Shutting down vs. suspend VM Fusion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Deecy, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Deecy macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    New York City
    When I installed VM Fusion and Windows XP (2) on my 13" MacBook I was told that I could exit Windows by selecting "suspend guest" from the drop-down menus, but when I do, I get a humungous "click triangle", and it sits there in the center of my screen until I click on it . . . . which boots up Windows again!
    The only way I can close Windows is by going to the Fusion menu and selecting "shut down Fusion".
    Also, I notice that I can't always activate or click on the Mac menu bar at the top of Windows to see those choices. In fact, when it does appear, it appears rather 'ghostly' and maybe only half of it appears - and is completely without function. When I jiggle the mouse pointer around awhile, it may appear, then I can shut down Windows.

    Thanks for any expert advice.

  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    If you're running your virutal machine in a single window, you can simply click on the red circle and close it like you would any other Mac window. That closes your virtual machine (Windows XP, in your case) and leaves VMWare Fusion running in the dock.

    When I'm done using Windows, I do what you do -- "Quit VMWare Fusion". This closes my virtual machine and then closes VMWare Fusion.

    In either case, I've set my preference in VMWare so that when I close a virtual machine, it suspends it automatically.

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