Guest OS on VBox and key bindings

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at
Sat Nov 29 12:50:34 UTC 2014

On Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:34:50 +0530
Sudhir Khanger <ml at> wrote:

> On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:55:29 PM jd1008 wrote:
> > Is there a way to alter key bindings so that key sequences
> > like Ctl+Alt+Fn  (n=1....9) can be intercepted by GUEST and
> > be able to see a GUEST virtual tty?
> VirtualBox generally uses Host+key combination. You can alter this
> behavior in 
> File>Preference>Input.
By default, VBox uses right CTRL as the host key. That means that the
left CTRL key should be passed to the guest and should work as expected.

If you can adjust to using only the left CTRL, you're good. Otherwise,
if you are really really used to typing with both of them,
reconfigure the VBox manager to move the host key to something else that
you don't use often (stuff like the Scroll Lock or Pause/Break or any
of the potential "multimedia" keys that you don't otherwise use should

HTH, :-)

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