VirtualBox

Ticket #1644 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Ubuntu host - Windows key does not work

Reported by: jnylen Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords: linux host, windows key, modifiers
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

I am running Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) and my virtual machines do not recognize the Windows key - I would love to be able to use shortcuts like Win+R and Win+D in my virtual machines. I've attached a screenshot of my keyboard preferences that may be relevant. If I should change that setting to a certain value then please let me know.

Attachments

win-key.png Download (49.8 KB) - added by jnylen 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by jnylen

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Linux

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Fluffums

While I'm sure you have a legitimate problem, I'm running VirtualBox 1.6.4 and a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.04. My guest OS of Windows XP Pro OEM w/ SP3 responds to the Windows key.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if necessary.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by jnylen

I did two things, one of which fixed the problem:

1) Started with a fresh Ubuntu install 2) Moved to VBox 2.x

I am not sure what happened - maybe I had an odd keyboard setting somewhere. So I guess you are correct to close this bug. Thanks.

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