What's new

Solved Win+Shift+Esc shortcut for task manager only works on the left side ?

FrothDeMaer

New Member
I recently installed Win 8 Enterprise 90 days trial using Virtualbox.

I tried Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up the task manager, but it apparently works on only the left ctrl and left shift keys..

Is this a bug or intentional ?

Update: Omg, fatal typo. I meant Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Sorry.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 HP
    CPU
    i5-460M
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT 425M

theog

VIP Member
VIP Member
Gold Member
Try
Ctrl-Alt-Delete
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

Kat

Banned
Right-Control is used by Virtual-Box itself as a 'host key', so isn't normally available.

You can change this in V-Box's settings <File--Preferences--Input>.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 'Super-Laptop'.
    CPU
    Intel Sandy-Bridge i7-2670QM quad-core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000HD / Ge-Force GT555M 2 gigs
    Sound Card
    Realtek/5.1 Dolby built-in including speakers.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4" full-HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1024
    Hard Drives
    2x750GB Toshiba internal, 1x500GB Seagate external, 1x2TB Seagate external, 1x640GB Toshiba pocket-drive, 1x640GB Samsung pocket drive.
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Air-cooled
    Mouse
    I/R cordless.
    Internet Speed
    Borderline pathetic.

FrothDeMaer

New Member
Right-Control is used by Virtual-Box itself as a 'host key', so isn't normally available.

You can change this in V-Box's settings <File--Preferences--Input>.

Thanks a great deal. Totally forgotten about that.. :thumb:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 HP
    CPU
    i5-460M
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT 425M

Kat

Banned
All good.

Glad I could help....:cool::geek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 'Super-Laptop'.
    CPU
    Intel Sandy-Bridge i7-2670QM quad-core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000HD / Ge-Force GT555M 2 gigs
    Sound Card
    Realtek/5.1 Dolby built-in including speakers.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4" full-HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1024
    Hard Drives
    2x750GB Toshiba internal, 1x500GB Seagate external, 1x2TB Seagate external, 1x640GB Toshiba pocket-drive, 1x640GB Samsung pocket drive.
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Air-cooled
    Mouse
    I/R cordless.
    Internet Speed
    Borderline pathetic.

speedlever

New Member
Reviving this old thread because I finally decided to Google why my Ctrl-Shift-Esc no longer brings up the task manager like it used to. Reading this thread, I discovered that while my left side Ctrl-Shift-Esc does NOT work, my right side Ctrl-Shift-Esc DOES work.

How interesting. And curious.

I would surely like to know the fix so that my left side keys work like my right side keys!

Any suggestions?

Win 8.1 pro x64.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1x64 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Homebrew
    CPU
    i5-2500k
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V Pro
    Memory
    16 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x 19 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    256 GB SSD
    1.5GB
    2 GB
    3GB external
    Case
    Antec Solo
    Antivirus
    Avast free

cgcat

New Member
I was having the same issue. I found that the shift key on my keyboard was causing windows to think I was trying to type a tilde, which is also on my esc key. For now I am using ctrl+shift+fn+esc to force Windows to register the esc key properly. It's a bit cumbersome but I'm happy with it for now. Hope this helps!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 670
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top