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Workstation Player and the language for the keyboard that VNC clients use. You can also configure platform-specific keyboard features for Windows and Linux host systems.
Use the Enhanced Virtual Keyboard Feature in a Virtual Machine The enhanced virtual keyboard feature provides better handling of international keyboards and keyboards that have extra keys. This feature is available only on Windows host systems.
Use Ctrl+Alt in a Key Combination Because Ctrl+Alt tells Workstation Player to release mouse and keyboard input, hot-key combinations that include Ctrl+Alt are not passed to the guest operating system. You must use the Space key if the key combination includes Ctrl+Alt.
Configure Keyboard Mapping for a Remote X Server Although the keyboard works correctly with a local X server, it might not work correctly when you run the same virtual machine with a remote X server.
Change How a Specific Key Is Mapped If some keys on the keyboard do not work correctly in a virtual machine, you can set a property that makes a modification to the map. To change how a specific key is mapped, you add the appropriate property to the virtual machine configuration ( .vmx) file or to ~/.vmware/config.
Configure How Keysyms Are Mapped When key code mapping cannot be used or is disabled, Workstation Player maps keysyms to v-scan codes. If a language-specific keyboard does not appear to be supported by Workstation Player, you might need to set a property that tells Workstation Player which keysym table to use.
V-Scan Code Table You specify v-scan codes when you change how keys or keysyms are mapped.