Please help... can't get out of FullScreen mode in VPC 2007

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Loafy929, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Loafy929

    Loafy929 Guest

    I'm running VPC 2007 on my laptop in Windows XP. The virtual is a winxp
    installation as well. I entered full screen mode and now I can not get it
    back to windowed mode.

    The laptop is an IBM thinkpad T43, and does not have a windows button so it
    is assigned to the right-alt key. When I push right-alt + enter as the prompt
    told me when I first switched to full screen, it does not switch control back
    to the host OS. I can't seem to figure out how to get the darn thing back to
    windowed mode (especially since there is no option to start in windowed
    mode... nice).

    I also tried hooking up a standard keyboard, and that did not work either.
    Any tips on what I could do to resolve this? It's very annoying.
    Loafy929, Jan 8, 2008
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  2. As it says in VPC Help, "To change from full-screen mode to window mode,
    press host key+ENTER." The default host key is the Right-Alt key.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 8, 2008
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  3. Loafy929

    Loafy929 Guest

    I understand that, but it doesnt work. Where can I look to see that my host
    key is actually set to the right-alt key?
    Loafy929, Jan 8, 2008
  4. Loafy929

    Robert Comer Guest

    I understand that, but it doesnt work. Where can I look to see that my host
    Virtual PC Console, -> File menu -> Options -> Keyboard

    You host key might be <AltGr> if you have a non-US keyboard.
    Robert Comer, Jan 8, 2008
  5. Loafy929

    Loafy929 Guest

    I see. Thanks, I actually found it just before I read this. Turns out it was
    looking for right-alt, but MY right-alt key was actually set to

    I just changed it to "left-windows" (actually my right-alt....) and it works
    now. Thanks for your help.
    Loafy929, Jan 8, 2008
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