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Mouse does not work in Windows: troubleshooting mouse issues in Virtual Machines

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

You experience one of the following mouse issues:

  • Mouse is not properly (or entirely) functioning in virtual machine
  • Third-party mouse drivers' related issue
  • Mouse pointer unexpected behaviour
  • Issues with migrated/converted virtual machine

Resolution

  • Mouse is not properly (or entirely) functioning in virtual machine:

    #4823 Mouse synchronization does not work properly

    #112939 Mouse and keyboard drivers in Windows Virtual Machine

    #112076 Mouse synchronization does not work between Mac OS and Virtual Machine

    #112466 Sliding mouse does not work

    #112446 Sliding Mouse, Dynamic Resolution and Coherence still do not work for Windows 8 after updating PD7 to build 14924

  • Third-party mouse drivers' related issues:

    #5853 Problem with Logitech keyboard and mouse after Parallels Desktop upgrade

    #114322 Unable to use Logitech Performance MX mouse back button in Internet Explorer in Windows VM

  • Mouse pointer unexpected behaviour:

    #113880 Mouse cursor disappears after resuming Windows VM from Suspended mode

    #114484 Mouse flickers in Coherence mode after upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion

    #114529 Mouse pointer flickering when switching the application in Coherence mode

  • Issues with migrated/converted virtual machines:

    #8246 Keyboard and mouse do not work after migration from VMware to Parallels Desktop

    #8152 Smart mouse does not work after VMware tools removal




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