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FS#845 - VirtualBox guest cannot capture keyboard

Attached to Project: awesome
Opened by Michael Seiwald (mseiwald) - Monday, 15 November 2010, 15:03 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Core
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Linux
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.8
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When having a Virtualbox guest system running and pressing the right Ctrl key to capture the keyboard, awesome still captures all key combinations. E.g. Mod4+Right goes to the next tag instead of passing the key combination through to the guest system.

This works in serveral other windows managers like xmonad and openbox so I consider this as a bug of awesome.
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Comment by Byron Shelden (bshelden) - Friday, 28 January 2011, 00:28 GMT
I can confirm this. However awesome is grabbing keys, it seems to be higher priority than virtualbox in keyboard grab mode. I've had this happen on awesome 3.5.9 and virtualbox 4.0.2_OSE