[vbox-dev] Call for testers: AltGr on Windows hosts

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Thu Nov 6 21:11:06 UTC 2014

Dear List,

Passing the AltGr key through from Windows hosts to virtual machines has 
always been somewhat problematic.  I have been working on this and hope 
that it is now solved in VirtualBox.  This is a call for people to test 
a build containing the fix to be sure that it hasn't broken anything for 
anyone.  Basically testing involves checking that keyboard input to 
virtual machines (particularly left control right alt/AltGr) works as 
usual after installing the test build<1>, and that selecting key 
combinations in the host combination editor works too, for combinations 
involving left control and right alt/AltGr and others.  I am interested 
in testing for host layouts with and without AltGr, different versions 
of Windows, and of course different host set-ups with different sets of 
installed software, as some of the problem cases in the past have been 
where some other piece of software interfered with our keyboard handling.

Thank you!



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