard
n 104-key Windows 95/98 enhanced
Mouse and Drawing Tablets
n PS/2 mouse
n USB mouse
n USB drawing tablets
Ethernet Card
n Up to 10 virtual Ethernet cards are supported.
Virtual Networking
n Three virtual hubs are configured by default for bridged, host-only, and NAT networking.
n Support for most Ethernet-based protocols, including TCP/IP v4, Microsoft Networking, Samba, Novell
NetWare, and Network File System.
n Built-in NAT supports client software using TCP/IP v4, FTP, DNS, HTTP, WINS, and Telnet, including
VPN support for PPTP over NAT.
n Create additional virtual networks to create isolated logical networks. This feature is available only
with Fusion Pro.
Using VMware Fusion
20 VMware, Inc.n Support for IPv6 for NAT only applies to additional virtual networks, and is available only with Fusion
Pro.
Sound
n Sound output and input using the Mac default input and output settings.
n Emulates Creative Labs Sound Blaster ES1371 AudioPCI sound card. MIDI input, game controllers and
joysticks are not supported.
n HDAudio
Solid-State Drives
If your host machine has a physical solid-state drive (SSD), the host informs guest operating systems they
are running on an SSD.
This allows the guest operating systems to optimize behavior. How the virtual machines recognize SSD and
use this information depends on the guest operating system and the disk type of the virtual disk (SCSI,
SATA, or IDE).
n On Windows 8, Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines, all drive types
can report their virtual disks as SSD drives.
n On Windows 7 virtual machines, only IDE and SATA virtual disks can report their virtual disks as SSD.
SCSI virtual disks only report as SSD when used as a system drive in a virtual machine, or as a
mechanical drive when used as a data drive inside a virtual machine.
n On Mac virtual machines, only SATA virtual disks are reported as SSD. IDE and SCSI virtual disks are
reported as mechanical drives.
Use the virtual machine operating system to verify your virtual machine is using SSD as its virtual disk.
Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion Interface
With Fusion interface elements, you can access your virtual machines and manage Fusion.
VMware Fusion Toolbar
You can use icons on the toolbar to initiate actions or change settings.
You can use the VMware Fusion toolbar to change the state of the virtual machine (for example, power on,
suspend, reboot), access its snapshots, or view and change settings for the virtual machine.
You can see the VMware Fusion toolbar in the virtual machine window in Single Window view and in the
Virtual Machine Library based on your selection to show or hide the toolbar in the View menu. See “Show
or Hide the Fusion Toolbar,” on page 40.
Perform Actions on Your Virtual Machines From the Virtual Machine Library
Window
The Virtual Machine Library window shows the virtual machines you created or powered on in Fusion.
Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library to access the Virtual Machine Library window.
Chapter 3 Understanding Fusion
VMware, Inc. 212 Use one of the controls in the window to perform an action with an existing virtual machine, or to
create a virtual machine.
Option Action
Start a virtual machine Click the play button on the thumbnail image of the virtual machine.
Suspend a virtual machine Select the thumbnail image of the virtual machine and click the suspend
button in the toolbar.
Add notes about a virtual machine Select the virtual machine and click Virtual Machine > Get Info. Type
notes in the Notes field of the General settings for the virtual machine.
Rename a virtual machine Double-click on the name of virtual machine and type a new name.
Determine the location of a virtual
machine`s files
a Control-click the virtual machine.
b Select Show in Finder.
Change the settings for a virtual
machine
Click Settings to open the Settings window for that virtual machine. Some
settings can be changed only if the virtual machine is powered off.
Add a virtual machine to the Virtual
Machine Library window
Drag the virtual machine package icon or the virtual machine`s .vmx file to
the window.
Remove a virtual machine from the
Virtual Machine Library window
Shut down or power off the virtual machine. Select the virtual machine
and click Delete.
Removing a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window is
not the same as deleting the virtual machine from your hard disk.
Create a new virtual machine,
import a virtual machine, or migrate
a physical computer
Use the File menu to create a new virtual machine, import a virtual
machine, or migrate a PC.

