When using a virtual machine in VirtualBox you might want to switch to a different console by hitting


where <n> stands for the number of the console you want to access (like Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a text console and Ctrl+Alt+F7 to get back to your X session).

Unfortunately, key combinations with Ctrl+Alt like the mentioned Ctrl+Alt+F<n> or Ctrl+Alt+Del will not be sent to the guest operating system. Continue reading »


If you ever wanted to create screenshots of a virtual machine (for a tutorial, a presentation, a forum post or any other reason), you probably already noticed that the VirtualBox GUI does not offer a screenshot function.

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