Ticket #13534 (new defect)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Seamless mode on secondary monitor mimics resolution of primary monitor since 4.3.18

Reported by: vBen Owned by:
Component: GUI/seamless Version: VirtualBox 4.3.18
Keywords: multimonitor screen resolution secondary monitor Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


After upgrading from 4.3.16-95972 to 4.3.18 r96516 I'm facing a (for me) severe usage problem with seamless mode in combination with my multi-monitor setup.


A laptop (15" 1600x900) with a large monitor (24" 1920x1200) as secondary monitor. I would run a Win guest on the large, secondary screen in seamless mode, so my Cinnamon taskbars & menus are on my laptop screen, my Win7 bar is on the bottom of my 2nd monitor.


As of 4.3.18 the seamless mode mimics the height of the primary monitor (900px) though taking the whole width. Fullscreen mode still works as expected and takes up the whole secondary screen.

More oddly, in seamless mode the 900px frame is positioned somewhere in the middle of the screen giving my a flying taskbar and VBox Toolbar.

I always faced a problem that the VBox Toolbar menues appears with a vertical offset to the actual toolbar hover (something like 300px below). But I think this is rather a Gtk issue which I can tackle.

Downgrading restored the seamless mode for me.


VBox.log.1 Download (124.0 KB) - added by vBen 8 years ago.
VBox.log of broken 4.3.18
screenshot.jpeg Download (406.9 KB) - added by vBen 8 years ago.
Screenshot illustrating the issue

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by vBen

VBox.log of broken 4.3.18

Changed 8 years ago by vBen

Screenshot illustrating the issue

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by vBen

Issue still present in 4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring. I attached a screenshot illustrating the problem. It really makes the whole virtualbox unusable for me.

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