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Disable Promiscous Mode Authentication VMware Fusion

Disable Promiscous Mode Authentication VMware Fusion

Recently I have been doing a lot of testing and work in VMware Fusion (Version 8.1).  However everytime I power on a VM that needs promiscous mode, I am presented with a prompt “A Virtual Machine is attempting to monitor all Network Traffic” and I have to enter my password. This is starting to become frustrating, so I decided I needed to find a way to disable this Authentication request for Fusion. The easiest way is to simply enter a command in the terminal app. sudo touch "/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/promiscAuthorized" Make sure Fusion is closed when you run the command. Once you have run the command, close the terminal window and open the VMware Fusion app again. You will now be able to power on all your VMs without ever being prompted for a password again.

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VMware Fusion 3/4 - Hidden game of PONG

VMware Fusion 3/4 – Hidden game of PONG

This little easter egg has apparently been around for a while, but I never knew about it. To enable the hidden easter egg in VMware Fusion 3, hold down Shift-Control-Command-Option and press V. You will then be relieving your childhood playing pong.  This is really cool.

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Screen flicker in VMware Fusion 4.x

Screen flicker in VMware Fusion 4.x

Lately I have been having issues with the screen in my VM running under Fusion flickering. This is particularly annoying when working in Visio and trying to draw up a diagram. It is not good for the eyes 🙂 The below screenshot shows the issue I have been experiencing: To stop the flicker enter the VM settings and turn off 3D Acceleration under the Display configuration.  You will need to Power off the VM before you can make this change.  Once the VM is powered on the screen will no longer flicker, therefore saving your eyesight 🙂

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