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I'm using a multi-monitor setup and I often use the second screen as a display for a virtual machine. My problem is that I haven't found a good way to switch between the virtual machine and the host OS using only the keyboard. Naturally, when the VM is focused, it will intercept Alt+Tab to switch between its own apps. Same goes for other shortcuts like Win+1, etc.

Can you suggest a utility (or a built-in mechanism) that can provide such a "switch to the foreground application on the other display" shortcut?

The host OS can be either Windows or Mac OS X.

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Can you please specify which virtualization solution you are using? It highly depends on this. –  Uwe Plonus Jan 16 '13 at 9:30
    
I'm using VirutalBox on Windows and Parallels on the Mac –  zah Jan 16 '13 at 11:41

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