I'd like to know how to re-assign or disable the hotkeys for the virtualbox. I'd like to type a replacement key combination for CTRL+Alt+Del.
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There is not much you can do outside of modifying the Hostkey to create/edit any of the command shortcuts such as Ctrl-Alt-Del or Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. Hostkey-Del or using the "Insert Ctrl+Alt+Delete" options under the Machines menu are the only ways to send Ctrl-Alt-Del to the virtual machine.
For more information, see the Typing Special Characters section of Keyboard and mouse support in virtual machines in the Virtualbox manual.
It goes on to say:
I think the short version is that the only way you can change the hotkey needed for Ctrl-Alt-Del is via changing the Hostkey and using Hostkey-Del (as said in the other response). The only command that is "customizable" is the use of Alt-Tab and that is limited to be able to choose which machine (host or virtual) the Alt-Tab command affects.
Outside of that, unless there is a Addon for Virtualbox to give this support, I think we will just have to wait for that sort of support to be included in future releases.
As far as I know it's only possible to modify the Host key from File -> Preferences -> Input. If there's a way to modify other shortcuts, I'm interested in that, too.