Re: ALT key problem with Virtual Box?

2013-06-29 Thread Polytropon
On 29 Jun 2013 16:24:57 -, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
 Hi,
 
 I'm running Windows 7 under VirtualBox 4.2.6_OSE, and it seems the ALT
 key doesn't work. I need to use Photoshop, and there are a few
 operations that require a combination of holding down the ALT key and
 using a left-mouse-button click.
 
 I've googled and found reports on Linux from 2011 of this problem, but
 none of the solutions I've tried have fixed the problem. I'm using
 Gnome as my window manager, if that has any bearing on the issue.

Maybe this is the reason. Several window managers are using
Alt + left mouse key for a windowing operation (usually moving
the window without requiring dragging it by the title bar).
Check if you can unconfigure this setting in Gnome's window
management preferences.




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Re: ALT key problem with Virtual Box?

2013-06-29 Thread Scott Ballantyne

 On 29 Jun 2013 16:24:57 -, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
  Hi,
  
  I'm running Windows 7 under VirtualBox 4.2.6_OSE, and it seems the ALT
  key doesn't work. I need to use Photoshop, and there are a few
  operations that require a combination of holding down the ALT key and
  using a left-mouse-button click.
  
  I've googled and found reports on Linux from 2011 of this problem, but
  none of the solutions I've tried have fixed the problem. I'm using
  Gnome as my window manager, if that has any bearing on the issue.
 
 Maybe this is the reason. Several window managers are using
 Alt + left mouse key for a windowing operation (usually moving
 the window without requiring dragging it by the title bar).
 Check if you can unconfigure this setting in Gnome's window
 management preferences.


Thank you. I changed the setting to use the windows key instead of ALT
for window dragging, but sadly it didn't help my other difficulty.

Thanks so much, though!

Best,
Scott
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