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Enable shortcut for right-ctrl

asked 2016-04-05 01:50:13 -0500

cialu gravatar image

Hi guys. Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut for right-ctrl?

I use a laptop connected to external keyboard and using VirtualBox I press the right control key to retrieve the use of mouse/keyboard from the virtual machine. The issue is that if I use laptop only without external keyboard, because the keyboard of the laptop is missing the right control key. So I need a way to use a shortcut instead of right-ctrl, but I'm unable to properly set that under keyboard settings.

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answered 2016-04-05 04:26:56 -0500

Rabin gravatar image

The right (and easy way) will be to change the hot-key in VirtaulBox setting.

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Thank you for the workaround, I know there are many alternatives.

My question was: "Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut for right-ctrl?"

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-04-05 06:59:59 -0500 )edit

you can re-map keys if you like, you will need xen and xmomap for that. see the page for example -

Rabin gravatar imageRabin ( 2016-04-05 15:00:05 -0500 )edit

Ok, it's interesting but I don't want remap some keys.

I really wonder if there a code for right-ctrl to put into the shortcuts settings so, for example, I can use left-ctrl + super instead of right-ctrl.

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-04-07 02:37:14 -0500 )edit

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