Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Text Select cursor disappears in VM

I helped a co-worker with this one today...

Problem: When running XP in VM Player or VM Server on VISTA, the mouse pointer disappears anytime it's placed over a word doc or text field.

Solution: Change the mouse pointer icon that is used for Text Select.

Go to Control Panel / Mouse / Pointers (tab), scroll down and highlight Text Select and click Browse.

Now choose a different icon to be used for text selection.

I suspect that it's related to the VM screen resolution and that the default I-Beam is too thin within the VM.

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