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Re: Changing host window in KVM



On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 10:44 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> 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.

Not here it doesn't. Ctrl-Alt-Right does nothing (with or without the
ungrab key, with or without VB running). Or is this a Gnome thing?

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