Vmware workstation 16, windows 10 host, fedora 33 guest w/KDE

fedora 32 + kde worked fine under vmware workstation 16. fedora 33 + kde fails in so many different ways it is difficult to know what to report nor to whom it should be reported. likely a vmware problem but still looking for any workarounds? e.g. turning off graphics acceleration (doesn’t work), not running maximized (doesn’t work), booting an older kernel (doesn’t work).