2 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2020 1:37 PM by Phileosophos

    VMware Workstation Pro 15.5 keyboard pane navigation?

    Phileosophos Lurker

      I'm a very keyboard centric user, and this has bugged me about VMware Workstation Pro for a while. I'm presently using v15.5 on Windows 10 Pro x64 if that makes a difference. Here's my question: is there any way to navigate between panes of the main application window using the keyboard? For example, when I launch the app, the library pane appears on the left while the last machine I suspended appears in a tab on the right. What I'm looking for is a way to use the keyboard to transfer the focus to the library pane on the left. None of the usual Windows/CUA keys work (e.g., tab, shift+tab, ctrl+tab, F6, shift+F6, ctrl+F6, etc.). Thanks in advance!

        • 1. Re: VMware Workstation Pro 15.5 keyboard pane navigation?
          RDPetruska Guru
          User ModeratorsvExpert

          Control-Tab worked for me.  Switches to the next VM tab to the right.  Shift-Cntrl-Tab switches to the next VM tab to the left.

           

          Edit:  Ahh, I re-read your issue.  No, i can't find a keystroke to switch focus back to the Library pane.

          • 2. Re: VMware Workstation Pro 15.5 keyboard pane navigation?
            Phileosophos Lurker

            Sorry if I was unclear, but I'm not talking about moving between the tabs on the right. I'm talking about using the keyboard to set the focus to the Library pane on the left, so that I can use the keyboard to select a machine I want and open its tab. Interestingly enough, if you click in the Library pane on the left, you can then use the keyboard to navigate its contents, but then there doesn't seem to be any key to return the focus to the bunch of tabs on the right. It really seems like the developers have completely overlooked the need to be able to navigate between the library and the tabs using only the keyboard.