[xmonad] Virtual Box won't release keyboard or mouse when used in xmonad

Jordan Wilberding diginux at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 11:17:07 EDT 2009

Well installing the add-ons lets me work around the focus grab problem. But
it still doesn't understand Host+F to switch to and from full screen, and
once its full screen I can't use xmonad keys either to do stuff like switch
to another screen with Mod+2 or something.

Jordan Wilberding

On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Jordan Wilberding <diginux at gmail.com>wrote:

> It works in other wm's, I don't have additions installed though. I will try
> that.
> Thanks!
> Jordan Wilberding
> On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM, Henrique G. Abreu <hgabreu at gmail.com>wrote:
>> VirtualBox and xmonad work fine here, I don't have any problem, even
>> without guest additions.
>> It's probably something in your virtualbox, have you tested with other
>> wm's?
>> Do you have guest additions installed (on the guest)?
>> With additions the mouse can always leave the virtualbox normally.
>> And, as I expect, if you click inside the guest area, xmonad won't capture
>> it.
>> But you can float vb window by clicking its boarders or bars (that are
>> outside guest area).
>> Regards,
>> Henrique G. Abreu
>> On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 08:34, Jordan Wilberding <diginux at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> When I try to use VirtualBox in xmonad, it fails to give up control of
>>> the mouse or keyboard when I use the release key (right ctrl).
>>> I was hoping this was just a bug from a while ago in virtual box or
>>> xmonad, but I just tried it again this morning and still have the same
>>> problem? Anyone know a good work around?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Jordan Wilberding
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