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Wondering why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both capture the mouse inside the Virtual Machine? Virtual PC 2007 works quite well if doesn't

Wondering why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both capture the mouse inside the Virtual Machine? Virtual PC 2007 works quite well if doesn't

I wonder why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both "capture" and bound the mouse pointer to the Virtual Machine and not let it come out, and needing to press RIGHT CTRL key or CTRL-ALT to come out.

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Guest [Entry]

"Mouse is captured only until you install virtual machine additions. They include driver for virtual mouse and then mouse can be freely moved between host and guest.

Some versions of Windows (Vista, Windows 7, preconfigured Windows XP) already come with drivers for some virtual machine hosts and that is reason why you don't see this issue there. However, if you try to install clean version of e.g. Windows XP, you would have same mouse capturing (until you install VM additions)."
Guest [Entry]

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Guest [Entry]

I wonder why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both "capture" and bound the mouse pointer to the Virtual Machine and not let it come out, and needing to press RIGHT CTRL key or CTRL-ALT to come out.
Guest [Entry]

"Mouse is captured only until you install virtual machine additions. They include driver for virtual mouse and then mouse can be freely moved between host and guest.

Some versions of Windows (Vista, Windows 7, preconfigured Windows XP) already come with drivers for some virtual machine hosts and that is reason why you don't see this issue there. However, if you try to install clean version of e.g. Windows XP, you would have same mouse capturing (until you install VM additions)."