Ticket #5758 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

Caps Lock key reverses function errant wheel mouse operations...

Reported by: peter_arnt Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.0 Keywords: caps lock, mouse
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)


I am running Windows XP as the host OS with the latest version of VirtualBox (3.1.0). My only guest OS is Ubuntu 9.10. For some reason while working in the virtual Ubuntu environment, my caps lock key gets reversed and my Microsoft wireless laser mouse starts behaving erratic (i.e. wheel stops working, can't move open windows on the desktop properly, etc.). This bad behavior gets carried over to XP when I switch out of the virtual environment using CTRL-F. My system is an HP Core Two Duo with 4 gigs of RAM. I am not able to discern what action or event triggers this behavior. Regrettably, I have to restart XP to clear the problem. Along with the caps lock key getting reversed, I am unable to type any digit characters what-so-ever...bummer. Any help would be appreciated.

Pete Arnt Digital Engines Lake Forest, CA

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Saltwater

Reproduced the reversed caps-lock under VirtualBox 4.3.4 with Extension Pack, host: OS X 10.9, guest: Kali 1.0 with VirtualBox Additions. The issue was triggered by saving the machine state with caps-lock on. On restore, the caps-lock came out reversed in the guest OS as it saved the state of the key, but the host had the caps-lock turned off. I fixed it by restoring the guest with caps-lock on.

No issues with the mouse though, therefore not exactly sure if it's the same issue.

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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