[xmonad] xmonad and VirtualBox/VNC

Lara Michaels laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 9 19:41:50 CEST 2011

Just to clarify, I know I could disable the "automatic keyboard capture" feature of VirtualBox, but that is so useful that I would prefer to solve this on the xmonad side if at all possible. (Furthermore, it wouldn't solve the issue with the VNC client...)


--- On Thu, 6/9/11, Lara Michaels <laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Lara Michaels <laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: xmonad and VirtualBox/VNC
> To: xmonad at haskell.org
> Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:37 PM
> Hello
> I've noticed that when a VirtualBox window (in which I am
> running MS Windows XP) has focus keypresses directed at
> xmonad (mod key + some other key) are handled by VirtualBox
> (and the guest operating system it is running) rather than
> xmonad. The same happens when using a VNC client such as
> vinagre: keypresses directed at xmonad end up being received
> by the remote machine I am working with.
> Is there a way to avoid this and have xmonad intercept
> these keypresses?
> thanks
> ~lara

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