My host system is Ubuntu 16.04. I run Windows 7 in a VirtualBox machine.

I would like to use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Tab to switch between all windows of both my host and virtual guest system.

The following video demonstrates the problem: Video on YouTube

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With VirtualBox’s Seamless Mode you can Combine Two Operating Systems Into One Desktop. This feature turns on with keys ctrl+L

  • I switched into seamless mode and pressed Alt+Tab. However, it still only switches either between the windows running in my host or my guest system but not both.
    – orschiro
    Apr 25, 2016 at 11:45

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