1) The mouse icon does not correctly change color to
show itself on any background.
url=http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=91374&messageID=683613#683613OS X doesn't support XOR cursors[/url]
I don't know about the other issues.
Interesting, thanks for the report.
1: It's the XOR problem, but I (respectfully) disagree with Ben on what we should do about it: He says "The only way to fix it would be to disable the hardware cursor and render our own cursor in software whenever an AND/XOR cursor would be used" and goes on to say it would be slower; IMHO that's exactly what we should do. Slow and correct is better than fast and incorrect; a fast invisible cursor isn't so helpful! The workaround in the thread that Eric linked will help (namely, svga.noHWCursor = "YES") but we can and should do better.
2 and 3: Are you running in Unity mode, or fullscreen or windowed? I can't think of how we'd be causing #3, but #2 could be related to our drag & drop code. If you end the VMwareUser process in the VM, do you still see this problem? (That's a relatively blunt approach; if it does help, we can try a more subtle way of disabling it.)
1: Thanks. I'm glad it's being considered, as I personally find it annoying in VS and I'm sure others experience it in other apps. Thanks also for pointing out the workaround, which works perfectly.
2 & 3: I tested in Unity, fullscreen and windowed and both these bugs occur in all view modes. Killing VMwareUser doesn't seem to make any difference and both bugs still occur. Personally, I find the flicker bug particularly annoying as it interferes with the functionality of Visual Studio (I can't drop widgets onto small forms unless I pin the toolbox tab so it is always visible). The redraw bug, 3, doesn't bother me at all, but I thought I should point it out as if it occurs in other apps graphic designers use then it would be an important issue.