Mouse pointer disappears, when over textboxes or texteditor in VMWare

When I use a Windows 7 x64 computer and start a Remote Desktop session to a machine running Windows 7 x64 with VMWare 7. De mouse pointer disappears in the VMWare guest running Windows XP, when over textboxes or texteditors.

I found the solution at: http://wiert.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/rdp-to-vmware-host-running-an-xp-guest-invisible-mouse-cursor-on-text-editors/

 

Solution

Change the mouse pointer scheme to "Windows Black (system scheme)"

Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers > Windows Black (system scheme)

26 Comments

  1. James

    ledgend!!
    Solution

    Change the mouse pointer scheme to “Windows Black (system scheme)”

    Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers > Windows Black (system scheme)

    Tags: VMWare

  2. Bobby

    Discovered this blog to be a solution to my problem on April 3, 2016. Tried VMware 10 and VMware 12 both had issues. Must be an implementation problem for the WinXP OS. Thank you for the solution!

  3. Kocho

    If you don’t like the way the “black” scheme looks (I don’t, the cursor is thick and dark in text editors), select Windows Standard (large) (system scheme) and it seems to work and give me a nicer-looking pointer.

  4. Mujah

    Wow Still works, 🙂 thanks
    8 years and Microsoft has this issue, seems low priority .

    My Issue was:
    Platform: both side Windows 10,
    With multiple monitor and on second monitor mouse disappears on Visual studio code editor.

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