I am using Windows 7 as virtual machine under Mac OS...

The keyboard shortcuts of Windows become difficult because of the Mac keyboard...

For instance, I am used to tiling scenes in Windows by Windows icon key + right arrow or Windows icon key + left arrow, which moves the scene to the right half of the window or the left half...

However, I can't find Windows icon key now on the Mac keyboard...

So, could anyone tell me what is the keyboard shortcut to move scenes in Windows 7 as virtual machine?

1 Answer 1


For VMWare the command key acts as the windows key, so command+right and command+left will do what you want.

If this isn't working, you might not have the VMWare guest tools installed on the virtual machine. There are instructions here:


  • I have seen that on some web pages, but command+right or command+left does not work...
    – SoftTimur
    Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 0:49
  • @SoftTimur It works for mine. I know this because it annoys me to no end. What virtualization software are you using?
    – Adam Davis
    Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 0:50
  • .. and did you install the guest VM tools for your virtualization software? Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 0:51
  • What is guest VM tools? I have installed VMware, so that I can run Windows 7 as a virtual machine under Mac OS...
    – SoftTimur
    Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 1:08
  • 1
    @SoftTimur The VM tools are drivers so Windows can better use the VM program's emulated hardware (like network or graphics).
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 3:03

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