The forward and back buttons work when connected to the laptop via Remote Desktop.
This indicates a problem with mouse drivers on the laptop.
This is yet another Lenovo / VMware workstation compatibility issue.
The Realtek audio drivers cause the mouse to fail completely.
Something else causes forward and back buttons to fail.
VMware and Lenovo need to get together and fix these issues.
Thank you very much for reporting the compatibility issue. Would you please provide more details so that we can get more information? e.g. the Lenovo model/realtek audio driver; The host/guest OS version; VMware.log.
What do you want from the log? It's over 3,000 lines long.
This still doesn't work. Along with many other things.
Is VMware Workstation 12 Pro a lemon?
VMware Workstation Pro 12 IS a LEMON. I loaded the same virtual machine in the FREE version of VMware Workstation 12 Player, and the forward and back buttons on the mouse work.
What changed on the host?
VMware Workstation Pro 12 is defective.
Is VMware's official response that VMware Workstation Pro 12 is not compatible with some Lenovo laptops with external Logitech mice?
I had hopes when I installed the latest 12.1.1 update. But forward and back buttons on an external mouse still do not work. Here's waiting for the NEXT update.
This issue is RESOLVED.
I installed the latest release - 12.1.1 build 3770994.
Verified the line in the VMX file read as follows:
usb.generic.allowHID = "FALSE"
Removed these 2 lines from the VMX file:
mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"
mouse.vusb.useBasicMouse = "FALSE"
Then reinstalled the USB controller for the VM guest.
I hope this helps anyone else with this issue.
Spoke too soon.
It only works when connected to the host via Remote Desktop from another computer. Since this works and the touchpad works, the problem seems to be with the USB connected mouse. But this configuration DOES work with VMware Player 12.
Some help from VMware would be great.
When will this problem be fixed?
Could you try to upgrade to WS 12.5 and check whether this issue is still existing?
I did that a few days ago. Same problem.
Same Problem here, no back/forward button in guest
VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.1 build-4542065
Lenovo T540P Notebook
Logitech Mouse M705
Win 8.1 Host
Ubuntu 16.04 Guest
I have Logitech mouse.
With Workstation 12.5 was working fine
But i've made update to 12.5.2 and it's not working anymore.
So i think it's Workstation Problem not Mouse drivers.
Adding in VMX those three lines didn't help.