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Old 10-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
anotherethan
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VirtualBox OSE problem, mouse capture does not permit simultaneous use of both O.S.'s


I recently installed VirtualBox OSE on my Ubuntu 8.10. My problem is that when using VirtualBox, i am unenable to move my mouse outside the opened window. This means i cannot simultaneously use both the Windows OS simulated by VirtualBox and other functions on my own Ubuntu OS.

Does anybody know why this could be? Thanks in advance...
 
Old 10-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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This is an RTFM question. Hit the right control button to release the mouse. Better yet is to install the "Guest Additions" addon.

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And yes, I was caught by this for awhile too. LOL

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #3
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per default the control-button is the right ctrl (in germany its called strg, thats why i stress it. It took me a while to figure out what they all are talking bout). If you got problems with the guest additions check the virtualbox.forum, they got a very good how-to, or ask again here.
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