VMware cursor position doesn't match screen coordinates

Hi all,

I am having problems using the mouse in virtual environments such as VMware Player (v7) and vSphere Client (v5.5_.

The problem is occurring only on Windows 8.1 Pro, as on my other computer which runs Windows 7 everything works ok.

Tried to set for the VMs USB compatibility to USB 2.0 or to reinstall VMWare Tools but to no avail.

"Cursor appears and is mobile, but screen coordinates are wrong; can't click on anything.  If you happen to see a button or menu item highlight from mouseover, click will work, but cursor is far away. "(this was a similar issue on Linux long time ago..)

Can you please provide your feedback to this abnormal mouse behavior?

Thank you!



Edit compatibility settings for vmware.exe:

right click, Properties, Compatibility, "Disable display scaling on high DPI Settings"

(also set it to Windows 7 compatibility just to be sure)


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Last updated April 30, 2021 Views 19,828 Applies to: