VirtualBox

Ticket #3134 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

caps-lock stuck on in guest

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

Description

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 5 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 23 months 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 22 months 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 20 months 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.

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