Using the Home Pane to Create a Virtual Machine or Obtain One from Another
Source
You can create a virtual machine, or migrate a physical PC.
Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine
You can use the contents of your Boot Camp partition at the same time that you are running your Mac
operating system. To do so, you use Fusion to power on the Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine.
Boot Camp is Apple software that enables an Intel-based Mac to run Windows operating systems. Boot
Camp requires you to choose between Mac or Windows at boot time. Boot Camp creates separate Mac and
Windows partitions on your hard disk to create a dual-boot environment. When you use your Windows
Boot Camp partition as a Fusion virtual machine, you can perform the following tasks:
n Use your Boot Camp virtual machine and your Mac without rebooting and switching between them.
n Share files between your Boot Camp virtual machine and your Mac, through shared folders, dragging
files, or cutting and pasting text.
NOTE Windows reactivation complications can occur if you do not install VMware Tools. In such a case, if
you reactivate Windows in your Boot Camp virtual machine, and subsequently boot your Boot Camp
partition natively, you will be prompted to reactivate Windows. Reactivating Windows in your native Boot
Camp partition will result in your Boot Camp virtual machine requiring reactivation the next time you
power it on, and so forth. Installing VMware Tools solves this problem.
Prerequisites
You must have a Boot Camp partition in place before you start this procedure.
You must have administrator privileges to use the Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine.
Using VMware Fusion
22 VMware, Inc.Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
2 In the Virtual Machine Library window, click the Boot Camp thumbnail in the list of virtual machines,
which identifies the partition that Fusion detected.
3 (Optional) Type your Mac password to access the Boot Camp partition.
Fusion creates a virtual machine that uses your Boot Camp partition and starts Windows.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions and restart your virtual machine when prompted.
After Windows boots from your Boot Camp virtual machine, Fusion starts the installation of VMware
Tools. VMware Tools enables full virtual machine functionality and optimizes performance for your
Boot Camp partition when you use the partition as a virtual machine.
5 When the VMware Tools installation is complete, reboot your computer.
What to do next
The first time you power on your Boot Camp virtual machine after you install VMware Tools, you must
reactivate Windows.
Using the Fusion Applications Menu
You can access virtual machine applications, guest operating system functions, and Fusion functions from
the applications menu icon that appears in the Apple menu bar.
With the Fusion applications menu, you can think about your virtual computing environment in terms of
applications rather than virtual machines. The applications menu is a single source for finding every
application on every virtual machine on your Mac.
The applications menu is useful when you use Unity view as your working environment. You can access the
contents of the Windows start menu without having the taskbar visible and can access the Virtual Machine
and View menu without having Fusion be the active application.
n Set Up the Applications Menu on page 23
You can set up the Fusion applications menu for quick access to applications in your virtual machines
from your Mac.
n Find a Guest Application by Using the Applications Menu on page 24
You can find and open any virtual machine application from the applications menu that is always
present in the Apple menu bar on the Mac.
Set Up the Applications Menu
You can set up the Fusion applications menu for quick access to applications in your virtual machines from
your Mac.
You can also use the applications menu to access Fusion functions, such as the power commands and the
views, and, in the case of Windows, some functions, like the run command.
Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
2 Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
3 Under System Settings in the Settings window, click Applications Menu.
Chapter 3 Understanding Fusion
VMware, Inc. 234 Select an option from the Show applications menu in menu bar drop-down menu.
Option Description
Always Applications menu appears, even if Fusion is not running.
Never Applications menu never appears, even if Fusion is running.
Only when Fusion is running Applications menu appears only when Fusion is running.

5 (Optional) Add items to the applications menu.
a Click the add (+) button to see the applications and other items available in the virtual machine.
b Click, shift-click, or -click the items to appear in the applications menu and click Add.
6 (Optional) Remove items from the applications menu.
a Select the item in the list to remove.
b Click the remove (-) button.
7 (Optional) Click Applications menu keyboard shortcut and select a shortcut from the drop-down
menu to enable a shortcut.
Find a Guest Application by Using the Applications Menu
You can find and open any virtual machine application from the applications menu that is always present in
the Apple menu bar on the Mac.
