With cycle monitor, do you mean switch between virtual machines?
That option has been in Workstation 12 and most likely much earlier (but I can’t check that here)
IIRC then on a windows host I have also been able to swipe from one VM to another using the trackpad, but I might misremember as I do this all the time on VMware Fusion. Down there it is a very important part of my workflow.
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