You can customize the appearance of the Workstation window by selecting items from the View menu.

1

Select View > Customize and select a Workstation window view.

Option

Description

Library

The virtual machine library appears in the left side of the window. You can use the library to view and select virtual machines, folders, and remote hosts in Workstation. The library appears by default.

Thumbnail Bar

A thumbnail bar appears at the bottom of the window. Depending on the thumbnail bar option that is selected, the thumbnail bar shows all open virtual machines or the virtual machines in the selected folder.

Toolbar

A toolbar appears at the top of the window. You can use the icons on the toolbar to start and stop virtual machines, take snapshots, change the display, and perform other common tasks. The toolbar appears by default.

Status Bar

A status bar appears at the bottom of the window when a virtual machine is selected. You can use the icons on the status bar to see Workstation messages and perform actions on virtual machine devices such as hard disks, CD/DVD drives, floppy drives, and network adapters. The status bar appears by default.

Tabs

Workstation creates a tab in the right pane when you select an item in the library. Tabs appear by default.

2

To specify which virtual machines appear in the thumbnail bar, select View > Customize > Thumbnail Bar Options.

Option

Description

Open Virtual Machines

The thumbnail bar shows thumbnails for all open virtual machines.

Folder View Virtual Machines

The thumbnail bar shows thumbnails for virtual machines in the selected folder.