You can change key combinations for hot-key sequences in Workstation and the language for the keyboard that VNC clients use. You can also configure platform-specific keyboard features for Windows and Linux host systems.

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.

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

You can change the hot-key combination that you use to access the Start and Applications menus in Unity mode.

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.

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.

When key code mapping cannot be used or is disabled, Workstation maps keysyms to v-scan codes. If a language-specific keyboard does not appear to be supported by Workstation, you might need to set a property that tells Workstation which keysym table to use.

You specify v-scan codes when you change how keys or keysyms are mapped.