Thursday, June 16, 2011

Keyboard shortcuts for VMware

I am listing some keyboard shortcuts for VMWare. These have been prepared by learning, help docs and the internet. Please comment if I miss something important, or if any thing is not working with the version you are using.


F11 switch to full-screen mode and also back to normal mode
Ctrl-Alt-Insert Like a Ctrl-Alt-Delete to the VMware OS running
Ctrl-Alt used for mouse release and exit full screen mode
Ctrl-Alt-Enter VM into full-screen.
Also acts like Tab in windows to choose between VMs
Ctrl-Alt-Tab switch between multiple VM.


Ctrl+N create a new VM for you
Ctrl+O open a new VM for you
Ctrl+P edit VMware settings and Preferences
Ctrl+B power on some VM
Ctrl+E power off
Ctrl+R reset power
Ctrl+Z suspend some VM



Oh cumon! I am not giving all keyboard shortcuts. The UI is rich enough. But actually these are often required especially when your mouse starts non-responsive. Afterall, VMware and OS are also softwares. And they can be buggy sometimes ;) Hope you find this cool/

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