Procedure
1
Click the applications menu status item ( ) in the Apple menu bar.
The applications menu appears, displaying the most recently accessed virtual machine in the blue title
bar.
2 Click the pop-up menu in the title bar and select the virtual machine that contains the application you
want.
The list displays recently used applications. Depending on the operating system, it also displays
applications listed in a start menu or applications menu for that virtual machine.
3 In the list, find the application to open.
4 (Optional) If the application name does not appear in the list, you can show more applications.
n Click All Programs.
n Type the name of the application in the search field.
5 Click the icon to open the application.
Using Different Views in the Fusion Interface
You can view the Fusion interface in Single Window view, Full Screen view, and Unity view. These views
enable you to work with your applications and virtual machines in different ways.
Use Single Window View to Have Your Virtual Machine Appear in a Single Window
on the Mac Desktop
In Single Window view, the virtual machine appears in a single window that you can resize and move with
the mouse.
In Single Window view, you can see and use the VMware Fusion toolbar.
Using VMware Fusion
24 VMware, Inc.n Switch to Single Window View on page 25
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, switch to Single Window
view.
n Return to Another View from Single Window View on page 25
To have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your display or set of displays, or to see a guest
application in a window on the Mac desktop, exit Single Window view.
Switch to Single Window View
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, switch to Single Window view.
In Single Window view, the virtual machine appears in a single window that you can resize and move with
the mouse.
Procedure
u Switch to Single Window view.
n In Full Screen view with the Full Screen title bar, select View > Single Window.
n
In Full Screen view without the Full Screen Minibar, use the keyboard shortcut +Control+F to
switch to Single Window view.
n
In Unity view, use the keyboard shortcut +Shift+U to switch to Single Window view.
Return to Another View from Single Window View
To have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your display or set of displays, or to see a guest application
in a window on the Mac desktop, exit Single Window view.
Procedure
n To have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your entire display or set of displays, from the
VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Full Screen.
n To display guest application windows directly on your Mac desktop without seeing the virtual
machine`s desktop, select View > Unity.
Use Unity View to Display Guest Applications Directly on a Mac Desktop
To work with your virtual machine applications from the Mac desktop without the Fusion interface, use
Unity view.
In Unity view, your virtual machine`s window is hidden, and your open virtual machine applications
appear in the Mac dock. You can use the virtual machine applications just as you use your native Mac
applications.
n About Unity View on page 26
Unity view is supported in several Windows operating systems, and enables you to use many Mac
functions with your guest applications.
n Switch to Unity View on page 26
You can switch to Unity view from an application open in another view.
n Use the Waiting for Unity Window to Interact with the Guest Operating System on page 27
Some operating system activities that require a response do not appear in Unity view. Fusion displays
the Waiting for Unity window to enable you to respond.
n View the Windows Taskbar and System Tray in Unity View on page 27
You can have the Windows taskbar or system tray visible while in Unity view.
Chapter 3 Understanding Fusion
VMware, Inc. 25n Connect a USB Device in Unity View on page 27
You must manually connect USB devices when your virtual machine is running in Unity view.
n Switch to Another View From Unity View on page 28
To see the desktop of the virtual machine, you can switch from Unity view to Single Window view or
Full Screen view.
About Unity View
Unity view is supported in several Windows operating systems, and enables you to use many Mac functions
with your guest applications.
Unity view is fully supported in virtual machines running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7,
Windows 8, and Windows 10. Unity view is experimentally supported in virtual machines running
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2008, and 2012.
You can use the + C, + X, and + V Mac keyboard shortcuts to copy, cut, and paste text between
your Mac applications and virtual machine applications displayed in Unity view. You can also use the
Mission Control feature with virtual machine applications in Unity view, and you can use + Tab to
switch between applications.
You can keep your virtual machine applications in the dock after you power off your virtual machine and
quit Fusion. To use a virtual machine application, click the application in the dock to launch Fusion and
open the application. You can also set virtual machine applications to open when you start up your Mac and
log in.
You can access, in Unity view, all your available virtual machine applications by using the always-on
Applications menu. See “Using the Fusion Applications Menu,” on page 23.
