Ticket #3134 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

caps-lock stuck on in guest

Reported by: jcphill Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2
Keywords: caps-lock Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Solaris


Running Windows XP SP2 guest on Solaris host, remote-displayed via X-windows to Linux, typing in guest behaves as if caps-lock is on (caps unless shift held down). Toggling caps-lock on the keyboard has no effect on guest.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by kamholz

I have the same problem on OS X host (latest 10.5 release, running Windows XP guest). Once I turn on Caps Lock once (usually accidentally), it becomes stuck on the guest until I restart it.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by aa

I am still having this issue with:

Host: Windows 7

Guest: Ubuntu 12.04

VirtualBox 4.1

Everything starts with Caps Lock disabled.

Hitting Caps Lock in the Guest enables Caps Lock in the Guest.

Hitting Caps Lock again has no effect, although it should disable Caps Lock.

What further information is required to do something about this?

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by klaus

Should be obvious what would help - a way for us to reproduce reliably, because I never had a stuck caps lock key. There must be something specific to your setup. Keyboard layout? Unusual keyboard helper tools?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by aa

I have LeftShift+RightShift mapped to "change keyboard layout". In my setup the following things happen quite frequently that do not happen too often in other systems:

1 - I change the keyboard layout a lot. 2 - I accidently press one or both Shift Keys together with the CapsLock key when my finger slips during the change layout combination.

From my tests it seems that point 2 from above seems related to the issue, but I could not find a reproducible way cause it. I will report back should I find one.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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