Over the past year we have spent a great deal of time traveling around the country training customers and sales people on all the features of VMware Fusion 4. Without question the feature that always impressed people the most was Unity, and now with VMware Fusion 4, unity has been even further refined. With that said, let’s talk about how to enable and utilize Unity in VMware Fusion 4.
Unity Mode is a feature in VMware Fusion 4 that allows users to isolate individual Windows Applications and interact with them as though they were Mac Applications. This is perfect for those times that you want to run Windows programs side by side with Mac Apps. It’s also a great feature for those that want to have access to Windows Applications without having to interact with Windows.
You can enable unity in a few different ways.
To enable unity mode while you are in Single Window click the unity button.
To enable unity from from Full Screen, select unity from the Full Screen Menu Bar
Once you enable Unity you will see Windows fade away, and you are left with just your Windows applications, from here you can interact with your Windows Programs in exactly the same way you do your Mac apps.
You can use command tab to move between applications
Even save you Windows programs to the dock for instant access.
Once inside unity you can quickly access and launch additional Windows programs by clicking the Application Menu from the OS X Menu bar. Simply type in the Windows program you are looking for and double click to launch.
New to VMware Fusion 4 is the ability to utilize Mission Control with Unity. Simply swipe up on the track pad with three fingers to go into Mission Control.
If you would like additional information on how to best utilize Unity in VMware Fusion 4 check out the “Running Windows Programs Without Seeing Windows” video at the VMware Fusion Learning Center.