Ubuntu 17.04/17.10 under VMWare 12.

In some windows (e.g. gnome terminal / google chrome) when the mouse is moving the scroll wheel does not work.

I tried a clean installation (17.04 with Unity/Gnome3 and 17.10 mate).

When the mouse is not moving - scrolling work fine.

Some applications (e.g. FireFox) do not have the described problem.

Google Chrome has the described problem.

How can I resolve this?

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    install/remove open-vm-tools-desktop not give any effect. – Hett Oct 7 '17 at 19:24

Edit -> Preferences -> Optimize mouse for games: Always

Change this setting fix the problem.

Optimize mouse for games: Always

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    Any idea how to fix the problem under VirtualBox? Cannot find any such setting neither in the global nor the machine-specific settings. – dimitarvp Apr 13 '18 at 0:32
  • Same problem here with VirtualBox. While mouse is moving, scrollwheel does not work. – Arne Jan 22 at 9:57

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