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

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


    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.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try
    Ctrl-Alt-Delete
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    Ctrl-Alt-Delete works, but it doesn't instantly bring up the Task Manager though.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    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>.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    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..
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    All good.

    Glad I could help....
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    Windows 8.1x64 pro


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