You can open a Windows application from either of the applications menus, the applications menu (Applications menu icon available in the Mac menu bar.), accessible in the Mac menu bar or with a keyboard shortcut, and the Unity applications menu (The Unity applications menu icon.), accessible from the Mac Dock when the virtual machine is in Unity view.

For supported Windows guests, the applications menus provide quick access to applications. See Find a Windows Guest Application by Using the Applications Menus.


  • Open the applications menu of your choice.
  • Search for the application.