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

Russell Adams RLAdams at AdamsInfoServ.Com
Sat Jul 4 15:07:28 EDT 2009

I frequently have issues with VMWare not releasing the keyboard after
xscreensaver has tried to lock the screen (and failed) while VM owns
the keyboard. When released, I can't leave the VM window.

The workaround is to use any dropdown menu on the VM window (ie:
help/about), so that you have to click something. After that it works

Good luck.

On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 01:42:03PM -0400, wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wrote:
> Quoting Jordan Wilberding <diginux at gmail.com>:
>> Switched the host key to f12. All works good now.
>> Does xmonad do something special with right ctrl?
> Not unless you tell it to.  Maybe you should check with xev whether  
> hitting right control sends the keypress you think it should be  
> pressing.
> ~d
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