VirtualBox

Ticket #16161 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Opening a VBOX file from Win Explorer opens a 2nd instance of VirtualBox Manager

Reported by: socratis Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 5.1.8
Keywords: VirtualBox Manager, instances, register VM, open VBOX Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Windows

Description

NOTE: This affects BOTH Win & Linux Hosts

Launch VirtualBox Manager. Double-click (or open) a VBOX file from Windows Explorer/File Manager.

  • If the VM is already registered and not running, it will run. Good.
  • If the VM is already registered and running, it will get the focus. Good.
  • If the VM is not registered, a 2nd instance of VirtualBox Manager opens up just to register the VM, which also appears on the 1st instance as well. Not good.

Especially on Windows, if you couple this, with #14988 it makes things not ... optimal.

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