VMware Fusion is now compatible with system-wide keyboard shortcuts: You can now use Command Tab, Expos, and your favorite keyboard shortcuts like Control-Space for Quicksilver and LaunchBar when a virtual machine is grabbed or in full screen view. You can also hide VMware Fusion when grabbed or in Full Screen or Unity view. Switch to Unity View using one of the following methods: From the View menu, select Unity. Use the keyboard shortcut +Shift+U. Click the Switch to Unity view icon in the tool bar of the virtual machine. The intention of Unity is to Run Windows apps 'side by side' with Mac apps. This means the Mac desktop is the desktop. I remember there was an option to 'Show taskbar in unity' in a older version. Unable to find it in version 3 (did not look for long, anyway I think this is not very useful) BTW, the way I use VMWare is only for application.
To see the desktop of the virtual machine, you can switch from Unity view to Single Window view or Full Screen view.
Fusion must be the active application, so that the Fusion menu appears at the top of the display.
Vmware Unity View
- ♦Exit Unity view.
Action Have your virtual machine appear in a single window on the Mac desktop. From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Single Window. Have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your entire display or set of displays. From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Full Screen.
The open applications appear in the Fusion virtual machine window.
Vmware Fusion Unity Mode
You can switch to Unity view from an application open in another view.
Vmware Fusion Unity View
- In your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 virtual machine, open the applications to use in Unity view.
- Switch to Unity View using one of the following methods:
The virtual machine window is hidden. The open applications are displayed in windows on the Mac desktop and as icon tiles in the Mac Dock.
- From the View menu, select Unity.
- Use the keyboard shortcut +Shift+U.
- Click the Switch to Unity view icon in the tool bar of the virtual machine window.
To exit Unity view, click the Fusion icon in the Mac Dock and select View > Single Window or View > Full Screen.