Ticket #7355 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Keyboard control in Virtualbox GUI

Reported by: poseidon30 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8 Keywords: browse button keyboard
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other



I found the whole GUI of Virtualbox can be nicely controlled only with a keyboard, but there is one area (button) where I am forced to use a mouse, which is discomfortable.

The button is actually in the Virtual Media Manager module, it´s function is "browse" button. I am providing screenshots for better idea. I tested this on several machines with different versions of Windows and VirtualBox. The button is not accessible via standard Windows GUI keyboard shortcuts. If I jump with the TAB key from the text field for the HDD name, I assume that I am on that "browse" button, but if I hit ENTER to push it, the dialog is going to another page. But if I jump from the text field 2 times, I can perfectly adjust the size of HDD in the slider element.

I found the button on two places in VirtualBox GUI (in none of them is accessible via keyboard)

Here are the screenshots:

Thank you Keep up the good work

Gero Sunny IT Technician


create_new_virtual_machine.png Download (267.9 KB) - added by poseidon30 8 years ago.
create_new_harddisk.png Download (39.0 KB) - added by poseidon30 8 years ago.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by poseidon30

Changed 8 years ago by poseidon30

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Dsen

  • Component changed from other to GUI

Hi. Actually, these buttons are both:

  1. focusable by Tab<->Backtab and
  2. activate-able by Space, not by Enter, just because Enter on such dialogs is used for 'default' and 'auto-default' push-buttons (buttons at the bottom of dialog with text like 'OK', 'Cancel', etc).

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by poetzsch

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

Right, use the space key to simulate a click on that kind of buttons.

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