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Trying to run VMware Horizon on MacBook Air

I have VMware Horizon installed on my MacBook Air but when I try to use it I get this error almost immediately, "Unable to connect to Desktop" and the app closes. When I use the browser version ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Bootcamp (windows 7) won't boot anymore, but works in Fusion (El Capitan)

I had Boot Camp running Windows 7 working on my Mac. I also had VMWare Fusion installed, running Windows XP. I recently created an new admin user (OS X) and created a Fusion virtual machine from ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Connection to Mac

I've Mac OS X (El Capitan) VMs in ESXi 6 on our local network that I can SSH into and I can VNC into and I can connect Xamarin Mac Agent to but I can't Remote Desktop Connection (Windows 10) into. Our ...
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VMware Fusion: Disk space used in host is not equal to space available in vm

I have a VM with Windows 10 Educational Edition. DaisyDisk shows it uses 135,8 GB VMware Fusion manager shows a total size of 119,1 GB Windows 10 (VM) shows only 80 GB How come it shows ...
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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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Anyway to change the cursor icon position like x/y?

I'm using VMWare Fusion and whenever I run in Full Screen view, resolution 1920x1080, the cursor gets offset by a lot and it's really hard to click stuff, i.e. the actual cursor position when ...
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I cannot mount .dmg file for VMWare Fusion: Protocol wrong type for socket ERROR

I cannot mount .dmg file for VMWare Fusion installer. I get the error: Protocol wrong type for socket . I have Mac OSX 10.11.5 , which is newer than the officially supported versions of Mac for this ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion to recognize my mouse?

I recently switched from Parallels to VMWare Fusion and need some help getting my Windows 10 virtual machine to recognize my Lumenata Sentey mouse I have plugged. Basically, what I'm trying to do is ...
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Bootcamp/VM Windows 10 licensing

In the past if I wanted to install Windows on Bootcamp, and then also use Parallels/VMware to open up the Bootcamp installation as a VM I would need two separate Windows licenses. Is this still the ...
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Using External hard disk on Macbook

I am using a MacBook air with OS X El Capitan. I am using a Windows 7 VM too in my MacBook. I usually download video files using torrents and store it in the macbook. When I copied these movies to an ...
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Can I create a bootable VM from a Mac sparsebundle using symbolic links?

I'm trying to find a method for booting the sparsebundle image of my Mac inside VM software (VMWare, VirtualBox, doesn't matter), either by booting the sparesbundle itself or converting it to a VMDK/...
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Creating a Windows Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion from Bootable USB

I have the Windows 10 setup in a bootable USB drive. I would like to create a virtual machine from it on my Mac computer. I have already tried to create a .cdr image from the USB drive using disk ...
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How to set up a “custom” resolution in VMware Fusion 6 using a Retina display?

VMware Fusion 6 is auto-adjusting windows w/wo "Use full resolution for Retina display". Without "Use full resolution for Retina display", the highest resolution possible is 1440x900. With "Use full ...
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OS X Yosemite in VMWare has transparent squares in window corners

After installing a Yosemite VM on my machine, i noticed that all application windows have these strange squares on the corner that 'see through' to the window behind. Anyone ever seen anything like ...
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Changing from Virtual Hard Drive to Blank External Hard Disk [closed]

I have a blank hard disk (1 TB) that has more space than the virtual disk I am running OS X El Capitan on (89 GB). My OS is running on VMWare Player version 12, being used on Windows 10 single ...
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Long term effect on Mac computer of installing Windows/Running a Windows VM

I need to install Windows on my MacBook Pro. Hardware limitations are not a problem for me. I am mostly concerned about the long term effects that running Windows might have on my Mac. I am assuming ...
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How to set up identical/similar keybindings in a virtualized Windows 10 (VMware Fusion) and OS X?

I am new to Mac and now also new to the Windows 10 environment so on a huge learning curve. I have managed to set up Office via VMware Fusion virtual machine on my Mac. I need to find out how I can ...
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Why download a Yosemite .dmg when I can create my own?

Having a Mac I wanted to know can't I just make my own .dmg file using AutoDMG? Instead of finding some random file on the Internet and hoping its not infected? Is there any other software that would ...
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Installing XP on latest MacBook OS X

My MacBook (purchased in 2007) with Windows XP installed through VMware software. I have some important software that works only in XP. My MacBook broke down and I purchased latest MacBook Pro (2015). ...
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El Capitan Sharing & VMware

I have MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.3 and VMware 6x installed on it with Windows 7. I noticed that my MacBook Pro can be seen as network disk from Windows 7. I can see the personal folder as ...
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How to enable routing in OS X El Capitan

I've got a Linux VMware virtual machine (guest) configured with a NAT adapter on a 192.168.56.0 subnet. Its IP address is 192.168.56.128 and my Mac (host) got 192.168.56.1. Guest's default gateway is ...
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Key combination not propagating to Fusion VM

I have a clean installation of El Capitan with VMware Fusion Pro 8 and Windows 10 Pro. I use Fusion in full screen, and the windows keyboard command Control + Command+ D is used to create a new ...
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Where is the keyboard profile file stored on my MacBook for VMware Fusion 8?

