Ticket #11382 (closed defect: duplicate)
'Alt Gr' key messed up after aborting seamless mode -> duplicate of #2537
|Reported by:||SlankySloop||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.4||Keywords:||Alt Gr, seamless mode, abort, linux|
Using: 4.2.4-81684 (Host: Win7-64Bit; Guest: Ubuntu 11.4)
Today I accidentally hit the key combination for Seamless mode, but hit "Cancel" in the message box that comes up and asks for confirmation. After that I could not use "Alt Gr" anymore inside the virtual machine. After I switched to seamless mode (this time confirming the dialog) and back, everything was back to normal.
This is 100% reproducible for me - hit "Cancel" in the confirmation dialog and "Alt Gr" is broken. According to "xev" inside the virtual machine instead of just "keycode 108 (ISO_Level3_Shift)" hitting the broken "Alt Gr" key sends "keycode 37 (Control_L)" and then "keycode 108 (ISO_Level3_Shift)" - so it basically prepends a "Ctrl" press to any "Alt Gr" press which messes things up.
Likely others key don't work properly either in this state because I couldn't use "Alt + Tab" anymore inside the VM. Instead the host OS would react to them although key presses were captured.
The very same error occurs with Ubuntu 12.04. However, when I tried with a VM running Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 SP1 respectively (got key presses with http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/index.html#ShowOff) I noticed that it will *always* get a LControl+RAlt sequence when I press "Alt Gr" no matter what. I'm not sure if this is normal for Windows or also related to this bug.
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to duplicate
- Summary changed from 'Alt Gr' key messed up after aborting seamless mode to 'Alt Gr' key messed up after aborting seamless mode -> duplicate of #2613