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One way is to simply be able to use a shortcut while in Windows, to quickly switch focus to the virtual machine, and then you can F12 to raise Guake or do whatever else you like. Although VirtualBox itself has some keyboard shortcut options for focus, but I found they required too many keys, and easily conflicted with some other programs I wanted to use, so ...
No, if VirtualBox doesn't have focus, it cannot capture keystrokes to send them to the guest VM.
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