[xmonad] xmonad and VirtualBox/VNC

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Jun 9 21:26:07 CEST 2011

VBox has an "ungrab" feature; by default, I think it's the right ctrl  
key. Whacking it toggles whether VBox will capture keypresses. Haven't  
used VNC much, but I'm sure there's a similar feature if you dig  
through the documentation for your particular client.


Quoting Lara Michaels <laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com>:

> 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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