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What key is the Host key in Oracle's VirtualBox on Windows, Mac and Linux

Updated: Mar 28


This short post answers the question, "What key is the Host key in Oracle's VirtualBox on Windows, Mac, and Linux?"


What Key is the Host Key in Oracle's VirtualBox on Windows, Mac, and Linux


Windows and Linux Host


The right Ctrl key is the Host key on a Windows and Linux host


Mac Host


The left Command key is the Host key on a Mac host


GUI


The Host key is also presented in the lower right corner of the window running the VM:

The "Host key" is shown in the Windows task bar

This post covered what key is the Host Key in Oracle's VirtualBox on Windows, Mac, and Linux.


Reference


1.9.2. Capturing and Releasing Keyboard and Mouse in the Oracle® VM VirtualBox® User Manual at [link]


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