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I installed VMWare Tools in ElementaryOS 0.4 but some features seem missing.

Shared Folders work perfectly but my mouse is restricted in the virtual machine and I can't drag & drop any files from host to guest.

How can I solve this problem?

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In the VMWare Fusion environment for Mac, pressing "Command" + "Control" keys simultaneously will release the mouse cursor to normal use outside the virtual machine window even if VMWare Tools is not installed.

The "Drag and Drop" feature is a basic feature of VMWare Tools. The fact that this feature is not working may indicate that Tools failed to install correctly.

Copy and uncompress "Tools" for Linux into Loki's Home/Downloads folder

open Terminal use the cd command to change directory to the one containing the uncompressed vmware-install.pl file.

Use this command to install Tools manually:

sudo perl vmware-install.pl

(supply admin password required for sudo), answer subsequent prompts with Enter key to accept defaults for "Tools" installation.

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  • Thanks for your help:) I tried installing Linux in both VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop and all features are available. But when I install some Linux distributions with EFI mode in VMWare on a Windows host, Drag&Drop is unusable. Legacy BIOS mode is ok and I don't why :( – gtrslower Dec 28 '16 at 16:17

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