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VMware and Ctrl-Z

I use VMware for running legacy Windows-only software. It’s generally a fine product, but there’s one piece of UI design that just drives me insane. What are the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts on a Windows system? Probably cut, copy, paste, and undo. Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-Z. In the VMware client, however, Ctrl-Z is “suspend the virtual machine immediately, without even a warning dialog”. So if you realize you made a mistake in your Windows app, click on the VMware window to bring it to the front, and then type Ctrl-Z, the entire VM is immediately suspended to disk.…

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