VMware

VMware Workstation 4

Features | Documentation | Knowledge Base | Discussion Forums

previous Prev   Contents   Last   Next next

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

If you prefer to work from the keyboard as much as possible, you may find the following keyboard shortcuts handy. If you have changed the Preferences setting for the hot-key combination, substitute your new setting for Ctrl-Alt as needed in the shortcuts listed here.

 Shortcut
 Action
 Ctrl-B
 Power on.
 Ctrl-E
 Power off.
 Ctrl-R
 Reset the power.
 Ctrl-Z
 Suspend.
 Ctrl-N
 Create a new virtual machine.
 Ctrl-O
 Open a virtual machine.
 Ctrl-F4
 Close the current virtual machine.
 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.
 Ctrl-Shift-Tab
 Switch among open virtual machines while mouse and keyboard input are not grabbed. VMware Workstation must be the active application.
 Ctrl-Alt-Fx
 Switch among open virtual machines while using full screen mode. Fx is a function key corresponding to the virtual machine you want to use. The key combination to use for a virtual machine is shown in the VMware Workstation title bar when that virtual machine is active and in normal (windowed) mode.

previous Prev   Contents   Last   Next next