PD 17: "Mouse pointer sticks to window edges" option stopped working after upgrade

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by KorkyPlunger, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. KorkyPlunger

    KorkyPlunger Kilo Poster

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    Disabling the "Mouse pointer sticks to window edges" stopped working after upgrade from PD 16 to PD 17 when running in full screen mode.

    I use an external monitor with my laptop open, and in PD 16 I could move my mouse cursor off the edge of my windows VM when in full-screen mode and on to my host OS on the other screen. I have the "Mouse pointer sticks to window edges" disabled.

    Starting in PD 17 this no longer works. As soon as I click to focus in the windows VM (which I run in full-screen on a single display), the mouse will stick to the edges and not let me smoothly transition to the other display running MacOS natively.

    This seems like a regression in PD 17?

    I filed technical data for this, #376220098
     
  2. ColeB

    ColeB Bit Poster

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    I'm just tagging along so I can get notified when this gets updated, cos I got the same issue.
     
  3. jeffro01

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    I'm having this EXACT same problem and it's unbelievably annoying and causing issues getting my work done. How is it this thread is 6 days old and not a single reply from Parallels? I regret ever upgrading to PD17...
     
  4. AndrewC37

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    I am seeing possibly related issue with mouse. Windows mouse pointer displays separate from Mac pointer. Edges stick even when I have them set to not stick. Mouse pointer is extremely laggy/sluggish. All around a disastrous update. Very bad regressions around mouse input. Definitely preventing me from getting work done.
     
  5. KorkyPlunger

    KorkyPlunger Kilo Poster

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    It is very frustrating, enough so that I need to downgrade to PD 16. But I don't consider it a showstopper. It's probably just one of those many regressions that happens when a major new release comes out -- it's hard to test every scenario.

    I recommend following up with a support request and filing technical data, and I hope Parallels fixes this in an upcoming release.
     
  6. ColeB

    ColeB Bit Poster

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    Did you have any issues with the downgrade? Do you have a reference link to where you did?

    I thought I saw something saying once the machine had been upgraded it couldn't be downgraded?
     
  7. JimC2

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    Hi. I'm having this issue also within the last few days. Seems to have started when parallels tools updated maybe ? Very frustrating
     
  8. KorkyPlunger

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    Yes, it is quite frustrating. I have Slack running in MacOS on one monitor while I run full-screen parallels in another. I used to copy-paste all the time between the two, and switch back and forth simply by moving my mouse onto the other monitor and clicking, neither of which I can do anymore without physically switching out of parallels and back to Mac OS.
     
  9. zainu

    zainu

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    hello guys I hope you all are doing fine I'm having this issue for a week. Seems to have started when parallels tools were updated. did you guys find any solution for this problem? if you have found any thing then let me know thank you.
     
  10. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hello, are you running the latest Parallels Desktop version?
    Do you have an issue with other applications?
     
  11. KorkyPlunger

    KorkyPlunger Kilo Poster

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    I just upgraded to the latest release of PD 17 and this issue is no longer occurring for me. Thank you!
     
  12. RezaN2

    RezaN2 Bit Poster

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    https://kb.parallels.com/116990
    Found the solution to this.
    It appears that the Parallels Desktop 17 has the Mouse settings were set to Optimize for games by default. Updating it to Auto-detect for games will get you all the results you expect where the mouse does not stick to the edge of the guest OS when moving between Host and guest.
     

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  13. AmberA2

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    Starting in PD 17 this no longer works. As soon as I click to focus in the windows VM (which I run in full-screen on a single display), the mouse will stick to the edges and not let me smoothly transition to the other display running MacOS natively.
     
  14. EricB24

    EricB24

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    Hi All!
    Just changed in config.pvs, the tag <OptimiseForGames> from 1 to 0, restarted the VM, and it Works !
    It didn't worked using PD17 GUI...

    Maybe it can help...
    Eric

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