Access the Android menu in VirtualBox on a Mac host

If you’re desperately trying to get the Menu button in an Android x86 installation working under VirtualBox on a Mac OS X host – whose keyboard of course doesn’t have this “context” / “menu” key Windows keyboards have on the right – you might find the touch-only-device mode in Android x86 handy:

  1. Click on the clock in the status bar to enable / disable this mode altogether
  2. A swipe from the left to the right emulates the Menu button function
  3. A swipe from right to left emulates the Back button function
  4. Simply clicking on the status bar brings you to the Home screen