Send a keystroke combination to a box

Some combinations of keystrokes are automatically directed to the host machine. To send a key sequence instead to the running guest:

  1. Click the keyboard (settings) button in the header bar.

  2. Click the key combination you want to send. The available key combinations are:

    • Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

    • Ctrl+Alt+F1

    • Ctrl+Alt+F2

    • Ctrl+Alt+F3

    • Ctrl+Alt+F7

If your guest operating system is Linux, you can often use one of these key sequences to switch to the first virtual console, and another to switch back to the graphical console. In a number of Linux distributions, Ctrl+Alt+F3 will switch to the virtual console, and Ctrl+Alt+F1 will switch back to the graphical desktop.