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There are a few parts to this question.

The first is: I'm running a virtual machine guest using vmrun and nogui, when I open the VMWare Fusion application, the window library opens but subsequently also opens any window of a running VM. Is there a way to prevent this?

Secondly, but related: Once it does pop up or I have that separate VM Window open, is there a way to close the window such that it does not suspend or shutdown the vm i.e. convert it back to nogui mode?

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This may help you: How do snapshots work in VMware Workstation? | TechRepublic –  Victor Barbu Sep 12 '12 at 21:57
    
Thanks for the reply Victor, but I'm unfortunately not looking for snapshots. Good info though. –  Chris Sep 13 '12 at 16:15

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I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like this answer on AskDifferent might be what you're looking for:

An additional way, you can start up the VMs you want and then force quit VMware Fusion using Command+Option+Shift+Esc

The GUI quits but the VMs run in the background. To manage these VMs you can start VMware fusion again as usual and it will show you what's currently running.

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