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

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.

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.

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 VMware Fusion Power Commands for descriptions of the power commands.