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Fullscreen VM window title bar overlapped by system menu bar

Hi,

When running a Windows 10 VM in Fullscreen, a strange thing happens when I want to access the window toolbar. In fact, the macOS system toolbar overlaps and you can't access the VM's features from the toolbar ( see screenshot )

The only solution is to access the features from the macOS system menu. 

BTW, it would be great to have a Big Sur compatible application icon as well πŸ˜‰

VMware Fusion 12.1
macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 ( fresh install, no upgrade from Beta )

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It is a known issue on Big Sur 11.0.1.  Thanks for your reporting.

A workaround:

Go back to Single Window view mode, then enter Full Screen again.

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Same problem for me.

Your trick did it but it has to be addressed for the next update. It's not very convenient.

 

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Thanks for the confirmation.

And please, also add a Big Sur compatible application icon πŸ˜‰ 

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I also had the same issue. It seems to be fixed for me by updating VM Fusion to 12.1.0

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I'm running Fusion 12.1 on Big Sur 11.0.1 and I still have the problem. It's not resolved with this release.

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Have you altered the default system font, or turned on accessibility options?

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Nope, it's a standard Big Sur installation.

However, I ran Big Sur Beta versions since B2 and it worked without problems until RC1 if I remember well. That was the first Beta of Big Sur where the overlapping happened. And I ran Fusion 12.0 (Final release) already on Betas prior RC1. Seems like a change in Big Sur RC1 broke something in Fusion.

After doing a clean install of Big Sur 11.0.1, the issue still persists.

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Sorry about that. It did work initially. But I tried it again and as you said the problem rears its ugly head again 😞

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I have a clean Big Sur install (not an upgrade) and no Accessibility set.
It's not a beta version but 11.0.1
And Fusion still shows the problem.
I have noticed that Microsoft Remote Desktop handles this correctly. Its own top menu bar is not overlapped by the macOS main menu bar. So it's possible to do this correctly.

 

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