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    ubuntu host, ubuntu guest, using the windows key (meta key)

    I run ubuntu 12.04 host system (64bit) and several VM's (both windows and ubuntu 32bit systems)

    My problem is with the meta key (windows key)... If I am focused in an Ubuntu 12.04 remote VM and I press the meta key, the ubuntu launcher menu will pop up in the host VM and not the remote. The only way I have found to open the launcher in the remote is click in teh top left corner of the remote VM window.

    Is there a way to make the windows key work in the remote VM only when the remote VM window is active? Or at the very least, a way to remap the activate viewport and desktop switching to a different key in th vm.
    Thanks,
    -J
    Last edited by miatawnt2b; October 15th, 2012 at 05:18 PM.

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    Re: ubuntu host, ubuntu guest, using the windows key (meta key)

    What software are you using (VirtualBox, VMware, etc).

    Also you say a remote VM. How are you connecting to this VM (RDP, VNC, etc).
    Cheesemill

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    Re: ubuntu host, ubuntu guest, using the windows key (meta key)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    What software are you using (VirtualBox, VMware, etc).

    Also you say a remote VM. How are you connecting to this VM (RDP, VNC, etc).
    Sorry... VirtualBox 'remote' meaning the virtual OS.
    -J

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    Re: ubuntu host, ubuntu guest, using the windows key (meta key)

    Quote Originally Posted by miatawnt2b View Post
    VirtualBox 'remote' meaning the virtual OS.
    The correct terminology is host for the main OS, and guest for the OS that is running within VirtualBox.

    I get the same problem and would love the answer.
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    Re: ubuntu host, ubuntu guest, using the windows key (meta key)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    The correct terminology is host for the main OS, and guest for the OS that is running within VirtualBox.

    I get the same problem and would love the answer.
    I have the same problem, and it is really irritating! Anyone that have reached a solution on this problem?

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