Ticket #12263 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

<Super> (Win) button uncaptures keyboard from virtual machine

Reported by: sonoflinus Owned by:
Component: guest control Version: VirtualBox 4.1.12
Keywords: <Super>, Dash Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


When I press <Super> while the keyboard is captured by the virtual machine, both the guest and the host complete the action assigned to that button (popping up Start menu and Dash menu respectively) and subsequently the keyboard is uncaptured from the guest os. To capture it again, I have to press <Alt>+<Tab> or the <Super> button a second time. It seems the defect has to do with the Dash Home menu of Ubuntu 12.04 Unity interface. The Dash gets activated even though the keyboard is captured and focus doesn't return to VirtualBox until this pane is hidden again. If I use VirtualBox in fullscreen mode the Dash menu doesn't appear but is activated in the background, as I can see if I try to change workspace (<Alt>+<Arrow>). If I use VirtualBox in windowed mode, the Dash menu appears and covers the window. In both cases I have to follow the same procedure to recapture the keyboard.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

This is basically the same issue as ticket #12304, so I will close it as a duplicate. See there for why we unfortunately can't do much about this just now.

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