Fix Mouse & Keyboard Stuck on macOS Mojave on VirtualBox

Fix macOS Mojave Mouse & Keyboard Stuck

Finished with installation? Not yet, because here’s how to fix annoying stuck on the screen.

Earlier this year, Apple announced first beta macOS Mojave at there 2018 WWDC. Later on, several version of betas were released that approached to the public as well that was public beta then. With the months past and many beta’s released, the macOS Mojave is finally here, available at App Store. In fact, there are always updates and features and yes, even if you had used or had just read the details, you’ll likely have new features under the hood.

However, if you’re a Windows user and want to test out a little bit out of Windows, there’s a good news for you. And that is, you can definitely do that right in your Windows PC. Yes, you heard right because we’ve covered you up with the solid step by step guide, here’s how to Install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox on Windows PC.

In this case, when you macOS Mojave on VirtualBox on your computer, you’ll probably get mouse and keyboard stuck, not working entirely, even with this version. Here’s a quick fix to that.

Fix Mouse & Keyboard Stuck on macOS Mojave

First things first, head to VirtualBox and stop macOS Mojave and turn off the virtual machine completely. Just click on Close button of VirtualBox at the top and choose Power off the machine. This is important! Otherwise this may not work.

Close VM

Close VM

Once you have closed the virtual machine thoroughly, go to the VirtualBox download page and under VirtualBox Extension Pack, click on the All supported platforms link and it will start downloading.

Download VirtualBox Extension Pack

Download VirtualBox Extension Pack

When the extension downloaded, navigate to the VirtualBox File > Preferences.

Prefrences

Prefrences

On this screen, go to Extensions > Click on green + icon to browse.

Add Package

Add Package

There, you’ll need to choose the extension pack you had downloaded, and click Open.

Select an Extension File

Select an Extension File

This will open up the confirmation dialog, just click Install and continue with installation.

Confirmation

Confirmation

On VirtualBox License, scroll to the end and click Agree.

 

And you’ll are all set! Just hit Okay on the dialog box and click Ok on the VirtualBox Prefrences window and let’s go for installation.

Extension Pack Installed

Extension Pack Installed

Next, head to Settings.

VM Settings

VM Settings

Now on Settings > USB > Enable USB Controller and select USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller.

USB Settings

USB Settings

This will likely work without actually adding your mouse if it doesn’t, then you’ll need to add your USB device.

Now start the virtual machine and when the screen appeared, you’ll see the mouse working perfectly. So on, you’re free to complete the installation on your computer.

Installing macOS Mojave

Installing macOS Mojave

When you finished the installation, you’ll probably want to fix the screen resolution if you want.

 

All right, that’s for the mouse, for keyboard, when you finish the installation, the keyboard set-up assistant will pop up. On that, you’re be able to choose and add your keyboard. However, your keyboard and Mac keyboard are different, so don’t expect it to work like Windows keyboard.

Keyboard Set-up Assistant

Keyboard Set-up Assistant

In this window, just press shift once and don’t it time and again, it will try to identify your keyboard. If your keyboard isn’t recognized, you’ll see a message that you’ve to select your keyboard type manually.  In this case, click OK and on the next page you’ll be able to choose your keyboard.

Keybord Not Identified

Keyboard Not Identified

As said, select your keyboard kind and click Done.

Select the Keyboard Type

Select the Keyboard Type

That’s it, you’ve added your keyboard successfully and your mouse is actually working well. If you want to have a full-screen resolution edge to edge, hey mate, do go away, because you’ve been covered, here’s how to Fix macOS Mojave Screen Resolution on VirtualBox.

macOS Mojave on VirtualBox

macOS Mojave on VirtualBox

If you have any idea, suggestion or ideas for improvement, I’d love to know it, write down in the comments form.

7 Comments

  1. Jose Reply

    Hi, I was able to get past the UEFI cli and get MacOS recovery to load but no matter what I do, it won’t recognize the mouse or keyboard so I’m stuck at the installer welcome screen where u choose the language. I already have USB 3.0 enabled and my USB mouse mounted on ‘USB Device Filters’. Any help will be appreciated.

    1. Simon Flack Reply

      Make sure the version of the extension pack matches your version of virtualbox exactly. I had the same issue with virtualbox 6.0.4 & extension pack 6.0.6. Booted fine when I d/l’d extension pack 6.0.4

  2. Ahmed jamel Reply

    Hi,
    When I try to install the package I get this error
    Failed to load the main module (‘C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\ExtensionPacks\Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack\win.amd64\VBoxPuelMain.DLL’): VERR_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND – GetLastError=127.

    Please help me

    1. Daniel Xero Reply

      probably you are intalling the last version of the extension pack on a old version of virtualbox. Update virtualbox first

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