How to change host key

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SueF
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How to change host key

Post by SueF »

When I go to VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine, the Host Key shows up as Left-Command. I click (right OR left) in that box and nothing happens. I click on the icon to the right and it changes to None. There are no other options.
I just want to change it to Right-Command. How do I do that?
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Re: How to change host key

Post by multiOS »

Long time since I've used it but, If I remember correctly, if you click on the current shortcut box, an icon appears to the right inviting you to 'unset' the shortcut. If you click on that icon to clear the box, you should then be able to enter/edit your preferred shortcut key combination.
SueF
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Re: How to change host key

Post by SueF »

The icon on the right changes it from Left-Command to None. There is no way to delete the None, it is an either-or.
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Re: How to change host key

Post by granada29 »

It's a non-intuitive interface

1. Go to VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine
2. Click the right hand panel of Host Key Combination
3. Press the right-command key on your keyboard (or the left if you want to revert)
4. Click OK and you should have your new Host Key
SueF
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Re: How to change host key

Post by SueF »

THANK YOU!!
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