Ticket #1645 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

libnotify notifications do not show up when VirtualBox is running fullscreen

Reported by: jnylen Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0
Keywords: fullscreen, full screen, notifications Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I have an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) host system. I like to have a Windows VM running full-screen on a second desktop. When I do this, the standard notifications that appear next to system tray icons (created by libnotify) do not appear. If the VM is not in full screen, then the notifications appear as expected.

A command that can be run to test this behavior (requires the libnotify-bin package to be installed) is:

notify-send -t 2000 test testing

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by meiser

I also ran into this issue with VirtualBox 2.1.4.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by dimitris

I'm still seeing this with 3.2.6, Ubuntu Lucid host with XP guest in seamless mode.

One possibile difference from the original report is that desktop notifications do show up when VB doesn't have focus, e.g. if I press the Host key followed by Alt-Tabbing to another (host) window.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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