Steve Slaughter on 13 Jan 2011 16:22:28 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Virtual Box will not recognize my USB printer (


>Message: 4
>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:19:33 -0500
>From: Scott Budihas <>
>Subject: Re: [PLUG] Virtual Box will not recognize my USB printer
>Did you tell Vbox to take control of the usb device from the host? There is
>a menu where you can select the device to activate it for use in the guest.
>On my setup the menu gets hidden at the top of the guest window.
>On Jan 13, 2011 10:49 AM, "Steve Slaughter" <>

Scott, I tried to transfer control of the USB device from the host to the guest using the menu 
you described above, but all the devices listed in the menu are colored black and can not be selected.

>Are you running VBox 4 as downloaded from You'll need
>the extension pack (which, IMO, is where Oracle intends to start
>monetizing VBox, but I digress). It's available from their site.

>Thanks and best regards,
>Chris Nehren

Yes, Chris I'm running VBox 4 and I have installed the extension pack. 

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