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VMware Fusion Goes 1.1.1, Gains Minor Usability Feature

VMware FusionOne thing that constantly throws me off with my Synergy setup is when I cut and paste between my Mac and my Windows box. On the Mac, copy is Command-X, paste is Command-V. On the PC, it’s Ctrl-X for copy, Ctrl-V for paste. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve flubbed a copy and paste operation due to this difference.

What does this have to do with VMware Fusion? Glad you asked. VMware Fusion for the Mac dynamically maps the Mac equivalent keyboard commands for dealing with the clipboard into their Windows-equivalent commands. Prior to the 1.1.1 release, this only happened in Unity mode, now it happens in all modes!

VMware Fusion 1.1.1 also fixes more than a dozen other bugs, so it’s a worthwhile upgrade if you’re already on the VMware Fusion train. I’ve pretty much stopped using Parallels in favor of VMware as of late. The ability to generate VMs that I can use on VMware Player on a PC has proven to be an insanely useful tool!

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