What's the "Host Key" ?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by d d, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. d d

    d d Guest

    I have an ubuntu VM and I just pressed rightAlt+Enter to go into full
    screen mode and I was offered this prompt:

    "When using a virtual machine in full-screen mode, you will not be able
    to see or directly access the host operating system menus.

    To access the host operating system once you are in a virtual machine''s
    full-screen mode, press and hold the host key and then press Enter
    (Right Alt+Enter)."

    Using the right alt is very familiar, I use it all the time to get my
    mouse out of the ubuntu VM, and right alt+enter sounds about right for
    getting into the full screen mode. But I'm worried I'll get trapped in
    there as I have no idea what "the host key" is.
     
    d d, Apr 13, 2009
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  2. d d

    d d Guest

    Oh, I didn't read it correctly it seems. I thought it said "press the
    host key and then press right-alt+enter" (meaning 3 keys). But now I see
    it says press the host key and enter and then in parentheses it says
    right-alt+enter).

    So I guess right alt is the host key. That was the first time I ever saw
    it referred to as the host key in any of the VPC menus/dialogs.

    Doh !!!!
     
    d d, Apr 13, 2009
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