Ok, so I have narrowed the issue down a bit. It turns out it only happens when I'm using a third party bluetooth mouse. In my case it's a Logitec Master. The Apple Majic mouse doesn't cause the problem and neither does a wired mouse. So it's something to do with the way Fusion is handling the bluetooth device. Again, the issue wasn't present with the last version of Fusion I was running and so I'm assuming it's not anything to do with Logitec's implementation or software.
It's like as soon as I re-focus on Fusion it's thinking there has been a mouse click off screen and as soon as I make a Windows click, Fusion is making it a 'shift-click' and so dragging a marquee or making a range selection. If the click happens to include the header bar of a window, then that window jumps all over.
Long shot, but have you tried changing the mouse optimization preference? It may be set on 'always optimize for games'.
Thanks for the reply... Yes, I've already been there and it's not set for gaming, never has been. VMware support are now involved, I'll let you know if I get a resolution.
I have the same issue. I too am using Logitech MX Master. Coincidence?
I'll try using a wired Lenovo mouse lying about at work.
Same issue here, but I have a wired Logitech mouse, model RX1000.
This is driving me crazy... by now I have unintentionally dragged and dropped mail folders in Outlook (and having lo clue where they had disappeared), unintentionally selected dozens of cells in Excel (and deleting their content... hopefully we have Ctrl+z), unintentionally selecting text in Word, etc.; all just by switching between the MAC and one of my 2 Windows 10 VMs (or between the two VMs).
It does not happen all the time, though. Sometimes I just switch between the VMs and everything works as expected. Unfortunately, the bug is there most of the times.
It can also happen that when I switch from a VM to another (or from MacOs to a VM, I have to left click 4 times to be able to select an application from the Windows Taskbar. And when it happens, the clicks are interpreted as follows:
1st left click => focus on VM
2nd left click => interpreted as RIGHT click, showing me the options for that application (the ones including "Unpin from taskbar")
3rd left click => interpreted as left click, thus closing the app options popup
4th left click => interpreted as left click, finally I can do some work.
From this point on, until I stay on the same VM, the mouse clicks and movements are ok.
I shall insist on the fact that this does not always happen, but it happens most of the time.
Although Fusion has always had some bugs, this is utterly annoying.
My gear is the following:
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
- Processor: 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
- Memory: 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2 G
- 2 external DELL monitors
- VmWare Fusion 11.5
- MacOS Catalina 10.15 (19A602)
- 2 Windows 10 VMs (both Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418)
- Keyboard: Microsoft Digital Media Pro
- Mouse: Logitech RX1000
I can confirm that a wired mouse works flawlessly while my bluetooth mouse (Logitech MX Master) has this problem
I can maybe try with another wired mouse (other than Logitech, of course)
all the people saying they have a problem say they have a Logitech mouse. My wired mouse is Lenovo and it works OK.
I found an old (and dirty... bleargh) Dell mouse, and I experience the exact same issues. I contracted tetanus for nothing
I'm quite sick and tired of having to click 4 times, staring attentively at the screen to detect what the "ghost select and move" does, before being able to work on the VM...
no acknowledgement from VMware either?
issue is still there, anyone has a clue?
OK so VMware tech support have confirmed to me that they are aware of this issue and that it affects Logitech mouses in multi monitor setups. I have opened a case and uploaded my logs, will inform once I learn more.