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I'm on Macbook Pro with Windows 8 installed on VM Ware Fusion (version 5.0.3). I always run W8 in full screen mode.

When I am in Apple and I want to switch to W8 (using apple key, arrow right) I always see the W8 start screen. I find this very, very annoying. Is it possible to just show my desktop instead of the start screen?

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I Always have this behavior. When in W8 and I go to Apple using apple key + arrow left and then immediate go back to W8 using apple key + arrow right, I always get the W8 start screen. I don't see the window as when I left W8.

  • Please indicate what version of VMWare Fusion. Sounds like Windows is simply locking the user because of inactivity. Please revise your question to clarify if this always happens or not – Ramhound Sep 11 '13 at 15:39
  • @Ramhound I've updated my post – Martijn Sep 11 '13 at 15:45
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    I don't have the feature list of VMWare Fusion 5 infront of me, i know that the new version of Fusion, has better Windows 8 capabilities. I can tell you that even WMWare Workstation 9 did this on Windows. – Ramhound Sep 11 '13 at 15:52
  • I don't know much about VMare, but what is Workstation 9? – Martijn Sep 11 '13 at 16:02
  • This is probably because VMWare translates the Apple key as Windows key and that one naturally pops up Modern UI. You'll either have to change VMWare to accept a different key combination to switch between systems or find some software that lets you switch the Windows key functionality to a different key or just live with it. – Zerobinary99 Sep 11 '13 at 16:16
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VMWare translates the Apple key as Windows key and that one naturally pops up Modern UI. You can either change VMWare to accept a different key combination to switch between systems or find some software that lets you switch the Windows key functionality to a different key.

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