Ticket #8596 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

"Auto capture keyboard" option can't be disabled.

Reported by: hercules Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords: keyboard
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I unchecked "Auto capture keyboard" in File->Preferences->Input. But whenever I press alt+tab to change focus from virtualbox to another program and press alt+tab again to switch the focus back to virtualbox, virtualbox captures the keyboard automatically. It didn't happen in VirtualBox 3.x It started to happen since VirtualBox 4.0.4

I use windows xp sp3 as guest. And I use slackware64 linux as host.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by hercules

It happens with compiz and virtualbox >= 4.0.4

With vbox 4.0.4 and KWin, it doesn't happen.

With compiz and virtualbox < 4.0.4, it doesn't happen.

Anyway, it's still a bug. I don't want to use kwin.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by dave.stav

This happens to me as well. Indeed it started from version 4.0.4 and behavior is the same in 4.0.6. I am using Windows 7 as guest and Debian lenny as the host with "awesome" as my window manager.

It seems that the application behaves the same whether "Auto capture keyboard" is checked or not. Sometimes the keyboard is being captured automatically and sometimes it doesn't. I couldn't find a pattern.

This is very annoying. Please let us know if there is any additional information you need to solve this issue.


comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by hercules

There is a correction to be made!!!!!!!!

The bug hapens also with ""KWin"".

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Do you see this with 4.1? It doesn't happen for me with an Ubuntu 11.04/Unity host.

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by crocket

This issue is fixed definitely on 4.1.12

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by frank

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

Thanks for the feedback.

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