VirtualBox

Ticket #2116 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Feature Request: Design of Mouse pointer integration

Reported by: A20_user Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.0 Keywords: mouse pointer, USB mouse
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

Host=Win-Vista, Guest=Win-XP The Guest Additions mouse pointer integration seems to be a bit dirty or at least incomplete. A real Windows always moves the visible mouse pointer regardless which one of the multiple mouse or trackpad connected to it is used. But with Guest additions and an USB mouse attached to Guest directly, the visible mouse pointer is not moved by that USB mouse, but only the (invisible) hot spot is moved. I did not test whether user applications positioning the mouse pointer see the same non-responsiveness.

Yes, to me it makes sense to give Guest its own mouse and keyboard. I do not expect to move the mouse pointer outside of Guest working area using this USB mouse.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from Design of Mouse pointer integration to Feature Request: Design of Mouse pointer integration

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Well, if mouse pointer integration is enabled, the host mouse cursor is used and the guest mouse cursor is invisible. Actually your request would be to move the host mouse cursor when the USB mouse is moved and we will not implement this. The reason is that the guest is untrusted from the host's point of view and therefore not allowed to change the position of the host mouse cursor (security check). If you really want to make both mice move the mouse cursor then disable the mouse cursor integration for the time being.

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