Switch to Unity View
You can switch to Unity view from an application open in another view.
Prerequisites
Unity view works only if VMware Tools is installed in the virtual machine.
Procedure
1 In your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 virtual machine, open
the applications to use in Unity view.
2 Switch to Unity View using one of the following methods:
a From the View menu, select Unity.
b
Use the keyboard shortcut +Shift+U
c From the Application menu, click Unity.
d Click the Fusion icon in the tool bar.
The virtual machine window is hidden. The open applications are displayed in windows on the Mac
desktop and as icon tiles in the Mac dock.
What to do next
To exit Unity view, bring the Fusion application back up and select View and either Single Window or Full
Screen.
Using VMware Fusion
26 VMware, Inc.Use the Waiting for Unity Window to Interact with the Guest Operating System
Some operating system activities that require a response do not appear in Unity view. Fusion displays the
Waiting for Unity window to enable you to respond.
Procedure
n In the Waiting for Unity window, follow prompts to respond to the dialogs.
When you are finished responding, the virtual machine returns to Unity view.
n Respond to the virtual machine`s operating system by exiting Unity view.
a Click Exit Unity.
b Perform any activities that the guest operating system requires.
c To return to Unity view, select View > Unity.
View the Windows Taskbar and System Tray in Unity View
You can have the Windows taskbar or system tray visible while in Unity view.
Procedure
n Show the taskbar by selecting View > Show Taskbar in Unity.
The Hide System Tray option is dimmed.
n Hide the taskbar by selecting View > Hide in Unity.
n Show the system tray by selecting View > Show System Tray in Unity.
n Hide the system tray by selecting View > Hide System Tray in Unity
When they are set to show, these elements also remain visible when you switch to work in non-Windows
applications.
Connect a USB Device in Unity View
You must manually connect USB devices when your virtual machine is running in Unity view.
NOTE Fusion does not support USB adapters for connecting displays to your virtual machines.
Procedure
1 Plug the USB device into your Mac.
The selection dialog appears.
2 Select the system to which you want to connect the device.
The action you take depends on how many virtual machines are open.
Option Description
If you have one virtual machine
powered on
Select Connect to Mac or Connect to OS of your open virtual machine.
If you have two or more virtual
machines powered on
In the pop-up menu, select Connect to your Mac or Connect to virtual
machine name for the selected virtual machine. Click OK.

Chapter 3 Understanding Fusion
VMware, Inc. 27Switch to Another View From Unity View
To see the desktop of the virtual machine, you can switch from Unity view to Single Window view or Full
Screen view.
Prerequisites
Fusion must be the active application, so that the Fusion menu appears at the top of the display.
Procedure
u Exit Unity view.
Option Action
Have your virtual machine appear in
a single window on the Mac
desktop.
From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Single Window.
Have the desktop of your virtual
machine fill your entire display or
set of displays.
From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Full Screen.

The open applications appear in the Fusion virtual machine window.
Use Full Screen View To Make Your Virtual Machine Desktop Fill Your Display
In Full Screen view, Fusion fills your entire display or set of displays with the desktop of your virtual
machine.
In this view you do not see the Mac dock. You can show or hide the VMware Fusion menu bar. This view
looks as if you are using a machine dedicated to running your guest operating system. You have access to
the toolbar by moving the cursor to the top of the display to reveal the toolbar. Optionally, a subset of
Fusion functions are available via the compact Full Screen Minibar.
n Switch Fusion to Full Screen View on page 28
You can switch to Full Screen view from another view.
n Hide the VMware Fusion Menu Bar in Full Screen View on page 29
When you are in Full Screen view, the VMware Fusion menu bar hides until you hover the cursor at
the top of the Full Screen display. You can set the VMware Fusion menu bar to hide all the time.
n Set the Full Screen Minibar on page 29
When you are in Full Screen view, you can use the Full Screen Minibar to access some virtual machine
controls such as state change and some Virtual Machine menu options.
n Return to Another View from Full Screen View on page 30
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, or to see a guest application
in a window on the Mac desktop, switch to Unity view or Single Window view.
Switch Fusion to Full Screen View
You can switch to Full Screen view from another view.
