Check in your Mouse Control Panel and see if the mouse hardware is listed as the VMware mouse driver or the PS/2 Mouse driver. Someone else had an issue with this in ESXi and the solution was removing the PS/2-based device.
Thank you, I'll verify and report back to you.
Hi, I've checked and I do actually have 3 (!!) mouses installed in the VM.
Here's the picture of it.
I think that maybe I have all of these mouses because this VM was initially created and installed with virtual HW version 4 and was later upgraded to version 7 virtual HW.
I'm currently installing another VM starting from the beginning with version 7 virtual HW. (same OS)
I'll let you know how it goes
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While I'm installing the guest (thus there aren't any vmware tools installed yet) I noticed that the remote console mouse behavior is quite different.
I mean that, as you all know from previous VMware "incarnations" (Workstation, Player, Server, ESXi etc etc), uless you installed the Vmware Tools , the mouse cursor is locked into the guest's window, and to release it you need to press CTRL+ALT.
On the other side, if you installed the tools you could exit the guest's window just by moving your mouse's pointer outside the guest's window.
With the remote console instead this behavior has become standard even without the tools installed.
Just an annotation, and please remember that I noticed this behavior only during an XP Pro 32bit install, I don't know if this behavior is present with other guest OSes.
Thanks for your attention,
Hi again, I've finished installing the guest and I've installed the tools.
So far the problem persists , however I've noticed 2 things:
- if I switch to the console there is a long pause as previously mentioned, however the pause is almost unnoticeable if I then keep switching on and off the guest's window
- the problem seems to be somewhat reduced if I reduce the color depth of the guest's desktop to 16 bits instead of the default 32 bits.
If I use the CTRL+G combination the switch seems to be faster.
Hope this helps!