VMWare Workstation Pro keyboard shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts below to interact with Workstation Pro and with virtual machines. Most of the keyboard shortcuts for Workstation Pro are also listed next to their associated commands in Workstation Pro menus.

VMWare Workstation Pro
Ctrl + G

Grab input from the keyboard and mouse

Ctrl + Alt

Release the mouse cursor

Ctrl + Alt + Insert

Shut down or, depending on the guest operating system, log out of the guest operating system. This command is received solely by the virtual machine

Ctrl + Alt + Del

Shut down or, depending on the operating system, log out of the guest operating system.

On a Windows host, if you do not use the enhanced virtual keyboard feature, both the host operating system and the virtual machine receive above command, even when Workstation Pro has control of input. Cancel the ending of the host operating system session and return to the virtual machine to log out or shut down or perform administrative tasks.
Ctrl + Alt + ⤶ Enter

Enter full screen mode

Ctrl + Alt + Space

Send any command to the virtual machine so that Workstation Pro does not process it. Hold down Ctrl + Alt as you press and release the spacebar, and continue to hold the Ctrl + Alt keys down as you press the next key in the combination

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

(Windows hosts only) Switch among tabs

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

In full screen mode, switch to the next powered-on virtual machine

Ctrl + Alt +

In full screen mode, switch to the previous powered-on virtual machine

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

In Unity mode, give access to the virtual machine Start or Applications menu

You can change the Unity hot-key combination by modifying Unity preference settings.
You can change the default hot-key combinations by modifying Workstation Pro for common virtual machine operations to Ctrl (plus) Shift, you press Ctrl (plus) Shift instead of Ctrl (plus) Alt to release control from the current virtual machine.

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Program name: VMWare Workstation Pro (General)

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