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Player grabs the input when clicked inside, then the mouse pointer is locked within the Player window and I have to press ctrl+alt for the Player to release input.

Previously it all worked automagically, a few days ago, and I haven't changed the host (11.10) or guest (win XP) OSs or anything drastic like that. Maybe I have accidentally bumped some keystroke which disables the mouse pointer integration ?

I can't find the setting to make it go back to how it used to work..

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VMPlayer version 4.0.1 build-528992, VMWare tools 8.8.1, host OS 3.0.0-15-generic – wim Jan 23 '12 at 6:31
Try to recompile VMWare tools for your Kernel by running sudo – nobody Jan 23 '12 at 7:15 is not on my machine. i have /usr/lib/vmware/setup/vmware-config but it gives me a usage message: Usage: /usr/lib/vmware/setup/vmware-config [--get KEY] [--set KEY VALUE] [--sh] – wim Jan 23 '12 at 13:05
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Unfortunately I can't provide any more information, but my problem simply went away after rebooting. Maybe it was a bug in VMWare.

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i have the same problem and rebooting didn't help – kirill_igum Feb 23 '12 at 15:36

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