VMware® Workstation 15 Pro doesn’t take user keyboard input if I go back-and-forth between host OS (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) and guest OS (Kali Linux). What to do?!

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I am trying to learn ethical hacking during this lockdown. The video series often need me to play with Kali Linux since its one of the most common distribution for pen-testing. But sadly VMware has not been a very helpful/reliable experience. Because 3 out of 5 times, I either have to wait for VMware to recognize that I am on it or sometimes it gets even worse, no matter what I do, I can’t type at all. Yes, I can move my mouse freely, copy-paste each word/letters but that’s it. No user input. Pressing letters on guest OS will click some option as if I am using the mouse or it will write tetter like this  ^[s if I press s, ^[d if I press d and so on. This is very disturbing. I dunno what to do. If there something I need to do in order to make this work, please let me know.

 

Note:

1. This doesn’t happen if I use VM only. But if I go back-and-forth between host OS application and guest OS application, we will see the problem.

2. VM which I have installed is the latest stable and Kali Linux is also the latest version.

 

 

2 screenshot with 2 situations:

1st screenshot: VM is working fine when using host Os and guest os back-and-forth.

2nd screenshot: VM is not recognized user keyboard input as I have mentioned in the post.

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