I can't figure out how to get VMware to start up in unity mode. Is this possible? I want the guess OS to startup in unity mode, with selected application(s). I am using VMware workstation on the the local machine.

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  • Do you mean you don't know how to enter Unity mode or how to start a new app when in Unity mode? – gronostaj Jul 1 '13 at 18:00
  • I am sorry let me clarify. I want to run the app in unity on the guest OS startup. – nate Jul 1 '13 at 18:55
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    Why so much white space? – jth41 Jul 1 '13 at 19:43
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    @jth41 IDK but it is bothering me..... – nate Jul 1 '13 at 19:46
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    @nate I cropped the white space from the image. Feel free to roll back your question if this white space had a deeper meaning which was unclear to me – nixda Jul 1 '13 at 20:20

You can run entire desktop in Unity mode, but not single apps. To use Unity you have to install VMware Tools in the guest OS first, then click the Unity mode button in VMware. All windows will be switched to the Unity mode and guest's Start menu will appear.

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  • Okay but how do I do this at startup on the guest OS? – nate Jul 1 '13 at 20:01
  • You have to have an app running in order to run unity, other wise the button for unity is disabled. – nate Jul 1 '13 at 20:07
  • So you want to start VM in Unity mode? You were asking how to start up an application in Unity mode, not VM... – gronostaj Jul 1 '13 at 20:28
  • You still have to start the application, before you can enable unity mode. But yes how do you start up the VM in unity mode on the guest os startup? – nate Jul 1 '13 at 20:35

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