Right Click and CTRL Left Click in a virtual machine on a MAC

using a mouse or trackpad in vmware fusion or parallels desktop on a MAC

Note: on a trackpad a finger tip is like a single mouse click

By default the following mouse settings are in effect:


Right Click


Parallels Desktop



Vmware Fusion


not possible




To perform multiples selections in Windows you need to perform CTRL+Click. In vmware fustion this is unfortunately assigned to emulate a right click instead. To change this default behaviour in the vmware fusion menue go to preferences then Keyboard & Mouse, then Mouse Shortcuts. Double click on the line where it sais "Secondary Button". Select Shift in addition to Control and click on OK. Now vmware fusion behaves like parallels desktop.

Entry from: 26.11.2010
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