I am trying to add some keyboard shortcuts to VMware Fusion 8 but the dialog is kinda wonky: Here the two dropdowns doesn't drop down, so any key I don't have on my MacBook is impossible to ...
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Blurry display in Windows 10 on VMware Fusion Pro on MacBook Pro Retina

I have a 15 inch mid 2015 MacBook Pro Retina with El Captian on it. I recently installed VMware Fusion Pro in that and created a new VM and installed Windows 10 64Bit. The problem I'm having is that ...
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VM fusion 8 and monitor resolution

Hi I have an mbp 2015 running a win7 machine in vm fusion 8. I was on the previous version of fusion and didn't notice the problem, but now sometimes as I move the mouse on the win machine, it seems ...
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Is VMware Fusion 5.0.5 compatible with OS X El Capitan?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro along with VMware Fusion 5.0.5. I want to upgrade to OS X EL Capitan. Will version 5.0.5 of VMware Fusion be compatible?
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How to create an ISO from a file (not a directory)

I'm trying to perform some testing on old platforms. In this case, its Fedora 1 (circa 2002 or 2003). The VM software (VMware and VirtualBox) can't handle distros that old, so the guests don't have a ...
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Font size in VMWare Fusion on my Mac

Since I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F1021) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) the font size on my VMware Fusion is minuscule and I cannot figure out how to increase the font size. ...
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How to bind hostname with ip?

There are 2 VMs running on VMWare on a remote server. For instance: devops-01 and devops-02. Both of them have SSH access enabled. To access to the first one I do: ssh dev@devops-01. For the other one:...
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VMWare Tools do not allow changing resolution in El Capitan

Looks like VMWare Tools do not allow changing resolution in El Capitan. Input data as follows: VMWare Workstation 12 Latest VMWare Tools 8.0.2 (here) Mac OS El Capitan, build 15B42 I've tried ...
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Convert VMWare Fusion Windows 7 VM to Bootcamp partition

I have a well working Windows 7 VM image running in VMWare Fusion. To improve performance I would like to boot directly into Windows, ie create a Bootcamp partition for the Windows OS to run in. Now ...
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Upgrade Yosemite 10.10.2 on VMware

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 on my VMware. I'm trying to upgrade my OS X but I don't want to use app store for upgrading . Is it possible to download the upgrade file and install it? Or is it ...
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Disable System Integrity Protection on OS X running on VMware

I have an instance of OS X El Capitan running on VMWare Workstation 10. I need to make changes to /System and therefor have to disable System Integrity Protection. How do I access recovery mode on ...
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Can Resorcerer work in Snow Leopard in VMWare Fusion 6?

Since Resorcerer (2.4.1) won't work at all in 10.7 and later, I tried it in a virtual machine running Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 in VMWare Fusion 6.0.6. But when I select a resource and click the Hex ...
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Share vmware network with other host and other computers

I have a USB NIC (Bear Extender) that does not work under Yosemite or El Cap. I have a VM running Mavericks that can use the NIC. How can I share the internet out of the VM so that my macbook pro ...
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How can I let two iTunes installation use same iTunes folder?

I have two iTunes installation on PC. First one is on Windows 7 which is my main iTunes for music podcast etc. Second iTunes is installed in a VMware powered Windows 7 I connected first ...
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Weird El Capitan interface / icon glitch - clear cache?

Yesterday, I've run into a weird problem on my early 2015 MacBook Air. I was copying over some files from a Windows 7 VM (Fusion 8.0.1) when all of a sudden my host OS' interface ran all sluggish and ...
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Can I run a virtualized OS X operating system (bought on eBay) on my PC via VMware Player

I am considering running a virtualized OS X running system within my PC on VMware Player. I want to do this so that I can run Xcode. Can I do this?
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Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 using VMware fusion 8.0

I'm having difficulty (=it doesn't work) to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. This is the situation: I use a 2011 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.05 VMware fusion 8.0.0 (I have it set to run W10 x64)...
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Deleting Virtual OS in VMware Fusion

I have a problem uninstalling virtually installed operating systems on VMware Fusion. I didn't upgrade VMware Fusion before upgrading OS X to Yosemite. The error message that I get, when trying to ...
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Running 10.11 in VM Ware Fusion with 10.10 Host

I run 10.11 public beta in a VM with VMware Fusion 7.1.2 with my rMBP 2015. I have the problem that main part in Finder or the maps in Maps.app are blank. Sidebars and menus are all rendering fine. Is ...
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Installing OS X Yosemite from compressed DMG file in VMware Fusion

I would like to install OS X Yosemite in VMware Fusion 7.0. If I select the DMG file my university is providing, VMware is unable to boot from the DMG file. The image is a compressed DMG. ...
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Virtualizer that provides Retina resolution with Mac OS X as the Guest OS

Do any of the virtualizers running on Mac OS X provide Retina resolution when the Guest OS is Mac OS X? Parallels Desktop For Mac VMware Fusion VirtualBox For example on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-...
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How can I troubleshoot Mac OS X 10.8 hard lockups?

I have a Mac OS X 10.8.5 virtual machine running on a 6-core Mac Pro Mid 2012 (MacPro5,1) with Server.app installed. Kernel information: Darwin forceten.farcry.sitepalette.com 12.5.0 Darwin Kernel ...
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VMWare fusion and key mapping (ALT+SHIFT+key with FR keyboard)

I've installed Kali Linux under a virtual machine with VMWare Fusion, but I have a problem with the key mapping. Indeed, I have a french keyboard, and the mapping of the key is perfect but for the ...
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VMware Fusion upgrade

What's VMWare Fusion upgrade policy? I consider buying it, but a new version will probably come out in September alongside OS X 10.11. Will I get a free upgrade, or do I wait until September?
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Enable KVM on VMWare Fusion

I'm running Linux in a VM on my VMWare Fusion. I want to use qemu-kvm within the Linux VM (yes, I know it's not efficient). QEMU reports the following problem: Could not access KVM kernel module: No ...
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Is there a free VMWare Player for Mac?

There is a free player for vmware on windows, is there a free version as well for mac? If not, any other free alternatives?
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How do I exit full screen in VMWare Fusion 7?

How do I exit full screen in VMWare Fusion 7? The menu bar that used to appear when the cursor was oushed to the top of the screen no longer appears.