You can switch the Fusion power command options from the default options that appear in the Virtual Machine menu.

About this task

If your virtual machine defaults to the soft options, holding down either the Option key or the Alt key switches the commands in the Virtual Machine menu and the applications menu (The applications menu icon is a small monochromatic version of the VMware Fusion logo.) to the hard options, and the reverse.

Note:

Pressing the Option or Alt key affects only the power commands in the Virtual Machine menu and the applications menu. Pressing the Option or Alt key does not affect the power buttons in the toolbar.

Procedure

  1. Select Virtual Machine to display the Virtual Machine menu.
  2. 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

    Start Up

    Force Start Up

    Resume

    Force Resume

    Shut Down

    Force Shut Down

    Suspend

    Force Suspend

    Restart

    Force Restart

    See Options for Fusion Power Commands for descriptions of the power commands.