Left-Alt &Tab, or left-windows-key causes VM to switch out.

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Xepol, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Xepol

    Xepol Guest

    My VPC is an activated copy of XP sp1a, using the default
    right alt key for VPC tasks, I normally run it full
    screened.

    I'm not quite sure why, but ever few times I use the left
    windows key (I never use the right one), or the left-alt
    with a tab to switch tasks the virtual machine stopps
    being full screened, and the main OS suddenly has focus,
    in fact, the main OS can often grab the windows key press
    and if I've chorded windows key-R, the run window will
    appear in my main OS intead of the VPC.

    The VPC either minimizes or turns into a black region on
    the main machine's desktop - if I click on the black
    region, the VPC comes back full screen and focused again.

    Very VERY annoying, as I do a lot of work inside the VPC,
    and this is VERY disruptive.

    Is this something I have configured wrong and simple to
    fix (I kinda doubt it, but hey, stranger things have
    happened) - or is this a common enough problem that we
    can expect to see it fixed in the elusive upcoming SP?

    (yes, MS, take the time to get it right rather than
    fast... I've gotten as much fast rather than right code
    from borland to last me a life time)
     
    Xepol, Oct 11, 2004
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