LKBEN10764: Mouse is stuck inside VMWare Console - Key combination to switch back to host system


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You work inside a VMWare Virtual Machine via Console Window and want to get back to your host system

Cause

by design

Solution

Once you work inside a console window of a VMware Virtual Machine, your Mouse sticks to that console window.

Press CTL + ALT and you get your host control back without blocking your VM-Window.

This key combination is shown in the VMware Infrastructure Client in the status bar (either to the lower right on the infrastructure client, to the lower left on a pop up console window).

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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