Sluggish Mouse Movement in VMWare Virtual Machine

Posted: March 28th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: VMWare | Tags: | No Comments »

If mouse movement is sluggish or kind of laggy in your virtual machine, even after installing VMWare tools, the following procedure could possibly fix it.

  • In the virtual machine, right-click the desktop and go to Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Troubleshoot
  • Move the Hardware Acceleration slider all the way to full.

How to copy/paste text into a virtual machine through a Remote Desktop

Posted: October 28th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: VMWare | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Copy/Pasting text from your own local machine to a virtual machine through a remote desktop will not work directly.
A simple workaround to this is to first paste to a Notepad instance running on the remote desktop machine and then from there into the virtual machine.