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Using Full Screen Mode

In full screen mode, the VMware Workstation virtual machine display fills the screen, so you no longer see the borders of the VMware Workstation window. To enter full screen mode, click the Full Screen button on the toolbar, or press Ctrl-Alt-Enter.

To switch from full screen mode back to normal mode, which shows your virtual machine inside a VMware Workstation window again, press Ctrl-Alt.

Virtual machines run faster in full screen mode.

Linux hosts: You can switch between virtual machines without leaving full screen mode by using a Ctrl-Alt-Fn key combination, where Fn is a function key corresponding to the virtual machine you want to see. To find out what function key to use for a particular virtual machine, check the title bar of the virtual machine while it is running in a window.

Windows hosts: For similar functionality, see Using Full Screen Switch Mode.

Note: VMware Workstation does not support running virtual machines in full screen mode on dual-monitor systems.

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