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I am running Ubuntu within Ubuntu using VirtualBox. I want to switch to virtual terminal on guest system. When I press Ctrl+Alt+F4 within guest system, host system switches to virtual terminal instead of guest system. Although, lock screen (Ctrl+Alt+L) working as expected within guest system.

My question is, is there a way to make my guest system to switch virtual terminal.

VirtualBox version is 5.2 and both guest and host machines are running Ubuntu 16.04.

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In VirtualBox we can switch to a TTY in virtual Ubuntu with

HostF1 ... HostF7

whereHost ist the host key as was defined in the VirtualBox general settings (usually right Ctrl)

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