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VMware shortcut keys

Within VMware several shortcut keys are available. Here is a list with the most important default shortcut keys:

F11
Switches to full-screen mode and back to normal mode.

Ctrl-Alt-Insert
Sends a Ctrl-Alt-Delete to the VMware Guest OS.

Ctrl-Alt
Is also used for exiting full screen mode.

Ctrl-Alt-Enter
Expands the current VM into full-screen. If you have a number of VMs, this sequence will also move you between virtual machines.

Ctrl-Alt-Tab
Switch between VMs when the mouse is grabbed.

Ctrl-Tab
Switch between VMs when the mouse is not grabbed but VMware is the active window.

Ctrl-Alt
Is used to exit a Virtual machine from having control of your mouse and return your mouse control to the host machine.

Ctrl-Alt-Space
Will allow you to send a keyboard sequence usually used with VMware server to the VMware guest without VMware Server recognizing it.

Here are some more that are used just within the VMware Server application to perform certain functions:

Ctrl-N
Create a new VM.

Ctrl-O
Ppen a new VM.

Ctrl-F4
Remove the tab for a VM.

Ctrl-D
Edit the config for a VM.

Ctrl-G
Grab the input from your mouse/keyboard on the current VM (same as clicking on the console of the VM with the mouse).

Ctrl-P
Edit the VMware Preferences.

Ctrl-B
Power on a VM.

Ctrl-E
Power off a VM.

Ctrl-R
Reset power on a VM.

Ctrl-Z
Suspend a VM.