VirtualBox

Ticket #7035 (reopened enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

CapsLock does not intercepted

Reported by: woodroof Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.4 Keywords: CapsLock
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description

  1. Try to type some letters in host system, they are small.
  2. Switch to the guest system. Press CapsLock.
  3. Switch back to the host system, type some letters. They are big!

Attachments

VBox.log Download (62.5 KB) - added by woodroof 4 years ago.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by woodroof

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

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

Keeping seperate caps lock states for guest and host would be a bad solution.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by woodroof

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

But caps lock states IS KEEPED separate. In guest system CapsLock changes only keyboard layout. If I want to change keyboard layout in guest system, I enable CAPS BUTTONS on host system. It definitely BAD!

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by michael

Perhaps it would help if you described the situation in which this is causing you a problem?

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by woodroof

I use CapsLock in guest system as key for change keyboard layout. Any time I returns to host system I must see at keyboard to determine current CapsLock status. I'm tired of it. If I use Punto Switcher on host system to change keyboard layout by CapsLock key, I can't change keyboard layout on guest system because of Punto Switcher changes it back!

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by michael

I'm tempted to answer that you shouldn't use caps lock in a guest to change the layout (are no other keys or combinations available?), but can you suggest a better way to handle this which won't inconvenience the vast majority of users who don't use this and who benefit from having the caps lock state consistent in guest and host?

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by woodroof

Oh, I press Caps to change layout automatically for years :) You can make additional option for geeks like me.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

We could, but we don't have the resources to implement features which aren't useful for the majority. You could contribute a patch though.

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