Sam1325
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Grab mouse input when cursor enters VM window

Hi!

I'am using the VMware® Workstation 15 Pro in Win 10 1809. The guest Os is Ubuntu 18.04.2

When the mouse enters the VM I have to first click for it to be captured. This means each time the VM looses focus, I have to click at least twice to do a simple task.
The mouse release however is working as expected.

I already checked the option under Edit -> Preference -> Input (Automatically grab & ungrab the mouse).

VMware tools are also installed.

Fullscreen/Widow Modes don't make any difference. (I'am using a 2 monitor setup)

Is there a fix for this? Virtual-Box can do this without any problem!

PS:

I saw there was another 1 year old thread with the same issue. But unfortunately it is unanswered: Re: Grab mouse input when cursor enters VM window

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Sam1325
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Hi!,

I did some more tests , and found out the problem exists only in a dual monitor setup. When I switch to a single monitor everything works as expected.

I usually have two monitors, and my VM is running full screen on one of them.

Can someone maybe reproduce this?

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gantzm
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I have the exact same problem.  Would love a fix.

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Mr_Dee
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Same problem here with Workstation 16 Pro, multiple monitor setup. Please fix this.

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