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decker12
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Change Fusion Keyboard Shortcuts?

I am using VMWare Fusion to run an XP VM. That XP VM is used to load vSphere in order to administer a ESXi 4.0 header.

Problem is, when I have problems using the Console in vSphere, my "escape" key is Control-Alt. Pushing Control-Alt frees up the mouse from VMWare Fusion, not from the Console in vSphere.

I don't have any control of this key mapping in vSphere.. so how can I remap Control-Alt in VMWare Fusion to another key combination?

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Mikero
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hm... call me crazy, but isn't the default key mapping for freeing up the mouse 'Command + Control'?

You can change them by going to VMware Fusion > Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse

Try creating a new map of 'Control + Alt' to whatever you'd like from the 'Key Mappings' section.

Or am I missing something?

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Michael Roy - Product Marketing Engineer: Fusion & Workstation
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decker12
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Thanks, after some additional screwing around, I realized I was actually trying to over-engineer the problem. I was trying to somehow remap Control-Command to Control-Alt (when in my VM), but Fusion wouldn't let me save the keymapping unless I actually used some sort of letter in combination with Control-Command.

I ended up just mapping Mac Control-Q to send PC Control-Alt.

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Mikero
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ah cool 😃

Glad you got that sorted out... have a good one 😃

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Michael Roy - Product Marketing Engineer: Fusion & Workstation
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