How to switch to TTY in VirtualBox?

Swapnil Bhartiya swapnil.bhartiya at
Thu Feb 2 07:20:21 UTC 2012

On 02/02/2012 08:16 AM, Jared Norris wrote:
> On 2 February 2012 16:44, Swapnil Bhartiya<swapnil.bhartiya at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am testing Ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox. How to I switch to TTY? It's
>> obvious that when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1.... it switches the main OS to TTY.
>> Swapnil Bhartiya
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> Just tested my memory, you need to use the "host" key plus the F1 (or
> whatever tty you're trying to get to). By default the host key is the
> right control key.

Excellent. right Ctrl key + F1.... worked. Been struggling for a few 
days. Love the community and support :-)

Swapnil Bhartiya

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