Ticket #1766 (reopened defect)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

ctrl key on OS X is not usable

Reported by: clf Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords: ctrl click context menu
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X


When using an OS X host, the control (ctrl) + mouse press key combination is not recognized correctly. Ctrl + left click results in a right-click, which means that selecting multiple items by ctrl-clicking on files, etc. is not possible. Using ctrl-click as a command (to open links in tabs in a browser, for example) is also affected by this, as ctrl opens a context menu. In many cases this makes typical tasks impossible or frustrating in the guest OS.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Mac OS X
  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.3.2.

comment:3 Changed 3 months ago by meon

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Having the same issue as in this ticket (#1766) after upgrading to VBox 4.3.28 r100309

Host: Mac OS 10.9.5 Guest OS: Windows XP/Windows 8

The problem occurs when Mouse Integration is enabled. When I hold Ctrl and left-click the mouse (and slightly move the mouse) this results in right-clicking the mouse (I get context menu displayed)

When I Disable Mouse Integration, mouse works as it should.

comment:4 Changed 3 months ago by frank

meon, which host key did you select?

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by meon

Host key is left 'Apple Key'... the default

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