Ticket #6645 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Option to configure USB devices out of the Devices->"USB Devices" menu

Reported by: catkin Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords: USB+Devices
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


It would be useful to be able to prevent host USB devices from appearing in the menu shown in the host's window for the VM's screen when using Devices->"USB Devices".

The big benefit would be when the host's keyboard and/or mouse is a USB device because attaching either of these to a VM stops them working on the host and (ironically) on the guest too.

For other USB devices the benefit would be tidiness and simplicity. In the case of USB devices always used with a particular VM it could prevent operational mistakes.

This enhancement could be implementated in the configuration GUI in the USB->"USB Device Filters" list. At the moment (version 3.1.6) this list shows all the USB devices on the host and the checked ones are attached to the VM when the VM is started. Deleting an item from this list has no effect. Perhaps deleting a device from this list could stop that device appearing in the Devices->"USB Devices" menu.

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