Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#3592 closed defect (fixed)

Menus not accessible from keyboard in running machine window

Reported by: James Teh Owned by:
Component: GUI Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4
Keywords: accessibility keyboard Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


There is a menu bar containing several menus (such as Machine and Devices) in the window for a running virtual machine. As far as I can determine, there is no way to access this menu except by using the mouse. For instance, the keyboard accelerator for the Machine menu is defined as alt+m, but alt+m is passed through to the VM even when the keyboard isn't captured, so this does not activate the menu. Perhaps a hostKey combination could be used to activate this menu.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

The access key combination is HostKey+Home and it works even in fullscreen mode.

comment:2 by James Teh, 15 years ago

Ah. Thanks for this information. My apologies for the false report.

I did check the manual and could not find this mentioned anywhere. Is this documented anywhere? If not, perhaps this issue could be mutated into a documentation issue.

comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

Right, and the missing documentation was the reason for not closing the bug yet :)

comment:4 by Frank Mehnert, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

There is actually a short note in the user manual now (3.5 display settings) and the dialog which is shown when switching to fullscreen / seamless mentions this key combination as well. Closing.

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