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Force quit Dock from Activity Monitor. Dock automatically restarts, and Cmnd+Tab should now work. Some glitch with Dock, it seems. Worked for me.


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Already asked at superuser (Credits to the OP). I post the answer here again - slightly modified: There is no version of VMware Player for OS X. Instead, VMware sells a Mac version of their product called VMware Fusion. You may use it as trial version 30 days for free If you don't want to purchase VMware Fusion, you can: Use Boot Camp to some other OS. ...


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I'm using VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. With vmwaretools installed, it's very easy to change the resolution on the Windows VM: go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Display there is a checkbox Use full resolution for Retina display uncheck it and the vm changes back to normal resolution.


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It appears you can start Fusion headless by executing the following: /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmrun -T fusion start ~/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/[IMAGENAME].vmwarevm/[IMAGENAME].vmx nogui You could also add /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library to your $PATH or create an alias to have easier access to ...


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Okay, I found out where it's located - /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf So, open it up (VMWare shouldn't be running while you do this): sudo nano /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf Go down in the file, there should be a section like: [incomingtcp] # Use these with care - anyone can enter into your VM through these... # ...


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To enter or exit Fullscreenmode of your VM you can press [Command]+[Control]+[F].


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After arduous research and trial and error, I've finally been able to solve this issue. First of all, if you're migrating Fusion VMs to ESXi, I recommend not using the OVF tool. At least for me, it never worked properly. Instead, I used the vmware-vdiskmanager tool, which is built into Fusion. The instructions for this migration are listed below: Open ...


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Lion is not meant to be used in 32bit mode. Also addressing more than 4GB ram with 32bit kernel is slower (it uses PAE). If the only reason of using Lion in 32bit mode is the Cisco VPN client (yuck!) there is a way. Here is an article explaining how to use the native VPN client instead - it's for 10.6, but should work. It's a matter of configuration, not of ...


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VMware Player is only avaiable for Windows and Linux, not OS X. To install Windows 8 on your Mac, you will need to purchase VMware Fusion. From VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro): VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. You do have a couple of free options: Virtualbox is a ...


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After having this issue with macOS High Sierra and VMWare Fusion 8.5.8, I was able to resolve it by allowing the system extension as described in http://planetvm.net/blog/?p=3240 In short; open System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, and from the General tab you should see a message stating System software from developer "VMware, Inc." was blocked ...


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Nope. The only way you can run iOS apps on OS X is if you have the iPhone Simulator and have a version of the app specifically compiled to run on the simulator. The iPhone Simulator (available from Xcode) is not an emulator and can't run ARM code, which means that it has to run a specific version of iOS 7 designed for OS X, and is not able to run iOS apps ...


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An additional way, you can start up the VMs you want and then force quit VMware Fusion using Command+Option+Shift+Esc The GUI quits but the VMs run in the background. To manage these VMs you can start VMware fusion again as usual and it will show you what's currently running.


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VMware's knowledge base article, Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion, shows the setting to change: Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion There is no way to choose a different video memory size through the user interface. It must be done by editing the virtual machine settings (.vmx) file. For more information, see Editing the .vmx ...


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Solved this by first going into the terminal and finding the disk identifier: diskutil list Then, with the identifier I used the following and it successfully reclaimed all of the disk free space: diskutil resizeVolume /dev/disk0s2 0 Be sure to replace /dev/disk0s2 with the identifier of the partition you want to expand.


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You can find a lot of documentation about copy/paste, drag and drop,... on the website of VMWare, and they stated: To use the copy and paste feature, VMware Tools must be installed on the virtual machine. But since you've already installed those tools, I recommend you reinstall them. Just to be sure. Also, make sure you don't stumble upon the limits ...


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After multiple attempts to solve this, I finally found the solution in a side note of a VMWare community thread: Start Fusion, select one of your VMs (no matter which one) and change the virtual machine settings like this: Virtual machine -> Settings -> Application Menu -> "Show only when machine is running" After I did this the messages stopped ...


