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Re: Changing host window in KVM

Bill Davidsen wrote:
Rick Stevens wrote:
Bill Davidsen wrote:
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 16:53 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 18:47 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
If I am running on a VM which is full screen, is there some easy way to change to the other desktops on the host other than dropping the VM back to a window and then using the desktop selector? I've tried several suggested key shortcuts w/o success.

In KDE you can use the advanced application / windows option and
force-start qemu Windows in a certain desktop.

That wasn't the question. He wants to switch to another desktop while
the VM is running fullscreen.

You have described the question perfectly. ;-)

Unfortunately I don't have an answer, I'd like to leave all three VM servers running full screen and just pop between them. Clearly I can get there from here, but a short cut would save some time (going between full screen and window take 4-5 sec).

If you're using Gnome, go to Preferences->Personal->Keyboard Shortcuts.
Down near the bottom are options for "Switch to workspace N".  By
default they're disabled, but there are defaults for:

    Switch to workspace on the left: CTRL+ALT+Left
    Switch to workspace on the right: CTRL+ALT+Right
    Switch to workspace above: CTRL+ALT+Up
    Switch to workspace below: CTRL+ALT+Down

Is that what you want?  I have no idea how KDE does this.

It's what I want, but not what happens. :-(

These get processes by the VM, because it has the "grab" on the keyboard. I
tried using Alt-Cntl to "ungrab" and it did release the cursor, but using the key sequence just took me to the next workspace of the VM. I also tried Alt-Tab
with grab off, but that, too, gets processed in the VM.

Ah.  Under VirtualBox it works.  I have to hit the "ungrab" (default,
the right CTRL key), then CTRL-ALT-Right switches me to the next
workspace.  Haven't tried it with KVM or Qemu.
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