You can map certain key combinations on your Macintosh keyboard to keys on your virtual machine.

The following mappings are supported:

Key to Key

Set of Modifiers to Modifier

Set of Modifiers + Key to Key

You cannot stack key mappings. You cannot create one key mapping and include that key mapping as part of another key mapping.


Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.


Select Enable Key Mappings.


(Optional) Select Enable Language Specific Key Mappings if you want to incorporate key mappings related to the keyboard layout for the language you selected in the Input Menu (as shown by the flag icon in the menu bar).

When you change the Input Menu to a supported keyboard layout, additional key mappings are appended to the key mapping list. Currently, VMware Fusion supports French and German. This feature is not available for Mac OS X Server virtual machines.


Change the key mapping settings.



Turn a key mapping on or off

Click the checkbox to the left of the Mac Shortcut.

Edit a key mapping

Double-click the Mac Shortcut or Virtual Machine Shortcut to change and make that change in the Edit Key Mapping dialog.

Add a key mapping

Click the add (+) button and define the new key mapping in the Edit Key Mapping dialog.

Delete a key mapping

Select the key mapping and click the remove (-) button.

Restore the default settings

Click Restore Defaults.