Ctrl + Alt + F1 in VMWare Virtual Machine

When installing a new distro on a VMWare Virtual Machine my guest OS asked me to press Ctrl + Alt + F1.
Offcourse when pressing Ctrl + Alt, VMWare released the keyboard and mouse control...

When searching for a workaround I found this solution:

Press Ctrl + Alt + Space, then release the spacebar while still holding down the Ctrl + Alt keys, then pres the F1 key.