Thinking of buying parallels to avoid this issue. Maybe the best and fastest way to address it.
Has this been resolved or is there a workaround? I just went out and purchased a wireless keyboard and mouse thinking that might be the issue.
There does not appear to be a work around that fits all or is consistent across all. Another product may be the answer.
What is the advantage of Parallels over VirtualBox? I was considering switching to VirtualBox.
I just switched to virtualbox until this is fixed. Fusion is almost unusable on my mac pro as a result of the stuck keys. Certainly disabling the touch bar greatly helps but there is still random repeated keys. Just can not live with it any more had to move.
Waiting 4 months for a fix is simply asking to be inefficient for way too long.
Fusion Version 10.1.2
Windows 7 guest
internal keyboard, internal monitor
regular stuck key experience in guest only.
VMWare - please fix
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I fixed the problem for myself. I did it by going to www.parallels.com and downloading Parallels Desktop 13 - it imported my VM and I was running in about an hour and a half. I wish I was joking that this was the best way to solve the problem but I'm not - this took way less time then I've spent troubleshooting this issue. As a bonus it's faster and using less battery.
I found another way which is to not use theVM directly at all. Forward X11 and use ssh for a console and everything seems to function properly. Well at least for myself but only after 4hrs of use but at least its usable unlike trying to use the VM directly through Fusion. I agree with Bross0 that all the time spent on this it would have been quicker just to buy a competing product.
This is driving me nuts, no workaround is usable for me.
It's been very long for VMware to provide a fix considering a lot of people have this issue and it's quite reproducible.
Comms to paying customers are poor as well since VMware hasn't kept us up to date.
I'd like to know if they have been able to reproduce the issue and what they are doing about this.
- The issue appears independent of Guest OS
- Doesn't matter if there is use of a dock/external monitor/keyboard/mouse
- Seems problems started with High Sierra? -- has this been verified?
Are there users that have this issue on macs without a touchbar?
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I gave in yesterday and followed Bross0 workaround. Simplier, easier and it does seem like the VM is faster.
I have been using VMware since Workstation v1.0 on linux in 1999, and this is the worst problem I have ever had. 6 months with no fix or even feedback is inexcusable. While it is likely the problem lies with High Sierra, VMware should have isolated it by now given the small number of configurations of the apple desktop platform.
This is a major impact on usability.
It is very disappointing that VMWare doesn't have the professionalism to acknowledge the problem and the timeline for a fix.
Looking at Parallels now...
since vmware doesn't care about their customers, I will finally switch to parallels. as a developer you cannot work with this issue and there is no acceptable workaround for it.
I have seen this issue on my iMac (no touch bar). Happens at the worst of times and really messes stuff up. I have this issue as well as the occasional BT issue reported on another thread. Ever since they outsourced Fusion development, this software feels pretty abandoned by VMWare. People have been complaining about a few different issues for some time and none of them have been fixed.