With a keyboard shortcut, you can switch some of the Fusion power command options that appear in the Virtual Machine drop-down menu and the applications menus, from the default option.
The shortcut applies to the Shut Down/Power Off and Restart/Reset power-option pairs as listed in the Virtual Machine drop-down menu and the applications menus. Pressing the Option or Alt key does not affect the power buttons in the toolbar.
For example, if your virtual machine defaults to the soft options, Shut Down and Restart, holding down either the Option key or the Alt key changes the soft options to the hard options, Power Off and Reset, respectively.
Pressing the Option or Alt key has no effect on other power options.
- Select Virtual Machine to display the Virtual Machine drop-down menu.
- Hold down the Option key (Mac keyboards) or Alt key (PC keyboards) and select an alternative power option.
Table 1. Power Commands Soft Option Hard Option Shut Down Power Off, also called Force Shut Down Restart Reset, also called as Force Restart
See Options for Fusion Power Commands for descriptions of the power commands.