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This should be a simple question:

  • Host OS: Arch Linux
  • Guest OS: Arch Linux (GNOME)

How can I send Ctrl+Alt+F1 to my Guest Linux OS?

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If you are at the console, you can also use chvt n (where n is from your Ctrl + Alt + Fn). Using that command in a GUI (e.g. tty7) requires root privileges to get a console fd. – Lekensteyn Feb 8 '13 at 18:45
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Host + F1, default Host key is Right Ctrl.

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it worked! gr8! – Kent Feb 8 '13 at 20:50
If host key bind to Alt it doesn't work. Go to File => Preferences and rebind to Right Ctrl!! – gavenkoa Dec 28 '13 at 18:56
@gavenkoa new problem... my keyboard doesn't have right ctrl!! :( – Kent Aug 15 '14 at 9:36
@Kent, just rebind this in settings to other unused key. – Mateusz Jagiełło Aug 15 '14 at 9:53
Just in case anyone needs, if one needs to send Ctrl + Alt to a guest machine (just those two keys together, without a third one), one can simply press Ctrl + Alt (the wanted keys themselves). forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=69058 – Antonio Vinicius Menezes Medei Jul 11 at 11:53

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