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This has been driving me crazy for awhile. I like to keep most apps pinned to specific, separate virtual desktops (or whatever Apple calls them... "Spaces?"). Using the Keyboard control panel, under Mission Control, I've mapped Switch to Desktop $X to Control-$X, where $X is the number of the desktop. This usually works fine.

Except that VMWare Fusion (in fullscreen mode) creates its own virtual desktop. When you call up Mission Control, you can see that (at least on my machine) it appends an additional desktop to the list of available desktops. This additional desktop does not appear in the list in the Keyboard control panel, so while I can get to it using, e.g., Move right a space, I can't actually assign a keyboard shortcut to it (e.g., Ctrl-6).

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.5 and VMWare Fusion 4.1.3. Anybody have any ideas? The workaround I have at the moment is to do Ctrl-$X to the desktop to the left of the VMWare desktop and then Ctrl-rightarrow to move to it.

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I did some searching and found this link.


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No. That says nothing about VMWare's odd virtual desktop behavior. –  Dan Barowy Feb 24 '13 at 19:12

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