Disable mouse pointer integration & auto mouse capture

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Disable mouse pointer integration & auto mouse capture

Postby kbs1 » 11. Dec 2008, 23:27

Hello, is it possible to turn mouse pointer integration off using the console? I run virtualbox on separate X server on fullscreen and I need to turn mouse integration off to play many games in virtual windows xp. I checked both VBoxManage and VBoxSDL but can't find any option to disable this. Guest additions are installed (for better graphics performance).

Also I would like VirtualBox to immediately capture mouse & keyboard input upon start-up (cant find an option also)

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Postby Sasquatch » 12. Dec 2008, 00:21

For the Guest, you could open it with the default GUI and set it from there. You can also change the driver it must use back to the default mouse. That should also disable the seamless mouse.
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Postby kbs1 » 12. Dec 2008, 02:27

Hmm Sasquatch I tried, but I could not do it in windows XP... guest additions installed... I noticed that file system32/drivers/vboxmouse.sys is always loaded together with the mouse driver from microsoft... when I deleted the file the mouse just stucks at the center of the screen and does not react 8) And windows complains that drivers for that device cannot be loaded.

Anyway, if I set it from the default GUI, will VirtualBox rember this setting so pointer integration is automatically disabled on the next start of the VM?

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Postby Sasquatch » 12. Dec 2008, 22:38

I don't know if it's remembered. The auto resize is.

If you force the Guest to use a specific driver for the mouse, it will use that instead of the VB driver. Or at least, it should.
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Postby kbs1 » 13. Dec 2008, 17:17

Sasquatch, I tried just now, and the setting is not remembered :( So now I cannot play WWP because of this... How do I force windows XP to use the standard driver? Thanks
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Postby Sasquatch » 15. Dec 2008, 23:33

Go to the device manager (right click on my computer, then select manage), open the properties of the mouse and go to the driver tab. Select "update driver" and select the generic mouse driver to be used. Any driver will do, as long as it has only 3 mouse buttons which one is the scroll wheel. Something like a Logitech PS/2 mouse, or MS Explorer mouse will do fine. You can even remove the vboxmouse driver manually if you can find it. Open a few .inf files in /windows/inf and you should find it and any reference to it. Remove the files and it should be uninstalled too. Or at least, if you changed the driver first, not come back ;). Until you update the GA that is.
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