Did you upgrade the virtual hardware?
Also, are you launching the VM on the second window, or dragging it there from the main screen?
Why do I always regret upgrading?
Upgraded this morning and have the same issue with multiple linux VM's although it doesn't make a difference if I am using an external monitor of the macbook pro monitor.
Tried to upgrade one of the VM's to the latest hardware version and that makes no difference.
This is extremely frustrating, I was hoping to get some work done. How does something this basic get messed up?
I did update the VMWare tools as well as the hardware version to the latest. No difference.
I ended up uninstalling 11.5.1 and re-installed the previous version 11.5.0 and I am back in business.
I will wait for the next update now.
I have this exact same issue with my single MacBook monitor in my Windows VM. After 11.5.1 the cursor on most apps is off and above what I'm needing to click.
This is a show stopper and must be fixed VMWARE. Can we please get some feedback???
I also have issues with the cursor on my Windows machines. This is for a virtual machine that uses 1x resolution, and is then scaled to the builtin retina monitor on my MacBook. For me, it seems to depend on the cursor in use. A standard mouse cursor is accurate, having it change to another shape, like a resizer, it suddenly jumps about a cursor size to the left and up. Really irritating, and should be fixed soon.
My suspicion is that Fusion generates does something with the cursor handling, and that during that translation the anchor point is wrongly placed, and so the cursor shown at the wrong position.
I have now done some additional testing, and the cursor issues are clearly related to Retina scaling.
When I set the external monitor to 2x resolution, and the virtual machine to "Use full resolution for Retina Display", I see also the 20 to 30 pixel offset between cursor and point on the display.
Setting the external monitor to use 1x resolution, and my cursor problems disappear.