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Thursday, February 24

No backslash in Virtual Machine ?!!

By default, the Alt Gr key is the host key which allows the host OS to capture control over the mouse and keyboard from a virtual machine. As a result of this you are not able to type a backslash (\) in the virtual machine because pressing Alt Gr gives control back to the host OS. Very annoying if you really need this key ;-)

You can change this setting in the Virtual PC options (File > Options). Choose a key that you don't need very often or you're back in trouble!

Thx for helping me out David.


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