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

Peter Bauer comicinker at gmx.de
Sat Jul 16 11:53:58 UTC 2016

On gnome you can modify this behavior with the gnome-tweak-tool in the
Window section. I changed the Window-Action key from "ALT" to "Super". I
faced the same issues with the Layout-software EAGLE on Windows in

Am 09.07.2016 um 17:04 schrieb Bruno Widmann via arch-general:
> 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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