Procedure
u Switch to Full Screen view.
n Click the Enter Full Screen button in the toolbar at the top of the virtual machine window.
n From the View menu, select Full Screen.
n
Use the +Control+F keyboard shortcut to switch to Full Screen view.
Using VMware Fusion
28 VMware, Inc.The Fusion virtual machine window expands to fill the full screen (or screens if you have multiple displays
and have Fusion configured to use them all). When possible, a new space is created for easy navigation
using Mission Control.
Hide the VMware Fusion Menu Bar in Full Screen View
When you are in Full Screen view, the VMware Fusion menu bar hides until you hover the cursor at the top
of the Full Screen display. You can set the VMware Fusion menu bar to hide all the time.
The Full Screen menu bar behavior applies to running virtual machines.
Procedure
u Set the Hide Menu Bar in Full Screen option.
n Select View > Hide Menu Bar in Full Screen.
n
Use the + Shift +M keyboard shortcut to hide or show the VMware Fusion menu bar in Full
Screen view.
Set the Full Screen Minibar
When you are in Full Screen view, you can use the Full Screen Minibar to access some virtual machine
controls such as state change and some Virtual Machine menu options.
In Full Screen view, the virtual machine window expands to fill the full screen, or screens if you are using
multiple displays. In this view you do not see the Mac dock. However, you can access some Virtual
Machine menu options by using the Full Screen Minibar. The Full Screen Minibar contains the Fusion
suspend and run button for the virtual machine, some virtual machine options, and the return to Single
Window view button.
Procedure
1 Select View > Full Screen.
The virtual machine view changes to Full Screen view and the Full Screen Minibar appears on the right
side of the screen by default.
2 Select the button in the Minibar with the gear icon and set the Full Screen Minibar behavior from the
Full Screen Minibar menu.
Option Description
Always Show The Full Screen Minibar is always visible.
Automatically Hide and Show For running virtual machines, the Full Screen Minibar is visible if you
move the pointer over its position at the edge of the display. For virtual
machines that are not running, the Full Screen Minibar always appears.
Always Hide
The Full Screen Minibar never appears. Use the +Control+F keyboard
shortcut to exit Full Screen view.
Position on Screen Set where the Full Screen Minibar appears: Top, Left, Bottom, or Right
edge. You can also drag and drop the Full Screen Minibar to different
positions in a single display or you can drag it to another display if you
have more than one display.

NOTE The Full Screen Minibar can be moved to a different side of the display by dragging.
Chapter 3 Understanding Fusion
VMware, Inc. 29Return to Another View from Full Screen View
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, or to see a guest application in a
window on the Mac desktop, switch to Unity view or Single Window view.
To have your virtual machine appear in a single window on the Mac desktop, exit to Single Window view.
To display guest application windows directly on your Mac desktop without seeing the virtual machine`s
desktop, exit to Unity view.
Procedure
n To exit Full Screen to Single Window view, in the Full Screen title bar, select View > Single Window, or
use the keyboard shortcut +Control+F.
n To exit Full Screen to Unity view, in the Full Screen title bar, select View > Unity, or use the keyboard
shortcut +Shift+U.
Resize the Virtual Machine Display to Fit
You can force the virtual machine display to fit the current screen or window size.
This option is disabled when the virtual machine is in Unity View or when the virtual machine display
cannot be resized.
Procedure
u Select View > Resize Virtual Machine to Fit
The virtual machine display is resized to fit the current screen or window.
Using Multiple Displays
Fusion supports multiple displays. Fusion detects up to ten displays and can automatically adjust when
displays are plugged in or unplugged, and change in resolution and orientation.
Use Multiple Displays in Unity View
Fusion detects multiple displays by default. You can drag a window in Unity view to any available display
without having to change settings.
For multiple displays and virtual machines in Unity view, do not use the display settings within the guest
operating system. Fusion does not support any changes made there.
Use All Displays in Full Screen View
You can set Fusion Full Screen view to use all of the displays attached to your Mac.
Procedure
1 Select View > Use All Displays in Full Screen if Use Single Display in Full Screen Mode is enabled.
Use All Displays in Full Screen is not supported for Mac OS X guests.
