The applications menu is accessible on your Mac desktop when the virtual machine is in Unity view. The applications menu provides you with quick access to virtual machine applications, guest operating system functions, and Fusion functions.
With the Fusion applications menu, you can think about your virtual computing environment in terms of applications rather than virtual machines. The applications menu is a single source for finding every application on the virtual machine.
The applications menu is only available when you use Unity view as your working environment. You can access the contents of the Windows start menu when the taskbar is not visible. You can also access the Virtual Machine and View menu when Fusion is not the active application.