[arch-general] VirtualBox ALT-key problems (especially with Adobe programs)

Bruno Widmann bruno.widmann at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 15:04:06 UTC 2016

Try some other window manager, that way you can find out if it's gnome's wm
which is causing the problem. Personally i'm using fvwm, and everything in
my windows vboxes is working fine. Haven't tried photoshop though...

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Klaus Doblmann M.A. <klaus at dokla.net> wrote:

> On 2016-07-09 13:18, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:57:19 +0200, Klaus Doblmann M.A. wrote:
> >> I'm having troubles getting the ALT-key to work properly in VirtualBox
> >> as a modifier in applications like Photoshop for things like the clone
> >> tool, it isn't recognised as the ALT-key.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > perhaps the used version of photoshop does work better when using wine.
> > Wine is as easy to use as vbox, it doesn't require graphical desktop
> > sharing by VNC and doesn't require SAMBA to share files or something
> > similar, that is needed by other virtual machines.
> >
> Hi Ralf,
> Thanks for your reply. I'm very familiar with Wine, however I can't even
> get past installing the Creative Cloud application which works as a
> hub/installer for the main apps. Some people report success on running
> Photoshop on Wine with a lot of tinkering but some of these reports seem
> to use unlicensed versions... ;)
> The whole solution to my problem should be rather easy - SOMETHING
> messes with the Alt key on the linux side - it's just a matter of
> finding out what... ;)
> Klaus

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