2 Select View > Full Screen if you are in another view.
Move Full Screen View to One of Multiple Displays
When you have multiple displays, you can specify one of them to use Full Screen view for a Fusion virtual
machine.
You can have a virtual machine to run in Full Screen view on a single display out of many, rather than use
all of the displays. You can have different virtual machines in Full Screen view on different monitors.
Using VMware Fusion
30 VMware, Inc.Procedure
1 In the menu bar, select View > Single Window if you are in another view.
2 Drag the Fusion virtual machine window to the display you want to use for Full Screen view.
3 (Optional) In the menu bar, select View > Use Single Display in Full Screen if Fusion is set to use all
displays in Full Screen view.
4 In the menu bar, select View > Full Screen.
The Fusion virtual machine window fills the specified display.
Resize the Virtual Machine Display to Fit
You can force the virtual machine display to fit the current screen or window size.
This option is disabled when the virtual machine is in Unity View or when the virtual machine display
cannot be resized.
Procedure
u Select View > Resize Virtual Machine to Fit
The virtual machine display is resized to fit the current screen or window.
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VMware, Inc. 31Using VMware Fusion
32 VMware, Inc.Configuring Fusion 4
You can configure Fusion so that it looks and works in ways that fit your needs.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “Setting Fusion Preferences,” on page 33
n “Customizing the Fusion Display,” on page 40
n “Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock,” on page 41
n “Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log In To Your Mac,” on page 41
n “Contents of the Virtual Machine Package,” on page 41
n “Work with Virtual Machine Packages,” on page 42
Setting Fusion Preferences
You can set preferences that control the behavior of Fusion.
Set General Preferences
You can set how your mouse works, how your virtual machines behave when you quit Fusion, and other
general operations.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences.
2 Click General.
3 In the When closing a virtual machine section, select how Fusion behaves when you close a virtual
machine.
Option Description
Suspend the virtual machine The virtual machine is suspended when you close the virtual machine
window.
If you close a virtual machine window with this preference selected, when
you next open the virtual machine, it restarts with applications running
and files open much as they would be after you suspended and resumed a
laptop computer.
Power off the virtual machine The virtual machine is powered off when you close the virtual machine
window.
Confirm before closing Fusion opens a dialog box that asks for confirmation before closing the
virtual machine window. To run virtual machines in the background, you
must select this option.

VMware, Inc. 334 In the Gaming section, select a setting that fits how you expect to use your mouse.
Option Description
Auto-detect Mouse for Games Fusion detects when it needs to lock a mouse to a virtual machine window
for correct operation during gaming. If no game is detected, the mouse
works in the normal fashion. This is the default setting.
Never Optimize Mouse for Games In some cases, the autodetect function can detect nongame applications as
games. Use this option to turn autodetect off so that the mouse can work in
the normal fashion for these applications.
Always Optimize Mouse for Games In some cases, the autodetect function fails to recognize a game. Use this
option to have correct mouse operation for gaming in this instance.

5 (Optional) In the Updates section, select the Automatically check for updates check box to have Fusion
check for software updates when it starts.
A message alerts you when a new version of Fusion is available to download and install. If you do not
select the Automatically check for updates check box, you can check for updates manually at any time
by selecting VMware Fusion > Check for Updates.
6 In the Feedback section, set how to handle data collection by VMware.
If you select the check box, certain anonymous data is sent to VMware when you update the software.
Knowing how Fusion customers use the current version can help VMware make decisions about future
versions of the product. You can click Learn More to see the privacy policy and the kind of data to be
collected. Deselect the check box if you do not want to participate in the program.
Select a Keyboard and Mouse Profile
Fusion provides standard keyboard and mouse profiles for each language it supports.
You can assign each virtual machine its own profile.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Select a profile from the Keyboard & Mouse Profile drop-down menu.
3 Select Edit Profiles.
4 (Optional) Add or remove a profile using the add (+) button and the delete (-) button.
5 Click Done.
Set Key Mappings on the Keyboard and Mouse Preferences Pane
You can map certain key combinations on your Mac keyboard to keys on your virtual machine.
