Windows 10: Unity Mode Fix for W10 VMware VM's on Linux Hosts Solved

  1.    12 Jan 2015 #1

    Unity Mode Fix for W10 VMware VM's on Linux Hosts


    Hi there

    This seems to work fine for Windows 10 VM's on some Linux Hosts.

    1) Uninstall VMware tools on the VM - shut down but don't re-power on
    2) uninstall open-vm-tools on your HOST machine - typically as root or sudo yum autoremove open-vm-tools or whatever it is in your distro.
    3) reboot the host
    4) power on the W10 VM
    5) install VMware tools
    6) re-start the W10 again

    Solved -- now Unity is working !!!

    Here's mine running W10 on Centos 7 Host - Menu shown and EXCEL 2010 on the CENTOS desktop. Menu auto hides - just mouse point top left hand corner of screen. Brilliant way of running Windows VM's -- I think the whole Unity mode has been vastly underplayed - especially when you have several monitors !!!!.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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