VirtualBox

Ticket #917 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Capslock, scroll-lock, numlock keys do not work. => Fixed in 1.5.4

Reported by: Grief-Crazed Father Owned by: frank
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords: capslock, scroll, numlock
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Six months - or possibly even longer - since the first report ( http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/350), capslock, numlock, and scroll-lock remain outside the realm of VirtualBox's capabilities - rendering it a novelty, not a true contender in the realm of virtual machines.

Surely, the Open Source Community can do better than this!? Let's get this silly bug quashed once and for al.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Owner set to frank
  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Status changed from new to assigned

It is not that clear as you state here. The *lock keys work fine here so the statement remains outside of the realm of VirtualBox is not correct. And by the way, there was no further response to ticket #350.

Emulating of these keys is not that trivial as some might think because guest and host has to be synchronized. It seems that the keys work fine on Linux hosts but don't on at least some Windows host. We will look at this issue but I don't agree that this is a major issue.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Can you confirm that the lock keys work if you are using VBoxSDL (I assume your host is Window)?

cd \program files\innotek virtualbox
vboxsdl -vm <your vm name>

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Hopefully fixed in SVN for the Qt GUI for Windows hosts.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Capslock, scroll-lock, numlock keys do not work. to Capslock, scroll-lock, numlock keys do not work. => Fixed in 1.5.4

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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