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Edit the .vmx file within your VM image. For example, if your VM is named "Ubuntu", edit Ubuntu.vmwarevm/Ubuntu.vmx (to get into the .vmwarevm in Finder, select Show Package Contents). Within the .vmx file, add the following line: vhv.enable = "TRUE" Restart the VM and you could use KVM.


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To expand on what CajunLuke said about changing the configuration on a per app basis. If you have Logitech Control Center for OS X installed you can use Advanced click settings for just VMFusion using the following steps. System Settings > Control Center Click the Plus button next to the global settings drop down and navigate to VMFusion and click select ...


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Per VMware's Retina KB article, you can enable 1:1 pixel mapping for a Fusion 5 VM by going to Settings → Display and checking Use full resolution for Retina display. If after that you don't see the 2880x1800 resolution, you need to make some manual tweaks, following this KB article: Open the .vmx file in a text editor. Add the line svga.autodetect = "...


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You can't run OS X virtualized or not, on non-Apple-branded hardware per the software license agreement. You would need Apple hardware to virtualize it and be compliant with the EULA. Mavericks EULA


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It doesn't matter what type the DMG is as VMware Fusion cannot install OS X Yosemite by booting it or even booting the Install OS X Yosemite.app downloaded from Apple as that's not how it works in VMware Fusion. VMware Fusion must first make an Installer Image from the Install OS X Yosemite.app and install from the Image it creates. Have a look at: ...


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If Finder thinks it is a bundle, maybe you can right-click on it and "Show Package Contents"...


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A quick solution to the problem is to simply make a new admin account with a password you know. The details are covered step by step in another answer, but here is the summary: You should be able to mount the disk image of the mac using vmware tools and delete the /private/var/db/.AppleSetupDone file. Upon the next boot of the VM, you will be prompted to ...


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You can technically run Lion in a VM, but I really really really wouldn't recommend it. Here's why: You're basically entering the murky world of Hackintoshes Hackintoshes are inherently "hacky". The performance is rarely going to be as reliable as running OSX on mac hardware. You're violating Apple's EULA. If you really want to do it, here's a link, but I ...


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Based on the VMWare knowledge base. The following commands can be used to update the changes without restarting Fusion 4.x and later. These can be used if you not want to relaunch Fusion, if you have other Virtual Machines running. sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/...


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With OS X 10.8 gfxCardStatus is no longer capable of enforcing Integrated Graphics card only. When one uses VMWare Fusion, the discrete graphics card is enforced, which drains the battery too fast. I have not found any solution online to fix this. But I managed (thanks to PePe) to discover one. How to use Integrated Graphics Card with VMware Fusion on OS ...


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As far as I know, the new MacBooks as of today have only begun shipping from online orders, so I won't be able to speak from personal experience - but I would be very wary about the MacBook being able to handle intensive tasks like Parallels, especially in tandem with Visual Studio or Eclipse. Parallels' recommended hardware specs for running Windows 7 ...


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You can't create an ISO image from a non-image file. hdiutil and especially hdiutil makehybrid expect an image or a directory (not necessarily containing files!). But you don't have to unzip/unarchive anything. Just create a folder with the name MAKE, move the gz file into it and then enter hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/make.iso ~/MAKE -iso -joliet. The resulting ...


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According to the following VMware kb article: System requirements for VMware Fusion (2005196) VMware Fusion 5.0.x is not compatible with El Capitan as hosting OS. After upgrading to El Capitan you need at least VMware Fusion 7.x. Fusion 5.x Any 64-bit capable Intel Mac (compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or better) Mac OS X 10....


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The description here: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2056603 is still valid - which also has a small video of the installation process. Select File > New from the Fusion menu bar. Select "Install from disc or image" and Click Continue. Drag and drop the Install MacOS Sierra application ...


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