Complete list of hotkeys, please

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Complete list of hotkeys, please

Postby bj.8.trades » 1. Feb 2008, 02:29

When I forgot what the key was, to access the VM Manage menu from full screen guest, I looked all over (in the help/docs and forums) and couldn't find it, nor any complete list of VirtualBox guest hotkeys. I had to edit the main XML file and remove the word, "remindAboutGoingFullscreen", from the GUI/SuppressMessages setting, so I could see the reminder again.

Could you please put a complete page of hokeys in the help file and manual, and post a list in reply here as well?

Or, just tell me how I'm a blind idiot, they're all listed right <insert obvious location>!!! :oops:

Thanks for an awesome product!
BJ
PS. Why doesn't search work in the Windows Host compiled help file (v1.5.4)?
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Postby Frank Mehnert » 1. Feb 2008, 12:40

Hmm, the manual will not contain the host key combinations since they may be different with different localization settings. To get a complete list you should open then GUI menu and look at the menu entries, the shortcut is appended to the menu entry.

Regarding the missing search function: We don't generate a .chi file. Any hints how to do this?
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Postby bj.8.trades » 1. Feb 2008, 20:46

Frank Mehnert wrote:Hmm, the manual will not contain the host key combinations since they may be different with different localization settings. To get a complete list you should open then GUI menu and look at the menu entries, the shortcut is appended to the menu entry.


The particular key (VBox guest manage/control menu in full-screen mode), which triggered my suggestion posting, is not listed in the non-full-screen menu. In order to see the menu in full-screen mode, you'd have to remember the key, which you wouldn't need the reminder for even if it was listed in that menu -- which it isn't! :lol:

Seems to me that if the manual isn't going to have a full hotkey list for the reason you gave, it wouldn't list any hotkeys. My manual, for example, lists the hotkey for going in/out of seamless mode, at least. That was off the top of my head -- I'm sure there are many other cases.

Regarding the missing search function: We don't generate a .chi file. Any hints how to do this?


Not me, but I'm sure this question is directed at the general forum audience? :wink:

Thanks!
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Postby svenks » 4. Jul 2008, 12:12

Hi guys,
I strongly second that!
A simple hotkey overview is all you need. I just spent ½hour shutting down VM's and editing the main XML, just because I couldn't remember host+HOME....

BRGDS
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Postby dmcgraw » 4. Jul 2008, 17:18

I have to agree about the need for a list of hotkeys.

First let me say that VB is a fantastic product. Since I found it, I have deleted all my old VMware VMs. I see many people posting problems on here. Now I have only used it for about a month and only so far on an XP host with Ubuntu and Suse VMs. The only problems I have encountered have to do with folder sharing. And this has generally been solved by reinstalling the Guest Additions. I was even able to get Suse 11.0 to install with Guest Additions.

However, the first day I was using VB, I could not get a VM out of full screen mode. Even searching the help and on the Internet, I could not find the correct key. RCtrl-F in my case. I ended up powering off the VM to be able to find the list of hotkeys.

So again, VB is a great product. But it would be nice if the hotkeys were documented somewhere.

Dave
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