You can set the virtual machine to grab mouse and keyboard input. When input is grabbed, the mouse pointer is confined to the virtual machine window, and all keyboard and mouse input is directed to the virtual machine.

About this task

Ordinarily, with VMware Tools installed, when you click in the virtual machine, Fusion directs keyboard and mouse input to the virtual machine. When you click on your Mac desktop, keyboard and mouse input is directed to your Mac host. You can force all input to the virtual machine.

Procedure

Force grab or force release keyboard and mouse input.

Option

Action

Force a virtual machine to grab keyboard and mouse input

On the keyboard, press Cmd+G.

Force a virtual machine to release keyboard and mouse input

On the keyboard, press Ctrl+Command key.