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Mouse working in VM OS, but how do I get it back to Host OS

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Old 18th August 2008, 18:08
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I am loading Linux in Virtual PC. The get the mouse to work in the VM session, I had to click in the VM window. I have done several tasks and it is loading my OS in the VM session. However, now I don't know how to get the mouse to work back in the host OS. All I can do is move the mouse to the edge of the VM window.

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Press "CTRL" and "ALT" together to release the mouse...
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By default, the Host key both in Virtual PC and Virtual Server is the Right Alt. Pressing it will release the mouse from the VM back to the host. The same when you go full screen and you want to go back to windowed mode.
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By default, the Host key both in Virtual PC and Virtual Server is the Right Alt. Pressing it will release the mouse from the VM back to the host. The same when you go full screen and you want to go back to windowed mode.
Whoops - my apologies - I was talking VMWare again...
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Have you installed vmware tools on your VM?
One of the benefits is that, with VMware tools installed, the mouse and keyboard should automatically release when you mouse back to your host machine.

But if not, the Ctrl-Alt pair mentioned above should always release your mouse.

Note that VMware tools are OS specific and when an OS is updated, it may be a while before there is a new VMware tools to match. (I've always used the last working version with no harm done even if they don't completely install; do so at your own risk!).

VMware tools are installed on the virtual machine itself, not in the console. Each VM you create needs it's own installaiton. The installer is located on the console under the Vm menu item

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Dude, we're talking VirtualPC here... Not VMWare.
There are VM Additions available for VirtualPC, but they don't work that good with Linux...
@demanlov: try to install the VM additions, see if it will work ...
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