You can set how your mouse works, how your virtual machines behave when you quit Fusion, and other general operations.
- Select .
- Click General.
- In the When closing a virtual machine section, select how Fusion behaves when you close a virtual machine.
Option Description Suspend the virtual machine
The virtual machine is suspended when you close the virtual machine window.
If you close a virtual machine window with this preference selected, when you next open the virtual machine, it restarts with applications running and files open. The behavior is similar to when you suspend and resume a laptop computer.
Power off the virtual machine The virtual machine is powered off when you close the virtual machine window. Confirm before closing Fusion opens a dialog box that asks for confirmation before closing the virtual machine window. To run virtual machines in the background, you must select this option.
- In the Gaming section, select a setting that fits how you expect to use your mouse.
Option Description Auto-detect Mouse for Games Fusion detects when it needs to lock a mouse to a virtual machine window for correct operation during gaming. If no game is detected, the mouse works in the normal fashion. This is the default setting. Never Optimize Mouse for Games Sometimes, the autodetect function detects nongame applications as games. Use this option to turn autodetect off so that the mouse can work in the normal fashion for these applications. Always Optimize Mouse for Games Sometimes, the autodetect function fails to recognize a game. Use this option to have correct mouse operations for gaming in this instance.
- In the Applications Menu section, select options for accessing the applications menu.
- Select an option for when the applications menu () icon appears in the Mac menu bar.
- (Optional) To configure a shortcut that displays the applications menu, select Enable keyboard shortcut and select a keyboard shortcut from the drop-down menu.
When you perform the keyboard shortcut, the applications menu opens.
- (Optional) In the Updates section, select the Automatically check for updates check box to have Fusion check for software updates when it starts.
A message alerts you when a new version of Fusion is available to download and install. If you do not select the Automatically check for updates check box, you can check for updates manually at any time by selecting .