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Old 12-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
taylorkh
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How to send Ctrl-RightClick to guest in VMWare Player?


I am taking the liberty to post this to the virtualization forum as I believe it is more likely a VMWare issue rather than a guest OS issue. Here is the issue...

I am running VMWare Player 6 on CentOS 6.5. I created a Ubuntu 12.04 guest and installed gnome-fallback-session so that the guest is running gnome 3 rather than unity (which looks like a smart phone). In order to add and item to the gnome panel I must use Alt-RightClick on the panel. This works on physical Ubuntu 12.04/gnome machines. It does not work on the virtual machine. I get NO response to Alt-RightClick.

I have found various short cuts to send VMWare "reserved" key combinations to a guest but nothing about sending a keyboard and mouse combination. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

TIA,

Ken

p.s. I also note that I cannot copy and past files from the host to the Ubuntu guest. VMWare tools are installed on the guest. I have the same issue with Mint/Mate so perhaps this second issue is a 'buntu thing.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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I guess I can now answer my own question thanks to a reply on another board. It seems that [Windows key, super key or whatever you want to call it] + Alt + Right Click will do the trick.

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