4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2019 8:08 AM by wila

    Can you help with Strange Issues after upgrading OS to Mojave

    Innerchaos Lurker

      I rarely upgrade because whenever you upgrade nothing ever works again....so begins my plight

       

      I just upgraded to Mojave. then I tried to go to each of my VM's and none of them were responsive to input from keyboard or touchpad.

      If I use the Send Key feature the system, ( VM ) sees that key stroke or combination eg Ctrl-Alt-Del

       

      if I run in Unity I can use the system normally - everything works.

       

      I was running Version 8.XX of VMware but figured there was some compatibility issue with Mojave so I upgraded to 11.xx

       

      Same problem the VM's only work in Unity.  I run 3 OS's on vm for various machines and prefer to run in full screen mode.

       

      BTW same goes for Single window mode no response from keyboard or mouse...

       

      Also the pointer changes from an Arrow to a Hand when I start the VM in either Fullscreen or Singlewindow ,

       

      Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

        • 1. Re: Can you help with Strange Issues after upgrading OS to Mojave
          wila Guru
          User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

          Hi,

           

          Please see if the following thread helps:

           

          Keyboard and Mouse not working in VMWare Fusion guests

           

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          Wil

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          | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
          | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
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          • 2. Re: Can you help with Strange Issues after upgrading OS to Mojave
            Innerchaos Lurker

            This did not work for me. I ensured that System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy : has VMWare Fusion checked ( allow the apps below to control your computer )

             

            I shut down VMware completely and then restarted - still the same result

             

            I even went ahead and installed a new OS or VM and the same exact result.

             

            when the OS is booting it starts normal and then once it is completely up the Pointer changes to a hand and I cannot interact with the VM

             

            as soon as I change to Unity I can interact and work with the VM

            • 3. Re: Can you help with Strange Issues after upgrading OS to Mojave
              Innerchaos Lurker

              I figured it out finally

               

              For some reason the Mouse Button or touchpad left click was locked as pressed....

               

              I ended up seeing a message flash for the briefest of seconds on the Title Bar of the Single VIew screen that said to release mouse button click CTRL and Command.

               

              I clicked Control and Command and voila all works as designed.

              • 4. Re: Can you help with Strange Issues after upgrading OS to Mojave
                wila Guru
                User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

                Hi,

                 

                Hmm... the only "Control+Command" key press I know about is the one from VMware that allows you to leave the VM.

                 

                That is almost always only needed if you did not install VMware Tools in the guest, as moving in and out of the guest works transparently after installing VMware Tools.

                Could it be that you have not yet installed VMware Tools?

                 

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                Wil

                | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                | Twitter @wilva
                | VMware Wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com