[Bug 195982] Shift, Crtl and Caps/Num/Scroll Lock stop working when using VMWare

Ronny Ager-Wick ronny at ager-wick.com
Tue Jun 17 11:35:16 UTC 2008

New observation:

It can also be reproduced this way:
click inside the VM
hold any of Shift, Ctrl or Alt keys down while moving the mouse out of the VM window

Note: If I switch to the VM by simply alt-tabbing to it, then pressing Ctrl-Alt-Enter to full screen it, then Crtl-Alt to release, I do *not* get this problem. It *only* occurs when I:
1. Click inside the VM and
2. Hold any of the Ctrl, Alt and/or shift keys while releasing the keyboard/mouse to the host OS (which you obviously do when you press Crtl-Alt to revert back to windowed mode, as the cursor is then released from the VM).

Shift key (and caps lock) stop working when using VMWare
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