How to stop VMWare Fusion 3.0 running in the background while starting up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seasurfer, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    I just installed VM Fusion 3.0, it is really much faster running Windows Vista with it.

    Anyway, my main issue is, when I opened Activity Monitor, I realized that VMF 3.0 runs in the background when the computer start, is there anyway to totally shut it off if I am not using it?

    Also, on the top right tool bar, there is a "bi-head" arrow of VMF 3.0, how to get rid of it?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Have you tried something like this? Instructions may be slightly different due to different OS's but the point is there.
  3. JavierP macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2008
    1) Install
    2) Disable com.vmware.launchd.vmware
    3) To stop vmware run this command from terminal

    sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/ --stop

    4) To start it

    sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/ --start
  4. aresinferno macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Click on the icon in the menu bar and it should show the "start" menu. Then click on "Applications Menu Settings" at the bottom of the menu and a window should pop up. Make sure you are in the first tab and change the dropdown to never or only when VMWare is running.
  5. psid macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Sorry to bring this old thread up but VMware Fusion components running in the background was something bothering me as well. I recently created my own solution for this and I have posted a guide here:

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