You can find and open any virtual machine application from the applications menu. The applications menu is accessible in the Mac Dock when the virtual machine is in Unity view.

About this task

The applications menu provides quick access to applications you add when you configure the applications menu, see Set Up the Applications Menu, and applications you recently opened.

Prerequisites

With the virtual machine open in single window or full screen view, switch to Unity view. For example, select View > Unity.

When you switch to Unity view, the following events occur.

  • The virtual machine interface disappears.

  • Applications currently open in the virtual machine appear directly on the Mac desktop.

  • VMware Unity (The applications menu icon is a small monochromatic version of the VMware Fusion logo.) appears in the Mac Dock.

Procedure

  1. Click VMware Unity (The applications menu icon is a small monochromatic version of the VMware Fusion logo.) in the Mac Dock.

    The VMware Unity applications menu appears in the Mac menu bar and a window opens that contains the applications menu.

    The applications menu lists recently used applications. Depending on the operating system, it also displays applications listed in a start menu or applications menu for that virtual machine.

  2. In the list, find the application to open.
  3. (Optional) : If the application name does not appear in the list, you can show more applications.
    • Click All Programs.

    • Type the name of the application in the search field.

  4. To open the application, click the icon.