Step-by-Step Guide to Disable Relative Mouse in VMWare

This guide provides a step-by-step solution to disabling the relative mouse in VMWare. It is specifically designed for developers but can be applied to anyone with a basic understanding of computer systems. Let's get started.


  1. Open VMWare Fusion.
  2. Choose the virtual machine from the library or from the list of recently opened virtual machines.
  3. After the virtual machine is opened, click on Virtual Machine in the top menu bar.
  4. Go to Virtual Machine Settings from the drop-down options.
  5. On the left-hand side bar, click on Advanced.
  6. Now, click on Mouse in the left-hand side bar.
  7. At the bottom in the mouse settings section, uncheck the Enable relative mouse option.
  8. This should successfully disable relative mouse in VMWare.


What is a relative mouse?

A relative mouse is a type of mouse navigation that provides the mouse cursor to move relative to the existing position. It allows the mouse cursor to trace the exact movement of the mouse. This technique is used when controlling a gun in a game or any other objects founf in gaming applications.

How can I tell which type of mouse I'm using?

You can easily tell which type of mouse you are using by observing the way it moves on the screen. If your mouse cursor moves along with your hand and the motion is always relative to the original position of the cursor, then you are using a relative mouse.

Do I have to use relative mouse?

No, you don't have to use a relative mouse. If you find it difficult to control your mouse using relative position, then you can disable this feature from your virtual machine. It is important to note that games specifically designed for relative mouse movement will only work properly if this feature is enabled.

Can I change the mouse speed in VMWare?

Yes, you can adjust the mouse speed in VMWare. To make changes to the mouse speed, open Virtual Machine Settings and select Mouse in the left-hand side bar. You should find a slider that allows you to adjust the speed of the mouse.

Is it possible to use a physical mouse in VMWare?

Yes, you can use a physical mouse in VMWare. This can be done by simply connecting a USB mouse to your virtual machine and enabling the mouse to be shared across devices.

How can I share my clipboard between the host and guest machines?

To enable the clipboard to be shared between the host and guest machines, open Virtual Machine Settings from the top menu bar and select Sharing. Next, enable the Share clipboard between host and guest option.,Relative%20Mouse%20option%20to%20off.

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