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RE: [Qemu-devel] qemu + Windows NT (2000, XP, etc)

From: Dor Laor
Subject: RE: [Qemu-devel] qemu + Windows NT (2000, XP, etc)
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 05:05:20 -0700

>QEMU developers:
>I have been using QEMU off and on for some time.  Recently I had a need
>for a Windows XP VM to be joined to a domain.  I discovered a rather
>annoying issue in the form of the key-grab: NT-based Microsoft
>operating systems make heavy use of Ctrl-Alt-Delete, i.e. to sign on,
>open the task manager, change your password, lock your screen, etc.
>I've started using the tablet USB device specifically because I don't
>like this grabby behaviour, and it started becoming a real problem for
>everyday use.
>I wrote a patch that adds a command-line switch to qemu (-alt-grab).
>It allows you to remap the keygrab combination to Ctrl-Alt-Shift when
>using SDL-based displays.  It has only been tested on Linux / AMD64.
>Please reply to me off-list, as I am not subscribed.  Comments are
>appreciated, and I would like to see this make it into the mainline
>QEMU branch.

It bothered us too, it fits us like a globe.
Hope that it will be joined to qemu's mainline.
We'll anyway add it to kvm.

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