virt-viewer not release keyboard


Active Member
Mar 6, 2014
Stuttgart, Germany
I get a realy annoying issue. I have Windows and Linux Guests. When i minimize the Virt-Viewer window or just send them in the background and work in another window i could happen that my entered kebaord input not appear in in the window wich has the focus. Instead all input will be still forwarded in the minimized virt-viewer window to the guest.
The only way to release the keyboard focus is to get back the focus to the virt-viewer window and press Ctrl+Alt+R.

I'm using virt-viewer version 5.0 x64. Does anyone has an idea? It seems there is no more development here:

P.S. i have the set the
to 1 for multi console support


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Aug 29, 2006
I see this also sometimes on a Win7 desktop PC with virt-viewer 5.0-256, looks like a bug on the virt-viewer package.

Please check/report it on:


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