Ticket #6779 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

ALT+TAB and Windows keys not recognized by Windows guests with more than 1 monitor

Reported by: Wipeout Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/multiview
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Keywords: ALT+TAB, monitors
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


Windows 7 Pro x64 Host Windows XP Pro Guest

If the XP guest has two or more monitors selected, ALT+TAB and the Windows key are not recognized by the guest machine, only the host machine.

If the number of monitors is set to 1, ALT+TAB and the Windows key are recognized normally by the guest.

This is in the Forum in two areas: and

It may also be related to Ticket #6769 and Ticket #6767.


VBox.log Download (80.8 KB) - added by Wipeout 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by Wipeout

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by derekgreer

This doesn't just affect Windows XP, but Windows 7 guests as well. I would suspect it happens for any Windows host/guest combination.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Wipeout

An update - for me, at least, this only happens with monitor 1 in focus. If I ALT+TAB or use the Windows key while the second monitor is in focus, they work correctly.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Leak

Same here - the icon in the VM window's status bar shows that the keyboard is captured, but in VM window 1 Alt-TAB will go to the host, while in VM window 2 it'll go to the guest... weird.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Wipeout

This appears to be fixed in 3.2.2.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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