Ticket #15929 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Restored VM stays "darkened" if switching workspaces while restoring

Reported by: giacecco Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.0.26
Keywords: workspace,composite, Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


The following applies to Fedora 24. The latest VirtualBox version distributed from packages with it is 5.0.26.

To reproduce:

1) have more workspaces active in Gnome, e.g. A and B 2) start restoring a suspended Windows 10 VM in workspace A; the Windows desktop is showed darkened, to represent that you can't use it yet 3) switch to workspace B before restore is completed 4) wait some time for restoring to complete 5) switch back to workspace A

... and the Windows desktop will still be darkened, despite being active.

If, instead, you don't switch workspace for the duration of the restore, the darkening is removed at completion.

Note that if - from another workspace - I "look" at the VirtualBox window using a video capture device (e.g. obs-studio), the window is correctly not darkened.

The issue could be VirtualBox's or of the way VirtualBox interacts with Gnome's window manager / composite manager (mutter?). I found a similar issue from the past at , with compton, another Linux composite manager.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by giacecco

Just to confirm that this is still happening with version 5.1.8 r111374 installed from the Fedora 24 packages.

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