Appreciate all the advice....still no joy....mouse moves within the VM window, but clicks do nothing....same with touchpad. Im glad I only got the trial version cuz it’s not gonna be worth it....very frustrating day trying to get it to work....
Sad to hear it still isn't working for you.
While developing software for macOS Catalina and testing their new security frameworks I found that it does not always work exactly the same each time.
If you have tried the above then the best advice I can give for the moment is to go to the Applications folder in Finder.
Then drag VMware Fusion to the Bin in order to uninstall.
Reboot your mac, just to make sure nothing is left running and then re-install Fusion again.
It might not help, but it would be one of the things I would try.
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Still no joy, although when I reinstalled, my previous VMs were there, so I’m not sure it actually removed.....thanks for the advice nonetheless....
Let me ask you this, does the keyboard work?
If you go into settings of the vm, change the profile of the mouse, to anything else, does it work then?
Keyboard works, but tried all mouse profiles to no avail.....
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You're not going to believe this. I just upgraded from Fusion 7 to 11.5 and my trackpad mouse stopped working in my virtual machine. The pointer moved but I could not click or right click. Searched the VMWare site for solutions and came across this topic. I checked my Accessibility settings and Fusion was there and checked. So I decided to try deleting it to see what would happen and low and behold my mouse now clicks and right clicks! Fusion warned me to fix my accessibility settings when I started up the VM but I ignored it and everything is working fine. Completely counter intuitive but it works. Perhaps someone here can explain this because I can't. I checked my accessibility settings while the VM is running and Fusion appears again in the list but is unchecked. I am running Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012). I am posting this in case anyone wants to try this if other solutions haven't worked out for them.
I upgraded from Fusion 10.1 to 11.5 on a Retina Late-2012 MBP. I followed leoragen's suggestion and I was able to get my mouse back!
Also in Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Input Monitoring - make sure that VMware Fusion is listed and checked. This is a Catalina parameter.