treat some hotkeys by Host OS

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treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby Sacred » 20. Oct 2017, 20:36

I want to treat some (arbitrary selected) HotKeys by Host, while keyboard captured by Guest
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby socratis » 20. Oct 2017, 20:51

This is not Twitter. You can certainly type more than 140 characters while describing what you actually want and what you're getting. So, do you want to try again? Describing in a lot more detail what it it that you're asking for? Thanks...
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby Sacred » 22. Oct 2017, 20:23

Excuse me for brevity. Excuse my English too.
I use Sysinternals Desktops and switch from one desktop to other by pressing some hotkeys.
However when VirtualBox machine is active and it capture keyboard, I can't to switch to other desktop easily.
It is require additional effort such as mouse clicks or surplus key pressing.
To solve this issue I suggest add to VirtualBox option "leave selected hotkeys to be treated by Host"
This option will allow to users define exclusion hotkeys for various needful apps.

With best regards, your user Svyatoslav Ushakov.
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby socratis » 23. Oct 2017, 07:31

There are some key combinations that have to be reserved by the system. I just gave the same answer to another user. Take a look at "Command Q / host key combo problem".
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby Sacred » 1. Nov 2017, 21:02

I guess my issue quite different from that link.
I need directly propagate some key combinations (set by preferences) from Guest up to Host with need no keyboard release by Guest,
in order to fast treat these key combinations by Host Apps. In my case it is Sysinternals desktops, running on Host.
Host and Guest are Windows 7 both.
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby socratis » 2. Nov 2017, 00:29

We can't continue this discussion talking "generally". I need to know the exact keys that you have in mind...
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby Sacred » 2. Nov 2017, 19:06

Now I'm using Alt+Win+F1 and Alt+Win+F2 combinations, but why can't we discuss this subject in general?
Idea is to give to users possibility define any arbitrary hotkeys as uncaptured by Guest.
Is it very difficult to achieve?
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby socratis » 2. Nov 2017, 20:22

Sacred wrote:Now I'm using Alt+Win+F1 and Alt+Win+F2 combinations, but why can't we discuss this subject in general?
And why can't you use those keys exactly? What's preventing you? They don't get passed through or what? Press HostKey (to release the keyboard) and then Alt+Win+F1/F2. Simple.

Sacred wrote:Idea is to give to users possibility define any arbitrary hotkeys as uncaptured by Guest. Is it very difficult to achieve?
Yes. The host has to always have some "safe" key combinations in case your VM gets stuck. You do *not* want one rogue VM to capture Alt-Ctrl-Del for example. Simple.

If you remember the rule that everything goes to the guest (with a couple of exceptions as mentioned before), if you want to direct them to the host, you press the HostKey once. Think of Alt-Tab. If you want to switch applications in a Win guest, you use that. If you want to switch applications in the host, you press once HostKey once and then Alt+Tab all you want.

Simple... ;)
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Re: treat some hotkeys by Host OS

Postby Sacred » 2. Nov 2017, 20:33

I know it all.
I want to bypass pressing HostKey for some special combinations, in addition to Alt-Ctrl-Del.
Then Host treat it directly, without pressing HostKey first.
I need it for fast switching between virtual desktops of Host OS (Windows 7).
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