Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox

Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox

LINUX, TRENDZ, TUTORIALS, WINDOWS

Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox

In this lesson Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox we are gonna show how to activate(enable) the alt key inside the windows guest OS from Linux Host Machine. Nowadays we most of us using dual Operating System(OS) for various purposes.

Using Hot Key Combinations

To Enable Mouse integration Host + I or Right Ctrl + I.
To switch Full Screen Host + F or Right Ctrl + F
Here we using the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS(Long Term Support) a Debian based as a Host OS(Main OS) and Windows 7 as Guest OS(Using inside VirtualBox). So most of us facing an big issue when we are beginners for VirtualBox and Linux is lack of applications.
To overcome those problems we finding a solution make use of the virtual machine concepts. There are many Virtual Machine applications are available in the market, but some of them are paid. So here we take VirtualBox as our choice, which is an open source and also free for personal use.

Step 1: Install VirtualBox inside Linux

We can download the package of VirtualBox from the following link and choose your OS architecture like 32-bit or 64-bit. Download Virtual Box here.
And then we can easily run it by using the Software Center (Application Manager for Linux Distro). After Installing we can install our desired or wants to test Operating System inside the VirtualBox. And you will see how to install Guest OS inside VirtualBox from here.
Here in this Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox lesson we only concentrate on how to enable the alt key inside VirtualBox windows. So after installing our guest windows OS(XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or whatever you want) we have to install one more supporting package for full screen and alt-tab functionalities.
You may heard about the VirtualBox Guest Additions. This thing will allows us to share folders between Host OS and Guest OS, enable alt-tab key functionalities, Enable Full Screen options and much more. You can get your copy of Guest addition ISO from here, Download Link.
You can find how to install a VirtualBox Guest addition from this link.
After confirm you’ve install the VirtualBox guest addition in your guest os, then we can easily switch between Host and Guest OS using some key combinations.
The VirtualBox initially asks us whether you want to be in full screen mode or not when we start the virtual machine itself. Like this,
Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox
After you accept to switch to full screen and the magic will happens. Your guest OS will turn to full screen. And here we did is just capture everything as a host machine and now you can
Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox

Hot Keys Here We Used To Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox

To switch Full Screen Host + F or Right Ctrl + F
Here we have to disable the Mouse Integration to avoid collapse the two OS simultaneously, using Host + I or Right Ctrl + I.
After complete your task or for some reference you wants to switch from Guest OS to Host OS. But there is no control to toggle between them, now don’t panic use the same combination of hot keys we above mentioned,
To Enable Mouse integration Host + I or Right Ctrl + I.
To switch Full Screen Host + F or Right Ctrl + F
And now you’ll return back to our Host Machine from Guest OS. We hope this article will gives you some knowledge on working with how to work with Virtual Machines and Enable Windows Alt Key Inside VirtualBox.
If you wants to know more about virtual box and FAQ please consider this link for better result.

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