Ticket #3473 (new defect)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

alt+printscreen and windows-logo+E used to work but now do not

Reported by: unixrules Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Solaris



on a solaris host (snv_103 X86) with windows XP guests

( in all cases below guest additions were installed )

In 2.0.6 I was able to pop up windows explorer with the standard keyboard shortcut of windows-logo key + 'E'

I was also able to take a "snapshot" of the active microsoft window with alt+printscreen (for pasting into Word or an Image Tool or whatever)

In 2.1.2 I no longer can.

At first I thought maybe it was me .... but I uninstalled 2.1.2 and re-installed 2.0.6 and the functionality returned.

I recently installed 2.1.4 and the alt-prtscreen seems to work (it seems slower but I'll take it) BUT the windows-logo key + 'E' to pop up windows explorer still does not work.

If I can be of help to a developer I'm happy to try things out.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by lkorokh

Hi, I confirm it on Solaris host snv_111b and VBox 3.0.x. Windows-log+E, Alt-PrntScrn does not work. If you need additional info feel free to contact me.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by dsjstc

At least for me, the alt-prtscn issue was that it was trapped by the host's (Ubuntu 10.10) magic sysrq. It can be disabled with:

sudo sysctl -w kernel.sysrq=0

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