VMWare 2.06 bug: cursor becomes like paint brush

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 4miler, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. 4miler macrumors member

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    Has anyone experienced a bug in VMWare with Windows XP where suddenly the cursor starts acting like a paint brush.

    e.g. if I click the Windows start button - rather than the application menu popping up, instead, if I move the cursor over the area where the menu should appear, the cursor acts as a paint brush that paints the portions of the menu as I move the cursor over the screen. What appears is only a graphic image, as there is no ability to interact with the portions of the screen that are painted in.

    I have to re-start, and it usually goes away, but there are times when re-starting does not solve the problem.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    VMware 2.06? Any way you slice it, that version's old. VMware Workstation for Windows is at version 7, and VMWare Fusion for Mac is at version 3.1... is there a reason you have not upgraded?
     
  3. 4miler thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, MacRumors is a Mac site, so it is 2.06 for Mac. I use VMWare Fusion for Mac with Windows XP only to run Quickbooks accounting software - nothing else. Since 2.06 was (for many months) working perfectly for me, I saw no reason to upgrade.

    I look forward to any further comments.
     
  4. willieva macrumors 6502

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    First upgrade to the latest version of fusion. If that doesn't fix the problem check the vmware site for info or submit a help request. They're quite good about figuring things out.
     

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