ALT key problem with Virtual Box?

Scott Ballantyne sdb at
Sat Jun 29 21:03:29 UTC 2013

> On 29 Jun 2013 16:24:57 -0000, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm running Windows 7 under VirtualBox 4.2.6_OSE, and it seems the ALT
> > key doesn't work. I need to use Photoshop, and there are a few
> > operations that require a combination of holding down the ALT key and
> > using a left-mouse-button click.
> > 
> > I've googled and found reports on Linux from 2011 of this problem, but
> > none of the solutions I've tried have fixed the problem. I'm using
> > Gnome as my window manager, if that has any bearing on the issue.
> Maybe this is the reason. Several window managers are using
> Alt + left mouse key for a windowing operation (usually moving
> the window without requiring dragging it by the title bar).
> Check if you can "unconfigure" this setting in Gnome's window
> management preferences.

Thank you. I changed the setting to use the windows key instead of ALT
for window dragging, but sadly it didn't help my other difficulty.

Thanks so much, though!


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