How to fix mouse offset bug in VMWare Workstation under Windows 8.1 host

Posted on Fri 12 February 2016 in vmware

There’s a bug in mouse behavior that happened to me in VMWare Workstation under Windows 8.1 host with Ubuntu 14.04 as client. When hovering mouse over something and/or selecting something by dragging, the mouse moved it’s position by some offset. See the GIF below.

VMWare bug

How to fix it?

  • Locate VMWare Workstation, right click and open Properties.
  • Under Compatibility check Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.
  • Restart VMWare Workstation.

The mouse should now behave normally.