Ticket #7870 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

Key mapping problem - Win XP guest / Mac host

Reported by: ma499 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Pressing the characters on the left (on my host Mac keboard) produce the characters on the right (in my Windows XP guest):

\ -> # # -> <apparently no response> ` -> \ ~ -> | | -> ~ ± -> ¬ § -> `

There may be others but this what I've discovered.

The effect is identical both when I'm using the built-in keyboard on my MacBook Pro and my Apple External Keyboard.

Please note I am using UK keyboard layouts - in which Shift-3 is a the pound sterling symbol (£) and Opt-3 is the hash symbol (#). Opt-4 works fine as the Euro symbol (€) in both host and guest.

Host version: Mac OS X 10.6.5 guest version: Windows XP SP3

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ma499

Sorry, not familiar with this system. Here are the erroneus character mappings more legibly formatted:

Host keyGuest result
\ #
# <apparently no response>
` \
~ |
| ~
± ¬
§ `

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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