It does not work for Fusion 10
I have Fusion 10 and I don’t see the option. I upgraded to Beta 2 and there is no option to add VMWare fusion to the accebility list.
I am having this same issue, cannot get the Screen Recording Permission to prompt, have uninstalled and reinstalled Fusion about a dozen times.
Anyone still having this issue or figured out how to manually add this permission via Terminal or other methods?
Yes I still have this issue. Beta 3 of Catalina did cause a prompt to allow accessibility options when launching Fusion (this did not occur on previous betas for me) but there is still no request to alow Fusion to do screen recording.
In VMware Fusion 10 permission is never requested for screen recording. It did ask for accessibility and input monitoring though.
Yea, I am on 11.1 of Fusion Pro.
I wish there was a function to manually add this permission...
I am running Catalina beta and Fusion won't even open for me. The icon just bounces up and down in the bottom tray and it shows application not responding. I am forced to quit. I have been reporting this to Apple, but no updates have come through yet. Does anyone have a fix for this by chance?
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After reading this post and recommendation, I would like to share my solution.
I am running VMware Fusion 8.5 and the Screen Recording permission was never ask.
-Install the latest version of the VMware Fusion (11.1) as trial (It will ask for Screen Recording permission)
-Reinstall VMware Fusion that you have (Mine is 8.5)
-The Screen Recording permission is still there
-Black Screen Problem solved
Logicode - genius! Works for me and only takes 10 minutes to download the trial and Version 8.5 (if you haven't got the original install file). Thankyou!
Thank you kindly Logicode.
And just to confirm that the screen recording setting is maintained when upgrading from Catalina beta 3 to beta 4.
This did not work, as I was already coming from VMware 11.1.
Uninstalled & reinstalled various versions between 8 & 11.1 and no luck, Screen Recording option for VMware still not there for me in System Preferences.
Only workaround for me at this point is the VNC into the VM session to see the virtual OS screen, which is additionally slower.
If you're desperate you could create another user account on your mac and install your copy of fusion 11.1 into that. You should get the security prompt then.
This worked for me going from v10 to 11 and back.
NB I had an issue with being unable to install the v10 .dmg downloaded from vmware (after using the v11 to get the screen recording prompt to show), but just did a hotspot drop of another copy of v10 from another computer and that worked out OK.
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In my case it was not listed in "Security & Privacy -> Screen Recording". After much searching and testing what worked for me is:
- Boot a VM with an OS that has VMware Tools installed (after the VM fully boots the ability to switch to Unity mode should be available)
- Switch to Unity mode
- Keyboard command to enter Unity : Shift-CMD-U
- Menu : View -> Unity
- Upon switching to UNITY mode VMware Fusion will finally give you the dialogue box asking permission for Screen Recording
- Click Open Preferences
- Authenticate to make changes
- Add the check mark to VMware Fusion to grant Screen Recording permission
- Exit Unity mode
VMware may continues to go to Unity mode before you can select Open Preferences and give you white screens. The presentation is white because it has not been granted permission yet.
From the VMware controls, shut down the VM gracefully. The Open Preferences should still be an open dialogue. Click Open Preferences and it will finally be visible in the list.
For the adventurous, try resetting all of the TCC approvals for VMware Fusion and try again.
To reset the TCC, open a terminal and run the command:
tccutil reset All com.vmware.fusion
successfully reset All approval status for com.vmware.fusion
This clears the Security and Privacy settings.
Hope this helps.