Ticket #772 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

alt-tab switch to remote desktop (vrdp) session results in garbage when typing

Reported by: ahmedis Owned by:
Priority: major Component: RDP
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I have a CentOS 4.4 guest running on a Windows XP SP2 host. The guest has been started in headless more using "vboxvrdp -startvm". I use the Windows XP remote desktop client to connect to the guest without problems. However if I alt-tab switch windows away and back to the guest any characters typed are garbled, i.e. appear as if they're are prefixed with a control key. e.g. If I type 'asd' this shows up as [a[s[d. The only way to resolve this is to switch virtual consoles while connected to the guest. So Alt-F2 (to swtich to console 2) and then Alt-F1 (to switch back to console 1). If I then switch windows and switch back to the guest the same thing occurs and requires using the workaround to be able to type anything.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by ahmedis

I forgot to use wiki formatting to enclose the characters in the example.. 'asd' shows up as


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to RDP

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if this is still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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