I'm using virt-manager on a Linux Mint 19.2 system to run a Windows 10 guest in qemu/kvm. For video, I'm using splice/ qlx. I can release the focus by pressing the left ctrl + left alt keys together. I want to change this to only the right ctrl key. Is it possible at all? How?

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If you add a virtual USB tablet device to your VM, you probably don't need to deal with explicit grab/ungrab. But virt-manager let's you change the grab combination via Edit->Preferences->Console->Grab Keys setting

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    Thank you! I must have been blind....
    – gucki
    Dec 23, 2019 at 8:14
  • Super useful answer, thanks!
    – dctucker
    Jul 14, 2022 at 20:06

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