FreeRDP Web Connect - Mouse cursor

asked 2019-05-16 17:17:41 +0300

hbonath gravatar image

Is there a way to get a mouse cursor in FreeRDP Web Connect? I am using the default configuration, Gateway is installed on Hyper-V 2016 Server. OpenStack Stein. When connecting to the vanilla CloudBase Windows 2012 R2 image (which is honestly the only thing I've tried) I get a desktop, keyboard works, mouse works but has no cursor.

This is the same behavior regardless of if I go through horizon and OpenStack, or if I connect direct to the web connect console via the Hyper-V IP.

I see some references in the code to a mouse helper, I'm assuming there's something here that needs adjusted.

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I'm wondering if this has anything with the browser that you're using. Can you try a different one? Which one have you tried?

lpetrut gravatar imagelpetrut ( 2019-05-31 09:37:48 +0300 )edit

The behavior is consistent (no mouse cursor) across Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04, Mac OS X 10.14, and Windows 10. I also tested the Edge browser on Windows 10 with the same result. The mouse "works" - you just cannot see a cursor through the FreeRDP Webconnect UI.

hbonath gravatar imagehbonath ( 2019-05-31 16:49:47 +0300 )edit

I gave it a try and the cursor shows up fine. Could you try a more recent version or even the beta?

lpetrut gravatar imagelpetrut ( 2019-06-03 15:21:50 +0300 )edit

Full disclosure: FreeRDP WebConnect is currently provided as a best effort, experimental service. It started as a fork, to which Cloudbase has added Openstack integration, also fixing a few bugs. The original project is more or less abandoned at the moment.

lpetrut gravatar imagelpetrut ( 2019-06-03 15:36:09 +0300 )edit

In the future, we may be able to step in and fully support this project. The official Github repo is located here:

lpetrut gravatar imagelpetrut ( 2019-06-03 15:37:39 +0300 )edit