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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Work with Windows in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine

Like Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion, VirtualBox provides an environment in which Windows works just as it should—for the most part. A few tasks, however, may require some extra explanation.

Right-Clicking in VirtualBox

If you have a mouse or trackball with two or more buttons, the right button should work as a right click (producing a contextual menu) within Windows, as you'd expect. If you have a one-button Apple mouse, you can simulate a right click by holding down Control while clicking. If you're using a MacBook or MacBook Pro, you can perform a right click using the trackpad, as long as it's configured properly. (Read Right-Clicking, p. 7, for complete details.)

Using the Optical Drive

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