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Ubuntu (in VMWare Fusion virtual machine) loses use of the mouse with a text document symbol clutched in the pointer

not it:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=595463

Same-sounding problem with RapidSVN
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rapidsvn/+bug/402892

not it either:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/3294

Maybe it is a VMWare Fusion problem.

[then it suddenly went away so i stopped researching]

Did not go away next time (this is months later that it happened again, Ubuntu and everything had been running a long time if that means anything) and had to restart. Without ability to switch to other workspaces to close things there because no working mouse. Damn.

Workaround

Seems i can fix this by dragging a text document into the VM from the host OS.

Searched words: 
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Thanks for the workaround

Thanks for the workaround tip, this was driving me nuts.

Workaround worked brilliantly

Thanks!

work around bam

my mouse was showing a drag file icon and the keyboard keys were not responding, this fixed it!

thanks man! you rock

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