Ticket #10105 (new enhancement)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

Implement a keyboard shortcut key to minimize a fullscreen VirtualBox VM guest window

Reported by: 3F776B3E Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


When a VirtualBox VM client is running with a fullscreen window, minimizing it is done with the mouse touching the bottom of the screen and clicking the minimize button when the toolbar appears, or pressing Host+F to leave fullscreen mode and minimizing it.

Both ways are cumbersome when working with a fullscreen VM and switching between the guest and host frequently.

A keyboard shortcut to minimize the guest window should be nice, without needing to use the mouse or leaving fullscreen mode.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by abcuser

I don't know if this helps, but when I am switching between host and guest a lot I use Scale mode which is done with keyboard shortcut Host+C.

Another option is: press Host key (and release it) and then switch to host program by using Alt+Tab.

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by rztaylor

I'd also like to see the shortcut HOST + M added to minimize the host when running in full screen mode. Surely this is a trivial enough request?

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by DavidSankel

I tried the HOST, release, and Alt-tab and it didn't work for me. It seems like clicking the minimize button is the only way to do this so far.

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by Foxhead

Nearly two years and we still can't add a keyboard shortcut? What gives?

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by ValentinKostadinov

Press and release HOST, then Alt-Tab doesn't let you minimize in any way. Only gets you out back to the host OS.

A minimize shortcut HOST-M would be great! Please!

comment:6 Changed 2 months ago by Thoka

Anything new on this one? Would be a real great feature. Host+M is unused anyways, I was very supprised first time I needed this future and Host+M did not work.

comment:7 Changed 7 weeks ago by AndreasWu

Yeah, I agree. A shortcut that would minimize the current virtual session would be really great - and is really, really, really needed. I'm always 'full screening' my sessions (rather than seamless), and whenever you need to switch back and forth, it's a bit of a pain

@others: The HOST key + ALT+TAB trick does work! - but... make sure that ALT-TAB has another windows (in the host OS) to go to. So, open up something like notepad. Then in your virtual session, hit your HOST key. And then hit ALT+TAB, and should work perfectly

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