hotkey function while running in virtualbox

Asked by rocketman1991 on 2020-03-29


I want to run Sikuli while having linux open in virtualbox on windows. I defined my Hotkey function with ctrl + F1 which is then supposed to interrupt my while cycle, however, this does not work, when i press the hotkey combination, the program does not interrupt. Anybody have an idea on how to resolve this?

Thank you!

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

This may be caused by using VirtualBox.
Does it work when you press the VirtualBox host key first (usually reight ctrl), and then ctrl + F1?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

typo, "right ctrl"

rocketman1991 (rocketman1991) said : #3

Hello Manfred, thank you for your reply! Do you know what the code for the right ctrl key is, which is the host key in virtual box. i could set it to left alt, but thats my fail safe at the moment to close windows by pressing alt+f4.
Thank you!

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Why do you need the code?
What I meant was:
if you want to abort your script, press the right alt key and then ctrl-F1 manually.

rocketman1991 (rocketman1991) said : #5

Thank you I will try that!

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