Ticket #188 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Special Key Input

Reported by: IQgryn Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.6 Keywords: special keys
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


The special key support in VirtualBox (as of 1.3.6) is very limited; the menu allows Ctrl-Alt-Del and Ctrl-Alt-Backspace only. With a linux host, switching virtual terminals inside a guest is not possible by means of Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F12, because these are still intercepted by the host system. I have a few ideas about how to handle this:

  1. Trap ALL keys besides the host key
  2. Add <Host Key>+F1-F12 as shortcuts to Ctrl-Alt-F1-F12
  3. Add an item to the menu that traps ALL keys (possibly even including the host key) until the next non-modifier key is pressed (or the host key is pressed twice, perhaps).

I would be happy with any of these.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  1. is implemented in svn. The next release will contain the enhancement.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by IQgryn

Wonderful! I look forward to it. Thank you for the quick response.

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