Ticket #1753 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

host key defaults to right control key which does not exist on Toshiba Tecra

Reported by: Jerry.Waldorf Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


On the Toshiba Tecra there is no right control key so once captured it is not possible to uncapture. I manually changed the host key to be the windows key which works fine. It would be ideal if VirtualBox could detect what keys are actually available on the machine that is being installed and if no right control key exists then pick another one that does so that VirtualBox works out of the box without any configuration or manual reading. I think this would have a major positive impact on the first 15 minutes of use. It was the only thing that stopped me from having a perfect installation experience.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

I afraid this is not possible to fix, because our world contains thousands of non-standard keyboards. AFAIK such limited keyboards with lacking keys cannot be detected automatically.

Users who are using those keyboards must be aware of the limitations, and pre-configure VirtualBox to use a different host key.

But manual detection possible; I have a good idea.

When VirtualBox first starts, it should ask which key (or key combination, in the future) should become the "host key". (with recommended "right ctrl")

On your limited hardware, a user will press something else, and so something else will become a host key.


comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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