Ticket #7727 (new enhancement)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Keyboard should be released to host when mouse moves outside of Vbox window

Reported by: mtnbiker Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


Currently, it takes two user actions to release the keyboard:

a) move mouse off the vbox window b) click the mouse

The mouse click is unnecessary and redundant. Moving the mouse is a clear indication that the user wants to do something outside of the vbox guest. Guest additions should release the keyboard to the host at this point. Curiously, even seamless mode does not help in this respect.

This may sound trivial at first glance, but it makes things clumsy when switching back and forth between guest vbox windows and host windows. With Vbox, it takes a careful mouse movement to a harmless place, an additional mouse click, before being able to use keyboard CUA. Also, finding a harmless place for the extra mouse click can be a problem when using a full host taskbar and a maximized vbox guest window.

Instead, it is much easier to just move the mouse to any max position off of the vbox window, and the use keyboard shortcuts to change to a different host desktop.

As a point of reference, a Large Commercial Virtualization package works this way. It does not require the extra mouse click.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
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