You can change the hot-key combinations that you use to perform common virtual machine operations.

Configuring hot keys is useful to prevent key combinations such as Ctrl+Alt+Del from being intercepted by Workstation instead of being sent to the guest operating system. You can use hot-key sequences to switch between virtual machines, enter or exit from full screen mode, release input, send Ctrl+Alt+Del only to virtual machines, and send commands only to virtual machines.

Familiarize yourself with the default hot-key combinations. See Default Hot-Key Combinations.

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Select Edit > Preferences > Hot Keys.

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To change the hot-key combinations for common virtual machine operations, click one or more hot key buttons on the dialog box.

For example, to use Ctrl+Shift to release control from the current virtual machine, click the Ctrl and Shift buttons.

The text under the hot key buttons describes the new hot key combinations.

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Click OK to save your changes.