VMware Workstation 5.0 keyboard shortcuts

VMware Workstation 5.0

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
20 months ago
- Shortcuts
Ctrl + B

Power on.

Ctrl + E

Power off.

Ctrl + R

Reset the power.

Ctrl + Z


Ctrl + N

Create a new virtual machine.

Ctrl + O

Open a virtual machine.

Ctrl + F4

Close the summary/console view for the selected virtual machine.

  A confirmation dialog appears only if the virtual machine is powered on.
Ctrl + D

Edit the virtual machine's configuration.

Ctrl + G

Grab input from keyboard and mouse.

Ctrl + P

Edit preferences.

Ctrl + Alt + ⤶ Enter

Go to full screen mode.

Ctrl + Alt

Return to normal (windowed) mode.

Ctrl + Alt + ⭾ Tab

Switch among open virtual machines while mouse and keyboard input are grabbed.

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Switch among open virtual machines while mouse and keyboard input are not grabbed. VMware Workstation must be the active application.

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
Ctrl + Alt + Fx

Linux hosts: Switch among open virtual machines while using full screen mode

  Windows hosts: For an additional similar functionality, see Using Full Screen Switch Mode.
  Source: vmware

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Program information

Program name: VMware Workstation 5.0 VMware Workstation 5.0 (System tools)

VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software for Windows and Linux. VMware Workstation allows users to set up virtual machines on a single machine and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.

Web page: my.vmware.com/web/vmware/detai...

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 16

How easy to press shortcuts: 70%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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