The following mappings are supported:
n Key to Key
n Set of Modifiers to Modifier
n Set of Modifiers + Key to Key
You cannot stack key mappings. You cannot create one key mapping and include that key mapping as part
of another key mapping.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Click Key Mappings to go to the Key Mappings pane.
Using VMware Fusion
34 VMware, Inc.3 Select the Enable Key Mappings check box.
4 (Optional) Select the Enable Language Specific Key Mappings check box if you want to incorporate
key mappings related to the keyboard layout for the language you selected in the Input Menu (as
shown by the flag icon in the menu bar).
When you change the Input Menu to a supported keyboard layout, additional key mappings are
appended to the key mapping list. Fusion supports U.K. English, Belgian, Danish, French, Swiss French,
and German. This feature is not available for Mac OS X Server virtual machines.
5 Change the key mapping settings.
Option Description
Turn a key mapping on or off Click the check box to the left of the Mac Shortcut.
Edit a key mapping Double-click the Mac Shortcut or Virtual Machine Shortcut to change and
make that change in the Edit Key Mapping dialog.
Add a key mapping Click the add (+) button and define the new key mapping in the Edit Key
Mapping dialog.
Delete a key mapping Select the key mapping and click the remove (-) button.
Restore the default settings Click Restore Defaults.

Set Mouse Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
In Fusion, you can use shortcuts to operate a single-button mouse as a two-button or three-button mouse.
The defaults are Control + primary button to mimic the secondary mouse button (right-click) and +
primary button to mimic a third button.
You can change the shortcut.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Click Mouse Shortcuts to go to the Mouse Shortcuts pane.
3 Double-click the mouse shortcut and hold down the keys for the new shortcut.
To restore the defaults, click Restore Defaults.
Enable or Disable Mac Host Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference
Pane
By default in Fusion, global keyboard shortcuts that the Mac operating system or third-party applications
have registered are sent to the Mac operating system instead of your virtual machine.
Examples of global Mac keyboard shortcuts include Command-Tab (switch applications) and F9, F10, and
F11 (Exposé commands). You set these shortcuts and commands in the Mac OS X System Preferences.
You can use the Mac Host Shortcuts pane to disable all these shortcuts while you use Fusion. This action
applies only to Single Window view and Full Screen view. In Unity view, all Mac OS shortcuts are always
enabled.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Click Mac Host Shortcuts to go to the Mac Host Shortcuts pane.
3 To enable or disable all shortcuts, select or deselect the Enable Mac OS Host Keyboard Shortcuts check
box.
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To customize how the virtual machine maps the Mac Command key ( ) to the Windows command
key, select the option from the drop-down menu.
Option Description
Either Command Key Use either Mac Command key to map to the Windows command key.
Left Command Key Use the left Mac Command key to map to the Windows command key.
Right Command Key Use the right Mac Command key to map to the Windows command key.

The Mac OS commands are not editable here. You must make any changes to them in the Mac OS System
Preferences.
Enable Fusion Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
Fusion has several keyboard shortcuts for Fusion commands when you are in Single Window view or Full
Screen view. You can enable or disable these shortcuts in Fusion Preferences.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Click Fusion Shortcuts to go to the Fusion shortcuts pane.
3 Select or deselect an item in the list.
Set Fusion Display Resolution Preferences
You can set preferences for how Fusion virtual machines appear in both single window mode and full
screen mode.
These preferences apply by default to all of your virtual machines. You can change these settings for specific
virtual machines. For more information, see “Configuring Display Resolution Settings,” on page 104.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences.
2 Select Display.
3 Select the Single Window resolution setting.
This setting specifies how all virtual machines appear in single window mode.
Option Description
Stretch the virtual machine in the
window
When the virtual machine window is resized, the virtual machine display
is stretched to fill the window with the resolution unchanged.
Resize the virtual machine and the
window
The virtual machine display is resized to fit the single window.

Using VMware Fusion
36 VMware, Inc.4 Select the Full Screen resolution setting.
This setting specifies how all virtual machines appear in full screen mode.
Option Description
Center the vi

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