3 Select whether Workstation Player suspends or powers off a virtual machine

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3 Select whether Workstation Player suspends or powers off a virtual machine when you close it. Option Description Suspend the virtual machine Workstation Player suspends the virtual machine. The next time you start Workstation Player, the virtual machine resumes operation from the point where it was suspended. Power off the virtual machine Workstation Player powers off the virtual machine. The next time you start Workstation Player, the virtual machine starts from a powered-off state and the guest operating system starts. 4 Click OK to save your changes. Using VMware Workstation Player for Windows VMware, Inc. 56
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Changing the Virtual Machine Display 8 You can change the way Workstation Player displays virtual machines and virtual machine applications. You can use full screen mode to make the virtual machine display fill the screen and use multiple monitors. You can also use Unity mode to display applications directly on the host system desktop. This chapter includes the following topics: n Configure Display Settings for a Virtual Machine n Use Full Screen Mode in Workstation Player n Use Unity Mode n Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine in Workstation Player Configure Display Settings for a Virtual Machine You can specify monitor resolution settings, configure multiple monitors, and select accelerated graphics capabilities for a virtual machine. You can use the multiple-monitor feature when the virtual machine is in full screen mode. For Windows guests, to use DirectX 9 accelerated graphics, the guest operating system must be Windows XP or later. To use DirectX 10 accelerated graphics, the guest operating system must be Windows Vista or later. Prerequisites n Verify that the latest version of VMware Tools is installed in the guest operating system. n Verify that the guest operating system in the virtual machine is Windows XP or higher, or Linux. n If you plan to use DirectX 9 or DirectX 10 accelerated graphics, prepare the host system. See Prepare the Host System to Use 3D Accelerated Graphics . n If you are using Windows 8.1 (Update 2) or Windows 10, Workstation Player detects the DPI on each monitor and scales the virtual machine to match the DPI on the host. Procedure 1 Select the virtual machine and select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings . VMware, Inc. 57
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2 On the Hardware tab, select Display . 3 (Optional) To run applications that use DirectX 9 or DirectX 10 accelerated graphics, select Accelerate 3D graphics . 4 Specify whether host settings determine the number of monitors. Option Description Use host setting for monitors When you select this setting, the SVGA driver uses two monitors, a maximum bounding box width of 3840, and a maximum bounding box height of 1920. The virtual machine is configured to have a minimum of two 1920x1200 monitors, in a side-by-side topology, in both normal and rotated orientations. If the host system has more than two monitors, the virtual machine uses the number of monitors on the host system instead. If the host system's bounding box is wider or taller than the defaults, the virtual machine uses the larger size. You should select this
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