“⌘ + w” in VMWare has been frustrating me for months. The situation goes something like this:

  • I have a VM open and active
  • I hit “⌘ + W” like an idiot
  • My VM starts suspending, forcing me to wait for suspending and resuming to complete

I needed a way to stop myself from accidentally closing my VMs multiple times per week.

The Fix

It’s pretty simple, we just remap “⌘ + w” to something else like “⌘ + ⇧ + w” in System Preferences. First, open System Preferences and go to Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Application Shortcuts. Use “File->Close” as the menu title and VMWare Fusion as the application.

Keyboard Shortcuts