Take screenshots from your Windows host in Oracle VM Virtualbox – wintips.org

If you have installed other operating systems using Sun VM Virtualbox and want to take a screenshot of your guest operating system and there is nothing using “PrintScreen” or “Alt + PrintScreen”, to solve this problem use the solution below.

For this article, I installed the Vbox environment (version 4.1.20) on my Windows 7 host OS to install Windows XP as a guest OS and also installed the “Guest Add-ons”.

Then when I tried to select a guest OS, I noticed that my keyboard and mouse were automatically captured by the guest OS.

When this happens, you may see a “green down arrow” at the bottom right of your guest OS window, indicating that your keyboard and mouse are being taken over by the guest OS.

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1. So we need to remove the keyboard and mouse by pressing the right Ctrl key once and “green down arrowwill be like “”.black down arrow“.

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2. After this is done, you can use the shortcuts “PrintScreenClick “or” to capture full screenAlt + PrintScreen” simultaneously active* to capture the VirtualBox guest OS window.

Note*: First, you need to select the VirtualBox guest OS window, then press the “Right Ctrl” button once to drag out the keyboard and mouse, and use the shortcuts to take pictures.

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