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

Jordan Wilberding diginux at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 11:36:07 EDT 2009

Switched the host key to f12. All works good now.

Does xmonad do something special with right ctrl?

Jordan Wilberding

On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Jordan Wilberding <diginux at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> 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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