I have an XP VM in VMWare Workstation 6.5. I think read somewhere that its possible to drag windows that belong to programs running on the VM outside the VMWare window, so they act like normal desktop windows. I want to do this so I can still use all 3 monitors of my desktop for programs running on the VM. My company's VPN sortware doesn't run on 64 bit operating systems, so I have to remote in via a 32bit virtual machine.

Is this possible to do, or am I imagining things?

  • Never even realized this was possible! Definitely a feature that's worth a +100!!! (And yes, I have the same problem.) – Wim ten Brink Sep 30 '09 at 18:02
  • VirtualBox does it too. – Chris_K Sep 30 '09 at 18:06

While the VM is running, go to VMware Workstation's "View" menu and choose Unity mode.

You must have the VMware Client stuff installed in the client for this to work.

  • awesome, that does the trick. – Jeff Shattock Sep 30 '09 at 17:39
  • Oh, and I should mention that it doesn't seem to work with several combinations Vista x64 or Win7 x64 and some video cards (like my Nvidia /sob) – Chris_K Sep 30 '09 at 17:39

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