VirtualBox

Ticket #9816 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Emacs sees both Command and Option as the Super key -> not a VirtualBox bug

Reported by: jayfinger Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Problem: emacs running on the guest sees both the Command Key and the Option Key as "super" key.

Typing (in emacs) C-h c Command-A shows "s-a", typing C-h c Option-A shows "s-a".

It's darned near impossible to use emacs without an Alt/Meta key, hence I am setting the severity to "major"

Emacs is the only app with this problem: other apps have no problem differentiating Command and Option.

My setup:

VirtualBox 4.1.4. Host is MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (Software Update reports no updates available). Guest OS: CentOS 6, Ubuntu 11.04 (both have same problem)

Note: if I copy the VM to a WIndows machine and start it under Windows VirtualBox 4.1.4 then emacs works fine. So this seems like a Mac-specific problem.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by jayfinger

Close this bug report. It's not a virtualbox issue. I would close it myself, but I don't appear to be able to.

I finally traced this down to being a gnome problem. I had set up on the mac so that gnome should swap the alt/win keys. That's wonky. Doing it with xmodmap makes it work fine.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Summary changed from Emacs sees both Command and Option as the Super key to Emacs sees both Command and Option as the Super key -> not a VirtualBox bug

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