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    Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    i have install virtualBox OSE, then install windows 7.
    but when the mouse is captured inside I press on pil-down-Right Ctrl to release the mouse, but nothing happen.
    what key shall be use to release the mouse capture in virtualBox ?

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    Re: Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    That's the "host" key, by default it's right control. Shouldn't need to use any other keys in combination with the host key.
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    Re: Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    This stumped me too at first.

    They want you to press one key by itself:

    *The [CTRL] key on the right hand side of the keyboard.

    Then the mouse gets release back to you (well, to the host OS).

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    Re: Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog1 View Post
    This stumped me too at first.

    They want you to press one key by itself:

    *The [CTRL] key on the right hand side of the keyboard.

    Then the mouse gets release back to you (well, to the host OS).

    Thanks a lots I will try that..
    what an annoying think.

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    Re: Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    If you haven't already installed Guest Additions, doing so will give you a better set of drivers for your guest, including non capture of the mouse.

    http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html

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    Re: Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by hoboy View Post
    i have install virtualBox OSE, then install windows 7.
    but when the mouse is captured inside I press on pil-down-Right Ctrl to release the mouse, but nothing happen.
    what key shall be use to release the mouse capture in virtualBox ?
    You select "CTRL+F"

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    Re: Help me to release mouse capture in virtualBox

    Open up Vitrualbox, go to settings, scroll down to usb and uncheck the virtualbox usb mouse port; that should free up your mouse to be used by your host operating system.

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