Contributor
Contributor

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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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

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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Contributor
Contributor

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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Contributor
Contributor

Thanks for the confirmation.

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

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Contributor
Contributor

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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Contributor
Contributor

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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Champion
Champion

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

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Contributor
Contributor

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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Contributor
Contributor

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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Contributor
Contributor

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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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I too have this, and have found that using the View menu to hide the toolbar, and then show the toolbar, tends to have it stick around okay. Not always, but mostly.

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